Members of the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) recently teamed up to support the Michigan Automotive Parts Association (MAPA) and its 65th annual Industry Day held in Flint, Michigan.
James O’Dell, marketing manager of Federated member Motown Automotive Distributing Co. in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and Alena Van Cleave, manager of Pronto member A & Jay Automotive Warehouse based in Redford, Michigan, made a presentation titled “Attract and Retain the Next Generation” to the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) members in attendance. The open forum focused on what Millennials are looking for in a job as well as how companies can outline career paths, involvement, purpose and opportunities to make them a more attractive employer.
“We want to thank Alena and James for representing The Group at this important industry event,” said Larry Pavey, CEO of the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group). “Members of The Group actively volunteer their time and expertise for the betterment of the auto care industry and Alena and James are great examples. From the feedback we have received, they did a tremendous job. We appreciate the invitation from MAPA to participate in their annual Industry Day event.”
The Michigan Automotive Parts Association is a non-profit state trade association representing automotive parts stores, service dealers, warehouse distributors, manufacturers and associates throughout Michigan. Its mission is to provide members with business and educational information relative to the sale of automotive replacement parts, to promote the automotive aftermarket industry, to provide legislative and regulatory advocacy, and to enable group purchasing of member service programs.