Jason Best to be honoured with this year's YES Young Leader of the Year Award

May 8, 2017 On May 16th, members of the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada will celebrate the 2017 Young Leader of the Year Award recipient, Jason Best, Executive Vice President, Aftermarket of Spectra Premium Industries.

The award will be presented immediately following AIA’s 75th Annual General Meeting at the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon taking place at the Hilton Meadowvale Hotel.

Born into the industry, Jason is well-known and respected for his approach to leadership and his ability to share his vision with his team and customers. His enthusiastic approach is visible from the boardroom to the plant floor and everywhere in between. Named Automotive Aftermarket Leader of the Year by Babcox Publications in 2010 and 2014, Jason has been a speaker at many industry events in addition to being featured on numerous occasions in the trade press, including Aftermarket News.

Under his leadership, Spectra Premium Industries has moved from a one product line company to a valued and sought-after company with multiple product lines in its portfolio.

With his humble approach that - he is only as good as the people who support him - Jason happily mentors employees and other industry personnel alike. Jason’s leadership and vision is admired by all who know him as he continues to help mold the next generation of leaders at Spectra Premium Industries and the aftermarket industry.

Jason is a strong supporter of his community and has coached both children’s soccer and tee-ball. He has dedicated many hours to AIA Canada and has served as a director on the AIA Board of Directors since 2014 and following this year’s AGM, will be joining the AIA Board Executive as second vice-chair.

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About the Young Leader of Year Award
The Young Leader of the Year Award is presented annually to an outstanding young employee for his/her dedication to the industry, leadership, and innovation. The Award was created in 2007 by the Young Executive Society (YES) Committee to provide member organizations with an opportunity to recognize employees that have made an impact on their companies, their communities, and the industry.

About AIA Canada
The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada is the national trade association that brings together the entire automotive aftermarket supply and service chain. AIA’s mandate is to promote, educate and represent members in areas that impact the growth and prosperity of the industry. To learn more, please visit, follow @AIAofCanada, or like

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It’s not too late! There’s still time to join AIA Canada for our 75th Annual General Meeting and the following the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. For more information visit,

Hilton Meadowvale Hotel
6750 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON  L5N 2L3
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