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AAPEX Opens Nominations For Service And Repair Awards


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AAPEX is accepting nominations for the third-annual Service and Repair Awards for Shop Owner of the Year, Service Advisor of the Year and Technician of the Year.

The awards will honor service and repair professionals who have performed above and beyond in 2022 and who demonstrate a commitment to training, as well as community, charitable and industry involvement.

Nominations are due by Wednesday, Aug. 31, and should be submitted using the online AAPEX Service and Repair Awards nomination forms on the event’s

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Judging will be conducted by an independent panel of shop owners. Recipients of the three prestigious awards will be recognized and honored on Tuesday, Nov. 1, during the AAPEX keynote session.

The AAPEX Service and Repair Awards were established in 2020 to recognize and elevate the essential services provided by shop owners, service advisors and technicians to keep the motoring public on the road, even during challenging times.

In 2021, AAPEX award recipients were:

  • Shop Owner of the Year – Jamie and Eric Carlson, Ervine’s Auto Repair & Grand Rapids Hybrid and EV
  • Service Advisor of the Year – Brittany Schindler, Rod’s Japanese Auto Care
  • Technician of the Year – Matt Fanslow, Riverside Automotive

AAPEX 2022 will take place Tuesday, Nov. 1, through Thursday, Nov. 3, at The Venetian Expo in Las Vegas.

AAPEX represents the more than $1.6 trillion global automotive aftermarket. Historically, the event draws approximately 2,500 exhibiting companies that display innovative products, services and technologies that keep the world’s 1.3 billion vehicles on the road. AAPEX is a trade-only event and is closed to the general public.

AAPEX is co-owned by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers

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 or e-mail [email protected]. On social media, follow AAPEX at #AAPEX22.

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