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New Import Vehicle Community Congratulates People Award Winners

Photo credit: Babcox Media/Mel Sayre.

During its annual awards luncheon, the Auto International Association (AIA), a segment of the Auto Care Association, officially announced it has changed its name to the Import Vehicle Community. For more than a year, the segment’s leadership conducted an extensive rebranding initiative, culminating in the formal name change announcement on Nov. 4 at AAPEX in Las Vegas.

Ira Davis, chairman of the Import Vehicle Community’s Executive Leadership Council, opened the program with welcome remarks, and provided an overview of the segment’s rebrand and the reasons for it. He also recognized the Import Vehicle Community’s Product Award winners, which were announced Tuesday, Nov. 3 at a special ceremony near the Import Vehicle Community booth and product showcase.

In addition, more than 400 attendees helped to congratulate these winners of the highly acclaimed Import Vehicle Community People Awards:

• Hall of Fame: Kathleen Schmatz, Auto Care Association
• Peter Klotz Person of the Year: Steve Hughes, Centric Parts
• Lifetime Achievement: Grant Kitching, Walker Products
• Young Executive of the Year: Scott Drozd, FCP Euro

The Import Vehicle Community thanks these individuals for their many contributions to the industry. The winners are determined based on nominations submitted by Import Vehicle Community members. For more information, visit

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