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Women’s Board Names 2015 Auto Care Woman of the Year

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Oct. 15, 2015—The Car Care Council Women’s Board (WB) named Tammy (Chaffee) Tecklenburg, vice president global sales and marketing operations for Spectrum Brands- Global Auto Care, as its 2015 recipient of the Auto Care Woman of the Year Award.

Tecklenburg will be presented with the award at the annual WB reception on Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. at the Sands Expo Center, room 310, during AAPEX in Las Vegas.

The Auto Care Woman of the Year award is given out annually to honor an individual in recognition of her significant leadership contributions to the auto care community throughout her career.

“Tammy truly embodies the spirit of the Woman of the Year award,” said Amy Mattinat, president, Car Care Council Women’s Board. “Tammy pitched the idea of starting a mentor program and volunteered to take it on, over and above her professional responsibilities. Her committee and the executive board have supported her in creating a fabulous program, one that has quickly become one of the highly-valued benefits of being a Women’s Board associate. This award is truly a well-deserved tribute to her dedication to the Women's Board and the advancement of women within the auto care industry.”

“The Auto Care Association congratulates Tammy for the well-earned recognition from the Women’s Board,” said Kathleen Schmatz, president and CEO, Auto Care Association. “This award echoes her many contributions and dedication, recognizes her skills and indicates continued excellence in standards from professionals in auto care and the importance of sharing knowledge with the younger generations. We are pleased that the WB has seen fit to give this award to Tammy, and we look forward to further contributions.”

Tecklenburg has been active in the industry for 20 years, during which she has held numerous leadership positions with companies Prestone Products/Honeywell and Armored AutoGroup, recently acquired by Spectrum Brands Holdings. Most recently she was a part of the team that built Armored AutoGroup. After the sale in May, she is now playing a lead role in the integration and development of Spectrum Brands’ Global Auto Care division.

Tecklenburg has been involved with the Car Care Council’s Women’s Board for seven years. She has sat on the executive board and has been committee chair for Career and Leadership Development since 2014. In 2014, she led the WB in launching the industry’s first female mentor program.

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