UAF Kicks Off 2023 AWDA Aftermarket Challenge

UAF Kicks Off 2023 AWDA Aftermarket Challenge

The annual campaign raises funds for scholarships and programs that strengthen the aftermarket through education.

The 2023 AWDA Aftermarket Challenge to benefit the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) is underway. The annual campaign raises funds for scholarships and programs that strengthen the aftermarket through education. The following organizations participated in last year’s AWDA Aftermarket Challenge, contributing over $190,000 to help develop a strong, knowledgeable aftermarket workforce, the UAF said.

Program Distribution Groups – Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Automotive Parts Associates, Automotive Parts Services Group, Federated Auto Parts and The Pronto Network.

Platinum Level Suppliers – DriV, East Penn Manufacturing, Mevotech and Standard Motor Products.

Gold Level Suppliers – BBB Industries, Bosch, Cloyes Gear and Products, Dayco Products, Dorman Products, Epicor Software, First Brands Group, Gates Corporation, Litens Aftermarket and MANN+HUMMEL.

Silver Level Suppliers – Cloyes Gear and Products, Interstate Batteries, NTN Bearing Corp. of America, Siggins and Winhere Brake Parts.

Bronze Level Suppliers –AMS Automotive, AP Emissions Technologies, Arnott Inc., Autologue Computer Systems, Borg-Warner, Cardone Industries, Continental Corporation, Dana Incorporated, Dash4 Brake Products, DENSO, Elite EXTRA, ElringKlinger AG, EnerSys Batteries, FCS Automotive, Gabriel Ride Control, GB Remanufacturing, Genera Corporation, G.K. Industries, Global Parts Distributors, GMB North America, Grote Industries, GSP North America, Holstein Parts, IAP/DuraGo, ISC Industries, JNPSoft-OptiCat, KYB Americas Corp, Lisle Corporation, Lumileds, MAHLE Aftermarket, MotoRad of America, Motorcar Parts of America, NewTek Automotive USA, Pioneer Automotive Industries/ATP, Plews & Edelmann, Powerstop, Schaeffler, Schrader TPMS Solutions, Sherwin-Williams, SPS Commerce, Sunsong, The Timken Company, Unity Automotive, Uquality Automotive Products, Valeo, Valvoline, Wells Vehicle Electronics, Wonh Industries and ZF Aftermarket.

Manufacturers’ Representatives – Bill Murray & Associates, Glazier Sales Associates, Hirsig-Frazier, Kitchin & Sons, N.A. Williams Company, North Pro Reps, Pacific Marketing, Stan Padover Associates, and TASCO.

“Funding scholarships and educational programs for the next generation of industry professionals through programs like the AWDA Aftermarket Challenge will help ensure a successful future for the aftermarket,” said Bob Egan, MAAP, chairman, University of the Aftermarket Foundation. “We thank these fine organizations who took part in last year’s challenge and invite all industry members to support the 2023 AWDA Aftermarket Challenge.”

To support the AWDA Aftermarket Challenge, contact UAF Executive Director Jennifer Tio at [email protected].

For more information about the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, apply for a scholarship, join the UAF Coffee Club or make a donation, visit

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