by: Pete Kornafel
For Immediate Use
August 30, 2012
GAAS PR 24-12
Media contact: Margaret Beck, AASA
Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS)
Announces 2012-2013 Scholarship Winners
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) announces the recipients of the ADS / Ortner Scholarship Foundation scholarships for the 2012 - 2013 academic year.
Each of these students received a $1,000 scholarship:
· Harry Biron, Lima, Ohio
· Jacob Gill, Addison, N.Y.
· Conner Kavanagh, Richwood, Ohio
· Brandon Kennedy, Norwood, Colo.
· Benjamin Kuhn, Galena, Ill.
· Zach Ramirez, Decatur, Texas
· Jacob Wells, Meshoppen, Pa.
· Michael Woods, Attica, N.Y.
· Cory Zabel, Markesan, Wis.
“These outstanding students represent the future of the diesel fuel injection and diesel industries, and ADS is pleased to recognize and assist them as they further their education,” said David Fehling, ADS executive director. “ADS is pleased to work with the GAAS scholarship committee and participate in the scholarship Web site, an easy and convenient method for students to apply for scholarships from ADS and other organizations with one application.”
In addition to ADS, GAAS collaborates with these state associations and other automotive groups:
· Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN)
· Automotive Aftermarket Association of the Carolinas and Tennessee (AAACT)
· Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast (AAAS)
· Automotive Parts & Services Association (APSA)
· Automotive Parts and Service Association of Illinois (APSA of Ill.)
· California/Nevada/Arizona Automotive Wholesalers' Association (CAWA)
· Kentucky / Indiana Automotive Wholesalers Association (KIAWA)
· Michigan Automotive Parts Association (MAPA)
· New York State Automotive Aftermarket Association (NYSAAA)
· Ohio Valley Automotive Aftermarket Association (OVAAA)
· Wisconsin Automotive Part Association (WAPA)
The following foundations and organizations also collaborate with GAAS to award scholarships:
· Automotive Communication Council
· Breslow Foundation
· Gates Corporation
· Larry McCurdy Memorial Fund
· Leadership Development Network
· Michael Busch Memorial Fund
· Mitchell 1
· Multi Parts Supply
· Standard Motor Products
· Stant Corporation
· Women’s Car Care Council (WB)
Additional scholarship funding comes from industry contributions provided by individuals, companies and foundations. Contributions can be made to the GAAS Scholarship Fund, c/o Susan Medick at AAIA, at 301-654-6664, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the GAAS Scholarship Program
The GAAS program is a joint professional education effort of the Alliance of State Automotive Aftermarket Associations (ASAAA), Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada, Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA), Automotive Service Association (ASA), Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), Motorist Assurance Program (MAP), Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), Tire Industry Association (TIA) and University of the Aftermarket. Polk is the corporate sponsor of the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium. The event is made possible through the generous support of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.