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Young Professionals in the Aftermarket Committee

Mission and mandate

The mission of the Young Professionals in the Aftermarket (YPA) Committee is to act as the voice and the resource for young professionals in the auto care sector. The mandate is to provide members with a forum to express their views and recommendations on the current industry issues and to ensure its future growth and prosperity.

The YPA Committee also provides a networking and mentoring environment for employees in the auto care industry to enhance and develop their executive skills so that they may grow into stronger leaders in the industry.

Who we are

The YPA Committee is composed of representatives from AIA Canada member companies plus a Chair. Representation must include members from the collision sector, major retailer, supplier, warehouse distributor, and wholesaler/jobber categories of memberships.

The position of Chair shall be for a two-year term. As with other AIA Canada councils and committees, the YPA Committee Chair will be appointed (based on the recommendations and structure of the society) by the AIA Canada Chairman, and will become effective at the Annual General Meeting of the Association.

The YPA Committee will meet a minimum of two times a year in person, with additional meetings via conference call.

Sub-committees will be formed to address the variety of YPA Committee initiatives and move them forward on a timely basis.

AIA Canada will designate a staff member as a liaison to the YPA Committee to assist with meeting organization, minutes, etc.

YPA Committee activities must be self-funded.

Join the Young Professionals in the Aftermarket Committee

AIA Canada and the YPA Committee will ensure that members reflect the diversity of the aftermarket workforce and will be inclusive of genders and cultures.

Membership in the YPA Committee will be open to young executives (executives or managers) from AIA Canada member companies, including those being on-track for senior positions within their companies.

For the purposes of the YPA Committee, young executives will be people 45 years of age or younger. YPA Committee participants will be asked to complete a profile sheet to provide background on their career path and possible future goals.

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Members of the Young Professionals in the Aftermarket Committee

Patrick Verriet
MANN + HUMMEL Filtration Technology
Brad Cochrane
NAPA Auto Parts (Corporate Office)
Brad Irving
Uni-Sélect Canada Inc. (Corporate Office)
Chris Kinghorn
NAPA Ontario
Derek Suen Dorman Products, Inc.

Devin Termarsch

Georgia Ludwig Energizer Canada – Auto Division
Jeff Austin
Uni-Sélect Canada Inc. (Corporate Office)
Jennifer Fox
Auto Electric Service Ltd.
Kari Hann Specialty Sales & Marketing
Mark Potts
Nathaniel Willsie Grote Industries Co.
Rory Sones Matthew Scott Data Marketing Solutions
Shannon Tardiff CSN Collision Centres
Peter Bulmer Turnkey Media Solutions Inc.
Stephanie Cooney-Mann UAP Inc. (Head Office)
Tara Hammer Lordco Parts Ltd. (Corporate)
Zakari Krieger Barton Auto Parts Ltd.

Park N Fly Benefits

How the program works

  • Members select their departure city from the drop-down menu
    1. Choose Valet or Self-Park where applicable
    2. Enter their outbound and return dates
    3. Click find your rate
    4. The rates will automatically load
    5. Print a copy of the coupon
  • When exiting the lot
    1. Scan the printed Park’N Fly coupon at the Self-Park pay station
  • If members are using a Valet location
    • Hand a copy of the printed voucher to the agent at check-out or give them the discount code 1120313 once the code is entered by the agent the rate will automatically append to the AIA Canada rate program.
  • Discount Code 1120313
  • At check out members simply scan their pre-printed coupon the Valet or Self-Park pay station
  • When exiting the lot
    • Select form of payment
      1. Credit card
      2. Debit card
    • If they have any difficulties simply
      1. Manually enter 1120313 at the pay station and the rate will be applied
    • Scan the Park’N Fly ticket