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July 10, 2015

 

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MAPA ANNOUNCES

2015-2016 LEADERSHIP 2.0 PROGRAM

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

ATTILA HARDY,

AUTO-WARES GROUP OF COMPANIES 

Michigan Automotive Parts Association (MAPA) is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Leadership 2.0 Program Scholarship through the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, Northwood University has been awarded to Attila Hardy of Auto-Wares Group of Companies in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Attila grew up in a family-owned parts store, is an established automotive professional with over 20+ years of ongoing experience in sales, merchandising, marketing, management, training, operations, and inventory control in the automotive aftermarket industry. Attila aspires to spend the second half of his career being a leader in the automotive aftermarket sharing his experiences with a broader audience. "I appreciate that organizations like MAPA have scholarships like these available for people who want to further their education and training in the Auto Care Industry."  Atila is the Multi-Store Director of Operations for Auto-Wares Detroit Group.  Congratulations Attila!

 

Brian Cruickshank, Director of Northwood University's University of the Aftermarket announced earlier this year that the University of the Aftermarket Foundation would once again offer ASAAA members one full $6,250 scholarship which includes tuition, materials, and meals for the highly-acclaimed 2015-2016  2-week Leadership 2.0 Program. This scholarship is an exclusive offer to members of the Michigan Automotive Parts Association (MAPA) through its affiliation with the Alliance of State Automotive Aftermarket Associations (ASAAA), demonstrating the value of state associations connecting our local people to the national universe. Scholarship recipients are selected by ASAAA's Scholarship Committee from applications submitted by member state associations.

 

Leadership 2.0 is conducted in 2 one-week sessions at Northwood University; August 23-28, 2015 in Midland, Michigan and April 24-29, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information and complete details about the 2015-2016 Leadership 2.0 Program, visit www.universityoftheaftermarket.com and click Leadership 2.0.

 


 

 

MAPA NEWS

June 10, 2015

                                       

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               ROY ROSQUIN TO RECEIVE

2015 MAPA LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD

The Michigan Automotive Parts Association is pleased to announce the selection of Roy Rosquin (Posthumous Award) former owner of Marlette Auto Parts, Inc., Marlette, Michigan as recipient of its 2015 MAPA Lifetime Service Award.

 

Roy and wife Dorothy opened Marlette Auto Parts in 1960 in a small farming community that had no auto parts store, Roy's motivation for entering the automotive aftermarket and opening a business in a town that certainly needed it. In the early 1970's the store's square footage quadrupled to meet the needs of their automotive and agricultural customers. His employees were like family. In silent service, Roy helped civic, church and school groups by donating money, door prizes and his time. Mentoring many young men and women was Roy's passion.

 

Roy's wife Dorothy lives in Marlette and his son Dave works for Dana, his son Marshall works for Ford. Roy and Dorothy touched almost every life and heart in the small town of Marlette.

 

Ken Wendling will be presenting Roy's wife Dorothy and sons Dave and Marshall with the 2015 MAPA Lifetime Service Award during MAPA Industry Day being held on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre in Flint, Michigan as we all honor the wonderful man so many knew and loved, Roy Rosquin.

 

Created in 2010, the MAPA Lifetime Service Award is presented to an individual by the association. It is designed to honor the excellence of individuals in the industry who have made significant impacts in the industry and/or the association. Qualifying criteria for consideration of MAPA's Lifetime Service Award is recipient must be a Michigan based company, have/had an extensive career in the industry, contributed significantly to the automotive industry, and to their local community. Previous recipients include; Sam Rogers of Parts Warehouse Co., Bay City, Michigan, Al Blanchard of Mid-5 Auto Supply, Livonia, Michigan and Barry Hill of Auto-Wares Group of Companies, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 


 

 

 

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MAPA NEWS

July 22, 2014

 

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  BARRY HILL TO RECEIVE

2014 MAPA LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD

 

The Michigan Automotive Parts Association is pleased to announce the selection of Barry Hill, Vice President of Auto-Wares Group of Companies, Grand Rapids, Michigan as recipient of its 2014 MAPA Lifetime Service Award.

 

Barry’s involvement in the automotive aftermarket industry spans 55 years, beginning at the age of 13 working in his family’s business Tri-State Automotive Warehouse and Hill Piston while going to school. Today, Barry is Vice President of Auto-Wares Group of Companies located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is semi-retired. Throughout his career, Barry has been a champion of the independent, and a strong supporter of the automotive aftermarket industry.

 

Created in 2010, the MAPA Lifetime Service Award is presented to an individual by the association. It is designed to honor the excellence of individuals in the industry who have made significant impacts in the industry and/or the association. The award will be presented during MAPA Industry Day 2014 being held on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre in Flint, Michigan.

 

Qualifying criteria for consideration of MAPA’s Lifetime Service Award is recipient must be a Michigan based company, have 25 or more years of service in the industry, and contributed significantly to the automotive industry and to their local community. Previous recipients include Sam Rogers, Parts Warehouse Co., Bay City, Michigan and Al Blanchard, Mid-5 Auto Supply, Livonia, Michigan.

 


 

 

Michigan Automotive Parts Association is pleased to introduce our new member program …

 

 

MAPA HUMAN RESOURCE SYSTEM

 

MAPA’s Human Resource System helps you manage your staff the right way.

IT INCLUDES:
  • A CUSTOMIZABLE EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK
  • THE MOST USED HR AND NEW HIRE FORMS
    (including employment applications and performance review templates)
  • UPDATES - - FIRST YEAR
  • DISCOUNTED CONSULTATIONS WITH AN HR EXPERT

 

With a dramatic increase in employee discrimination law suits (14% increase in Michigan since 2009), and an increase in unfair labor practices as a result of unlawful social media policies, now is the time to implement or revise your Employee Handbook. The #1 defense against these issues is having an up-to-date Employee Handbook. That’s why MAPA, and MAPA’s HR Program partner Human Resource Management Services LLC, have created the MAPA Human Resource System. This resource helps you; Revise your current Employee Handbook for the challenges facing us in 2013 (NLRB, Social Media, EEO and FMLA); Create a complete and compliant Employee Handbook; and Let’s your employees know what they can expect from you, and what you can expect from your employees.

 

The Employee Handbook has been professionally written for the needs of MAPA members. It is completely customizable to your business needs and written in plain language for maximum use and effectiveness. It contains all of the major policies and procedures needed to keep pace with the ever-changing State and Federal regulations.

 

Most used HR forms include new hire paperwork, employment applications, payroll forms, employee development / corrective action templates and more!

 

All information is available in a digital format for easy use and storage. Your MAPA membership also entitles you to discounted consultations with Human Resource Management Services, LLC to help answer all of your HR and employee-related questions!

 

Top 5 Reasons to Purchase MAPA’s Human Resource System:
  1. Increase employee productivity and efficiency
  2. Avoid legal pitfalls and maintain your competitive edge
  3. Spend less time answering common questions
  4. Prevent problems and misunderstandings
  5. The heavy lifting has been done for you…simply customize to fit your needs and begin enjoying the benefits

COMPLETE SYSTEM AVAILABLE JULY 1, 2013
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT MAPA, 1.800.678.6272


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