MEMA Aftermarket Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Award


MEMA champions and advocates for a respectful, diverse, and collaborative community. We become stronger and more innovative when we are inclusive. Join us by embracing and honoring this commitment. 

To recognize the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the automotive and commercial vehicle aftermarket and to celebrate those individuals and organizations who champion the spirit of DEI in their organizations and communities, MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers created the Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Awards. MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers recognizes one individual from a member company and one member company who meet the following qualifications. 

Individual Award Criteria: 

  • Influential leader in the aftermarket  

  • Inspires others in the industry and future generations of industry leaders 

  • Supports, advances, and/or embodies core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion 

  • Advanced and advocated for DEI within the industry and/or within their organization 

  • Works collaboratively with others to achieve DEI objectives in the aftermarket setting and encourages positive outcomes as part of larger solutions 

Company Award Criteria: 

  • An organization contributing to and operating in the automotive and commercial vehicle aftermarket 

  • Has an existing internal DEI strategy and objectives in place which support core values of DEI 

  • Has made an achievement either internally or externally to advance DEI in the aftermarket industry  

  • Must be an established company of good repute and sound financial condition 

Please submit your nominations for either or both the individual & company MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers DEI Award by August 31, 2024.  

Award recipients will be notified in early October and recognized on stage during the MEMA Member Awards Ceremony at AAPEX on Wednesday, November 6, 2024.

2023 DEI Leadership Award Winners

Tammy Tecklenberg, Founder & CEO, dott.

Tammy Tecklenberg, Founder & CEO, dott.

Dana Inc.

Dana Inc.
Past Winners

2022 DEI Leadership Award Winners

Franchelle Thomas, NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc.

MOTOR Information Systems

2021 DEI Leadership Award Winners

Daniel Tristan, International Director, Spectronics Corporation 

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner