AAPEX Awards

Each year AAPEX, rightfully so, honors many in the distribution and supplier segment of our industry. Two years ago, AAPEX decided to focus on the service professional’s own space at AAPEX called Repair Shop HQ. A great idea.

You know, the service professional is the most important part of the auto care industry. I suggested that the AAPEX leadership design criteria to honor the top Shop Owner, Technician, and Service Advisor of the year. They were all in and asked for some help. I volunteered and was honored to participate.

Last year the 1st annual honors were bestowed during ‘Virtual AAPEX.’ The 2020 winners, Shop Owner of the Year, Brain Sump, Urbana Auto Care, Denver; Technician of the Year, Norm Schultz, Interstate Auto Care, Madison Heights, MI; and Service Advisor of the year, Jason Sexton, Dynamic Automotive, Frederick, MD.

I know you are a leader in our industry, and you rarely sit on the sidelines. You are involved in networking, twenty groups, and associations. I know that you know of a top shop owner who is worthy of a nomination. I know you know a technician or service advisor at your shop or a friend’s shop that is worthy of a nomination.

Call a friend, email a friend, or text a friend. Discuss getting involved in this national recognition that AAPEX is putting its muscle behind. This year’s deadline is just under two weeks away. It is September 1, 2021. 

We’ve always known, and it took a pandemic to realize, that we are an essential part of our economy, keeping first responders moving and providing safe and reliable transportation to our clients. These honors have come at the right time, about time actually, and I’m asking you to ponder who you will nominate, and who you will share this email with.

It is simple. AAPEXSHOW.COM/SERVICEAWARDS. You can print out the nomination form. Complete it by hand, so you get it just the way you want it, and then complete the online application.

We have a very powerful voice in the auto care industry and we need to rally around our top performers and nominate a deserving candidate. Win or not, just knowing that they were nominated for this national honor is a very thoughtful and powerful honor.

Please flex your leadership muscle and help to bring the service professional’s the recognition they deserve.

Always grateful,


About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast and the pioneer of automotive aftermarket podcasts. Carm calls on his years of experience in the aftermarket to bring engaging stories from his guests.

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As host of over 1,000 episodes, Carm uses his enthusiasm and passion for the aftermarket especially the service sector to take his listeners on a journey showcasing successful service professionals’ paths to Remarkable Results. He also enjoys interviews with aftermarket industry thought leaders who bring their industry perspectives to his listener.

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