Leadership 3.0: The Global Aftermarket Concludes in Shanghai, PRC

Shanghai, PRC – During the week-long Leadership 3.0 program, participants were fully immersed in the complexities of the Chinese motor vehicle aftermarket and exposed to global leadership concepts. The program ended on Friday, June 9 with a farewell dinner.

The program, which began on June 3, had two primary goals: to improve global leadership skills and to understand the challenges and opportunities of the Chinese motor vehicle aftermarket. This was accomplished through in-class discussions, guest speakers, lectures and numerous guided field trips to experience various levels of the supply chain.  And as is the case with all University of the Aftermarket live programs, Leadership 3.0 had an important networking component, with participants learning from each other and their Chinese peers. This class in particular had an international flavor, with aftermarket professionals representing North America, Europe and Asia.

The Leadership 3.0 class included:

Amy Antenora, Babcox Media

Jamie Ardis, AGS Company

Blake Buller, Parts Authority

Bill Flaherty, Wonh Global Industries

Rick Guirlinger, Bourke Services

Mike Harvey, Mann & Hummel

Bill Maggs, National Pronto Association

Rafael Cervantes, Chromite

Jeff Olefson, Standard Motor Products

William Qu, Sensata Technologies

Paulo Reynoso, DACOMSA

Michael Rukov, Continental

Markus Schmid, Sensata Technologies

Mike Schwab, NGK Spark Plugs

Robert Segal, Sanel Auto Parts

Mark Swetich, Dana Inc.

Daniel Tristan, Tracerline

Nicole Tucker, Diesel Forward

William Young, Wonh Global Industries

Robert Zhu, Wonh Global Industries

Guest speakers covered aftermarket-specific case studies, intellectual property protection, channels of distribution, automotive service and other topics critical to understanding the Chinese aftermarket. International leadership discussions were facilitated by University of the Aftermarket faculty Frank Morgan, Ph.D.

“Based on the success of this program – and the growing importance of the global aftermarket – we hope to offer more international programs in the future,” said University of the Aftermarket Director Brian Cruickshank.

Participants received 6.0 CEUs toward their Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) or Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) designations.

For more information about Leadership 3.0 or other University of the Aftermarket programs, please contact Brian Cruickshank, Director, University of the Aftermarket, Northwood University at: (989) 430-7774 or brianc@northwood.edu.

About The University Of The Aftermarket

The University of the Aftermarket provides business, management and leadership education to professionals in the motor vehicle aftermarket through on-line, custom, conference, and partnership educational opportunities. Through these programs, the University awards CEU credit that can be applied toward completion of the aftermarket’s Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) or Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) designations.

The University of the Aftermarket is an educational alliance of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association, the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association and is an operating unit of Northwood University.

About Northwood University

Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at a full-service, residential campus located in mid-Michigan. Adult Degree Programs are available in multiple states and online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan and Texas. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.