Hirsch pointed out that while the Foundation's mission to take care of those in need within the industry has not changed in its 50-plus-year history, “We are heading into a new period of the Foundation’s existence, where it has become increasingly important to raise public awareness of the Foundation’s activities and the role it plays within our industry. The appointment of Scott Luckett, a lifelong participant in the aftermarket and one of its strongest public advocates, reflects that thinking.”
In addition to his duties serving as liaison to the AAIA Technology Standards Committee and industry spokesperson for electronic commerce standards, Luckett also serves as executive director of the National Catalog Managers Association and is chairman of the Aftermarket eForum Planning Committee. Luckett has also been recognized for his contribution to training and education as a 2001 recipient of the Northwood University Automotive Aftermarket Education Award and as the 2002 recipient of the University of the Aftermarket Founders’ Service Award.
Prior to his 15-year continuing involvement in the AAIA, Luckett had already accumulated more than 20 years’ aftermarket industry experience as vice president of sales and marketing for an automotive WD in Washington, D.C., and as a marketing representative for Triad Systems.
Since 1959, the Aftermarket Foundation has assisted individuals and families of the automotive aftermarket industry that have fallen on hard times due to an unexpected death, catastrophic injury, serious illness or financial hardship. Board members are called upon to assist in the fundraising efforts of the Foundation and also to assist in the identification of those in need. The Aftermarket Foundation is a volunteer organization made up of representatives from across the aftermarket industry sector and is a 501 [c] (3) charitable organization, contributions to which are tax-deductible. For more information, visit www.aftermarketfoundation.com.