Auto International Association Presents the 2012 AIA People Awards
The Auto International Association (AIA), the import segment of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), has announced the recipients of the 2012 AIA People Awards. The winners were honored at the AIA Luncheon and Awards Program on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nev.
The 2012 winners are:
• Hall of Fame – Anthony “Tony” Perticari, USA Industries
• AIA Lifetime Achievement Award – Janette Ponciroli, Interamerican Motor Corp. (IMC)
• AIA Young Executive of the Year – Kenny Ho, Intex Auto Parts
“As chairman of AIA, it was my distinct pleasure to present these awards during the AIA awards luncheon at AAPEX this past Oct. 31,” said Steve Bearden, president, H.B. International Marketing Services, Inc., and AIA chairman of the Executive Leadership Council. “AIA prides itself in having some of the most talented and dedicated industry leaders within its ranks and takes great pleasure in recognizing their achievements. Hall of Fame is always awarded to a person who has spent a lifetime in the industry and attained the success to go with that longevity. Lifetime Achievement is traditionally awarded to the middle management of our member companies who dedicate themselves to the success of their company and coworkers. And finally, Young Executive of the Year is just that -- the future of our industry. Again, I congratulate all of the recipients in 2012 and look forward to considering next year’s recipients. To all of our member companies, please let your council know of deserving individuals for these awards for consideration in 2013.”
Each year, the AIA People Awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the import automotive aftermarket. The winners are determined based on nominations submitted by AIA members. For complete bios of each award winner, visit www.aiaglobal.org.
For more information on AIA, visit www.aiaglobal.org.
Supporting free and fair trade since its 1981 founding, the Auto International Association (AIA) mission is to provide a bridge between the international automotive community and the North American aftermarket and to promote the unique qualities associated with the distribution of parts for import nameplate vehicles. AIA is a segment of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA).