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, 2023.
Award recipients will be notified in early October and recognized on stage during the MEMA Member Awards Ceremony at AAPEX on Wednesday, November 1 at 3 p.m. PT.
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