Women in Auto Care Announces Women of the Year Recipients

Women in Auto Care Announces Women of the Year Recipients

The Women in Auto Care awards included “Women of the Year," “Outstanding Leadership" and many more awards.

Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, announced its 2023 award recipients during the Women in Auto Care Awards ceremony that took place at this year’s Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas. The Women in Auto Care “Women of the Year” awards include: “Lifetime Achievement, “Outstanding Leadership,” “Female Shop Owner of the Year,” “Woman of Excellence,” “Company Ally of the Year” and “Women in Auto Care Champion of the Year.”

“Since the inception of the Women in Auto Care awards, our group of candidates has grown exponentially,” said Jessica Toliuszis, chair, Women in Auto Care. “This year, we received 138 nominations. In anticipation of this explosive growth, we increased the number of awards to celebrate astonishing aftermarket talent. Adding new accolades, like the ‘Company Ally of the Year’ and ‘Lifetime Achievement’ awards expands our impact and our ability to celebrate transformational leadership.”

Toliuszis said twenty-five volunteer judges spanning nearly every channel in the automotive aftermarket selected the recipients of each award.

The winners of the 2023 Women in Auto Care Awards are:

  • Lifetime Achievement: Tammy Tecklenburg, founder and CEO, dott.®
  • Outstanding Achievement: Jill Trotta, vice president, business development, marketing and partnerships, Torqata
  • Female Shop Owner of the Year: Jessica Carrino, owner, Sparks Tire & Auto
  • Woman of Excellence: Susan Starnes, vice president, emerging markets, Genuine Parts Company
  • Woman of Excellence: Tanya Hunt, commercial project manager, BBB Industries
  • Woman of Excellence: Ashlee Arnold, vice president, Arnold Oil Company of Austin
  • Woman of Excellence: Jennifer Tio, president, Maximum Marketing Services, Inc.
  • Company Ally of the Year: Standard Motor Products, Inc.
  • Women in Auto Care Champion of the Year: April Williamson, associate category manager, NAPA

For more information on each of the winners, click here.

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