Polk continues as GAAS corporate sponsor

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Polk, a provider of data-driven solutions and automotive aftermarket intelligence, has renewed as corporate sponsor of the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium for 2012, scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, and Thursday, May 17, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare near Chicago. Polk has been the corporate sponsor of GAAS since 2003.

“I am thrilled to announce that Polk will continue its longtime partnership with the symposium as our corporate sponsor,” says Dave Caracci, GAAS chairman. “The generous support they have provided over the years has made a tremendous difference in the success of both our educational and scholarship programs.”

Polk will continue to present the Polk Inventory Efficiency Awards at GAAS in 2012. The awards, now in their eighth year, annually recognizes and rewards outstanding aftermarket companies for process improvements relative to inventory and supply chain efficiency. Two companies were honored with this year’s awards: Veyance Technologies and Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc.

“We’ve enjoyed our association with GAAS and are honored to extend our support as the corporate sponsor of the 2012 event,” says Mark Seng, vice president, aftermarket and commercial vehicle and Polk’s global aftermarket practice leader. “We consider GAAS to be one of the top industry venues for education and networking opportunities.”

Applications currently are being accepted for the 2012 Polk Inventory Efficiency Awards. For more information and to see video segments highlighting the winning practices from Veyance Technologies and Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc., go to https://www.polk.com/company/inventory_efficiency_awards.

The annual two-day GAAS brings together industry leaders and experts to examine the issues and trends affecting the worldwide automotive aftermarket and influencing its future. For more information on GAAS 2012, go to www.globalsymposium.org or call 301-654-6664.