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Young Professionals in the Auto care sector Committee

The Young Professionals in the Auto care sector Committee is a standing committee of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) Board of Directors who works with AIA Canada management to guide the Young Professionals in the Auto care sector (YPA) community. The YPA Community aims to be the trusted voice and resource that leads innovation in Canada’s auto care sector for the next generation of auto care professionals by offering unparalleled mentoring, networking and thought leadership opportunities to young professionals working in this sector. 

The YPA Committee is comprised of representatives under 45 years of age working at AIA Canada member companies in good standing, who are also current members of the Young Professionals in the Auto care sector community 

The Young Professionals in the Auto care sector (YPA) Committee is the leading voice of the YPA Community. They work closely with AIA Canada management to ensure that young professionals’ interests are reflected in the Community’s initiatives by providing suggestions and feedback concerning topics, speakers, industry dynamics impacting young professionals, and more. They also assist in the recruitment of AIA Canada members to join the Community and the Committee. 

It is recommended that the YPA Committee meet a minimum of one time in-person per year.  

Members of the Young Professionals in the Auto care sector 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
DRiV

Georgia Ludwig
Wakefield Canada

Jeff Austin
Uni-Sélect Canada Inc. (Corporate Office)
Jennifer Fox
Auto Electric Service Ltd.
Kari Hann Specialty Sales & Marketing
Mark Potts
DRiV
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.

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