We're proud to announce that Ryan Kooiman, Director of Training, SMP, has received Northwood University’s Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award. The award is reserved for industry leaders throughout the country who have made noteworthy contributions while demonstrating a substantial commitment to education within, and outside of the industry. Ryan was one of eight industry leaders to receive the award at the 2019 AAMEA Luncheon during this year’s AAPEX show.
Dr. Kent MacDonald, Northwood University President, commented on the recipients, stating, "This award is Northwood University’s recognition of substantial dedication from these recipients over a number of years, to the educational process and the automotive aftermarket." Continued Dr. MacDonald, "As a subject matter expert for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, Ryan is very involved in preparing the next generation of technicians and shop owners in the aftermarket."
Commenting on the award, Jack Ramsey, Vice President Engine Management Marketing and Sales, SMP, stated, “We are very proud of the commitment Ryan and the SMP trainers exhibit as they endeavor to educate technicians throughout our industry. This year alone SMP trained more than 60,000 technicians in 2,500 classes.”