by: Pete Kornafel

For Immediate Release

May 26, 2015

GAAS PR 08-15


Media contact:

Margaret Beck, AASA



MPS® International Aftermarket Scholarships

GAAS Scholarship Fund Recipients Announced



RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Fund, today announced the winners of the 2015 MPS® scholarship awards.


Three students received $1,000 awards:

·         Christopher Olivarri of San Antonio, Texas

·         Maria Olivarri of San Antonio, Texas

·         Janice Poon of Elk Grove, Calif.


Four students received $500 awards:

·         Raymond Davis of Manning, S.C.

·         Dailyn Finnicum of Havre, Mont.

·         Arturo Rodriguez of Midland, Mich.

·         Tyler Washington of New Albany, Ohio


MPS President Brian Cohn commented, “The scholarship fund has become part of our company’s DNA. We are focused on ensuring our industry benefits from the best talent possible. Anything that we can do to help these young men and women realize their education goals is another step to realizing their career goals.” He continued, “The industry and companies like MPS are the ultimate winners.”


For more information on the GAAS scholarships program, visit


About MPS®

A privately held American company, for 30 years MPS is a developer and manufacturer of aftermarket auto parts for full line co-manufacturers and their leading global brands. MPS has developed and owns an expanding line of highly engineered aftermarket auto parts, enabling customers to add new parts and products to their existing lines, or to add entirely new lines. MPS also provides customers concept to completion research, development, engineering and manufacturing of exclusive and proprietary custom parts and programs. Headquartered in Jupiter, Florida, MPS has a fully integrated global network of manufacturing facilities, testing laboratories, logistics, quality control and customer support facilities in Florida, New York, Europe, and China.