by: Pete Kornafel
May 22, 2012
Margaret Beck, AASA
GAAS Scholarship Fund Announces Award Presented by Multi Parts Supply
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium Scholarship Fund announced today that Maureen Moscoso of Pacifica, Calif. is the recipient of the $2,500 MPS® International Aftermarket Scholarship from Multi Parts Supply (MPS®), a co-manufacturer auto parts supplier to some of the best-known global aftermarket brands.
Moscoso is pursuing an associates of science in automotive technology at Skyline College and plans to continue her education to major in Mechanical Engineering. She also has been active in the automotive clubs at Skyline College, including holding the position of vice president in Heart Wrenchers, an organization for women in the school’s technology program dedicated to education and community service.
Moscoso is also the creator and manager of the Low Income Project Services (LIPS), a community program that provides low-income families in homeless shelters with no-cost automotive repairs and allows Skyline automotive technology students to receive hands on experience.
“This is our second year collaborating with the GAAS scholarship fund, and again we were pleased at the outstanding quality of the 2012 applicants. In choosing Maureen, we are certain that we have selected a student with the potential to contribute so much to the future of the automotive aftermarket,” said Ira Davis, vice president, supply chain management and marketing, MPS®.
“We are very proud to have Multi Parts Supply as another collaborating organization. Their contribution further enhances the value offered by the GAAS scholarship program to students interested in automotive aftermarket careers,” said Pete Kornafel, chairman of the GAAS Scholarship Selection Committee.
In order to qualify for the scholarship an applicant must be:
· Enrolled in a full-time, 4 year college-level program such as engineering, manufacturing, marketing and business (graduate programs do not qualify).
· Planning a career in the Automotive Aftermarket
· Focused in one or more of the following disciplines: manufacturing, marketing, project management, supply chain management, customer relations, IT, finance, logistics and general management. Special consideration will be given to students seeking a career in international business.
Qualified applicants may have the opportunity for an internship with MPS®, and potentially, a full time position.
For more information on the GAAS scholarship program, please visit www.AutomotiveScholarships.com.
About Multi Parts Supply® (MPS)
“MPS” develops and manufactures automotive parts for some of the best-known global aftermarket brands. Headquartered in Jupiter, Fla., MPS has manufacturing, testing laboratories, logistics, quality control and customer support facilities in Florida, New York, Belarus, and China.
Using its trove of innovative market insight, deep engineering and manufacturing expertise, and disciplined operational execution, MPS creates new growth opportunities for its customers.
Opportunity is the sum of our parts.
About the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium
The annual two-day Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium brings together industry leaders and experts to examine the issues and trends affecting the automotive aftermarket and influencing its future. Details are available at www.globalsymposium.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 Rebuilders 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.