AASA presented three annual awards for advocacy and diversity, equity, and inclusion at the 2022 AAPEX event in Las Vegas
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – MOTOR Information Systems, a Hearst company, was awarded the 2022 AASA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Company Award on November 2, 2022 at the AAPEX show in Las Vegas.
“MOTOR Information Systems has championed the spirit of DEI in their organization and community ensuring a brighter and more dynamic future for the aftermarket,” said Megan Gardner, senior director of sales and marketing with AASA. “MOTOR’s impressive commitment to DEI through every aspect of their organization is not only inspirational but is already creating real results that positively affect our industry and diversifies their workforce.”
MOTOR Information Systems provides their employees with extensive programs, educational courses, and leadership in DEI and cultivates a workplace where diversity is welcomed, and employees are given opportunities to discuss inclusion openly. Their established DEI strategy is to not only to better represent the company’s inclusive values but also to challenge employees to further educate themselves and actively commit to collaboration and growth. To provide a platform of diverse voices, MOTOR invites industry-expert guest speakers to present at monthly, companywide meetings.
MOTOR's efforts to advance DEI in the automotive industry include sponsoring the MOTOR Career Advancement Scholarship for Women through the Women in Trucking Foundation, a nonprofit organization responsible for raising funds for educational scholarships and encouraging the employment of women in the trucking industry. MOTOR also recently partnered with The Michigan Council for Women in Technology Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting the work of females across technology fields.
“MOTOR remains committed to supporting our industry, and that very much includes our commitment to creating equity in our workplace and communities,” said Jeff Nosek, president of MOTOR Information Systems. “By supporting a culture of diversity and inclusion at MOTOR, employees feel valued. We connect more naturally, collaborate more productively and—through life-long learning—MOTOR will continue to invest in people and cultivate a business of retention and growth.”
Jeff Nosek, president of MOTOR Information Systems, was invited by Megan Gardner on stage to receive this award on behalf of the company.
Also honored during the award presentation were Franchelle Thomas, director of culture, communication & people, NGK Spark Plugs (USA) Inc., who was awarded the AASA DEI Leadership Award (Individual) and Eric Sills, president and chief executive officer at Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP), who was named the 2022 AASA Advocacy Champion.
AASA (www.aftermarketsuppliers.org) exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products, an important part of the automotive parts manufacturing industry which supports 871,000 American jobs. AASA is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues, and serving as a valued resource for members. AASA is the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). “AASA, The Voice for the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Industry”
MOTOR Information Systems, a Hearst company, is one of the world’s premier suppliers of automotive data and since 1903, has provided accurate, thorough and timely information. For more information, visit motor.com.
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