Manufacturers’ Representative Council Announces 2023 Leadership 2.0 Scholarship Recipient


The Manufacturers’ Representative Council, a community of the Auto Care Association, has selected Tony Perry of Gantt-Thomas & Associates, Inc., to represent the Manufacturers’ Representatives at the highly-acclaimed University of the Aftermarket’s 2023-2024 Leadership 2.0 Program.

Leadership 2.0 is the premier post-graduate style leadership and business skills education program designed to promote the development of the next generation of auto care leaders.

The Leadership 2.0 program will take place in summer 2023 and spring 2024.

Perry is the vice president of sales and business development at Gantt-Thomas & Associates, Inc., in Springfield, MO, where he started his career in sales as a manufacturers’ rep calling on farm and home stores, hardware distributors and buying groups in the MINK states. Since then, he has worked in sales and marketing management, sourcing and procurement for 33 years.

The Leadership 2.0 program is the automotive aftermarket industry's cornerstone educational program that fosters the development of a new generation of visionary auto care executives. The program is an intense and intellectually-challenging two-week executive development and learning experience deeply rooted in the theoretical and practical application of auto care leadership principles. It features well-known speakers and invaluable networking opportunities with top-level industry leaders.

For more information about the Manufacturers’ Representative Council or additional scholarship opportunities, click here or contact Mary Ieng, community liaison, at

Source: Auto Care Association

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