KYB Americas Corp. is proud to announce that Aaron Shaffer is the 2016 recipient of the Import Vehicle Community’s Young Executive of the Year award. The announcement was made at the Import Vehicle Community Luncheon and People Awards Presentation at the 2016 AAPEX Show in Las Vegas.
Shaffer began his career with KYB in 2002 as a Territory Sales Manager after working in several auto parts stores and graduating from Northwood University with a BBA in economics. Mid-way through 2005, Shaffer became KYB’s Marketing Manager. As Marketing Manager, Shaffer was responsible for advertising, public relations and pricing. He helped to create KYB’s first national marketing calendar and was involved in many special projects including the launch of KYB’s complete corner assembly, Strut-Plus and the introduction of KYB’s service provider-focused training initiatives. Today, he remains involved with KYB’s training programs and also serves as a Business Development Manager, working directly with several key national account distribution partners.
“The Import Vehicle Community 2016 Young Executive Award is a high honor and it is very fitting that this recognition was bestowed upon Aaron Shaffer. Aaron is intelligent, articulate, hardworking and is one of the brightest rising stars in the automotive aftermarket,” said KYB Vice President Mike Fiorito. “His passion for all vehicles, especially import nameplates, is deeply rooted in his DNA. Aaron is a true auto enthusiast and this award is well deserved. Everyone at KYB is thrilled for Aaron and pleased to see that his talents are also recognized by his customers and his peers.”
KYB Corporation is a $4 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 8,100 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and has a full range of domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket. For more information, log onto www.kyb.com.