Tammy Tecklenburg, Founder & CEO, dott., Receives MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers Individual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award
Research Triangle Park, N.C. – Tammy Tecklenburg, founder and CEO of dott., was awarded the 2023 MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Individual Award on November 1, 2023, at the AAPEX show in Las Vegas.
"We're proud to recognize Tammy Tecklenburg for her dedication to the automotive industry over the past three decades,” commented Ben Brucato, vice president of engagement, MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers. “Her work, from Fortune 500 boardrooms to grassroots initiatives and the founding of dott., showcases her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her contributions have been transformative for our industry."
Throughout her career, Tammy has consistently championed education, diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially for women and minorities in the aftermarket. Over her 29-year career, she's been instrumental in creating a movement that increased female representation in the aftermarket from 2% to roughly 20%. Tammy was the president and community founder for “Women in Auto Care,” and started the industry’s first mentor program. Her diverse initiatives, ranging from education to mentoring, have had a significant impact on both individuals and the industry. And, under her leadership, dott. has been a catalyst for systemic change, striving to make the aftermarket industry a top choice for career seekers.
"I’m honored to receive this award from MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers. My focus has always been on promoting inclusivity and diversity in our industry,” commented Tammy Tecklenburg, founder and CEO of dott. “This recognition is a testament to collective efforts towards this goal."
Ben Brucato took to the stage to announce Tammy Tecklenburg as the 2023 AASA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Individual Award winner.
Also honored during the award presentation was Dana Inc. which received the MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers DEI Leadership Award (Company) and Marc Blackman, chief executive officer at Gold Eagle, who was named the 2023 MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers Advocacy Champion.
About MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers
MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products, an important part of the automotive parts manufacturing industry which supports over 900,000 American jobs in all 50 states. MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues, and serving as a valued resource for member companies. Members represent all areas of the aftermarket including light vehicle, commercial vehicle, and remanufacturing. MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers is a membership group within MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association.
MEMA is the leading North American trade association for vehicle suppliers, parts manufacturers, and remanufacturers. Automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers are the largest manufacturing sector in the United States and lead the way in new vehicle innovations. MEMA has been the voice of the vehicle supplier industry since 1904. Its more than 1,000 members are Strong by Association.
Members supply the aftermarket with the parts that keep millions of vehicles on the road, fueling international commerce and meeting society’s transportation needs. MEMA members are committed to safety and sustainability.
MEMA has offices in Southfield, Mich.; Research Triangle Park, N.C.; and Washington, D.C. Learn more at mema.org/aftermarket-suppliers.
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