Bethesda, MD, May 9, 2017 - The Import Vehicle Community, formerly the Auto International Association (AIA), a community of the Auto Care Association, is now accepting nominations for the 2017 People Awards. The awards honor the excellence of individuals in the import auto care industry.
The awards include:
• Hall of Fame Award
• Lifetime Industry Achievement Award
• Young Executive of the Year Award
• Peter Klotz Person of the Year Award
“The Import Vehicle Community’s annual People Awards program recognizes men and women who have made a significant contribution to the import automotive aftermarket,” said Jens Schueler, chairman, Import Vehicle Community. “We encourage nominations of key leaders who deserve recognition for their contributions to our industry.”
The awards will be presented at the Import Vehicle Community Luncheon and Awards Program on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nev. The nomination form includes the purpose and qualifications for each award, and a list of past recipients. The nomination deadline is July 31, 2017.
Click here for more information on the Import Vehicle Community and the 2017 People Awards. For more information and nomination forms, go to For additional information, email Angela Chiang at
About the Import Vehicle Community
The Import Vehicle Community, formerly the Auto International Association (AIA), is the segment community of the Auto Care Association that is hyper-focused on serving the needs of all businesses engaged in import nameplate products and services. Irrespective of the business' size or share of the business devoted to import nameplate products and services, the Import Vehicle Community’s benefit is unchanged. We develop and deliver opportunities to increase member businesses’ profitability and prospects. Correspondingly, we work to remove obstacles to member businesses’ profitability and prospects. Visit
About the Auto Care Association
Based in Bethesda, Md., the Auto Care Association has nearly 3,000 member companies that represent some 150,000 independent automotive businesses that manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, tools, equipment, materials and supplies, and perform vehicle service and repair. Visit