This year's Leadership 2.0 Program graduates 19 aftermarket professionals

Jan. 1, 2020
The University of the Aftermarket's Leadership 2.0 program concluded on Friday, April 18 with a graduation ceremony to recognize the 19 participants who took part in the executive development program.

The University of the Aftermarket's Leadership 2.0 program concluded on Friday, April 18 with a graduation ceremony to recognize the 19 participants who took part in the executive development program.

This year's graduating class of Leadership 2.0 participants included:

- Ian Anderson, Smothers Parts International
- Nataki Barnes, Federal-Mogul Corp.
- JR Bishop, Federated Auto Parts
- Arlene Davis, AAIA
- Jim Dykstra, Dykstra's Auto Service
- Thomas Fontana, Tenneco
- Michael Harvey, Affinia
- Wendell Hays, Federal-Mogul Corp.
- Dave Illes, Tenneco
- David Leonhart, O'Reilly Auto Parts
- Fletcher Lord, Crow Burlingame
- Mark Mojica, Tenneco
- Ken Myers, Affinia
- Mike Peace, The Timken Co.
- Robert Richmond, Parts Warehouse Inc.
- Scott Richmond, SAE Warehouse/Sturdevant's
- Dedra Selby, AAIA
- Mark Sprague, NGK Spark Plugs
- George Tersteeg, Automotive Parts Headquarters

"It was a great week of interactive programs designed to engage and challenge the aftermarket leaders of tomorrow," says University of the Aftermarket Director Brian Cruickshank. "Participant evaluations were consistently high, and everyone left the program with take-aways that they can use in their businesses on Monday. There is already quite a bit of interest in the next Leadership 2.0 class, which will begin in September at the new Sloan Building for Aftermarket Studies."

Details on the next Leadership 2.0 program are being finalized and will be officially unveiled by Cruickshank at the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium, held in Chicago on May 20-21.

Leadership 2.0 is an intense and intellectually challenging two-week executive development and learning experience, deeply rooted in the theoretical and practical application of leadership principles in the automotive aftermarket. Participants in this year's program represent a wide-array of aftermarket companies at all levels of the industry. Part I was held at Northwood University's Troy campus in Sept. 2007.

Participants receive 6.0 credits toward completion of their Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) or Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) certifications.