STAUNTON, Virginia - October 5, 2020 - Bo Fisher, chairman and CEO of Fisher Auto Parts, was recently honored with the Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award by the Auto Care Association. The award was announced during the association's Fall Leadership Days, held last month.
"I am honored and humbled to receive this recognition, especially when the award is named after one of the titans of the automotive aftermarket," said Fisher. "My dad stressed the importance of training and education throughout his career and we are proud to have continued to honor his legacy with our scholarship and training programs."
For decades, Fisher has continued and expanded his father's focus on education. Because Art Fisher was a long-time proponent of education and training in the aftermarket, the annual Art Fisher Memorial Scholarship program was established in his memory, awarding substantial scholarships to students enrolled in the automotive aftermarket management program at Northwood University.
Fisher Auto Parts also provides 25 scholarships yearly to support students pursuing careers in the aftermarket and sponsors the annual KOI/ Fisher Training Cavalcade in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to his role at Fisher Auto Parts, Fisher has served as chairman of the board of Federated Auto Parts since 1998. He is also co-chairman of the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group), which offers its members and their customers The Group Training Academy, an online training platform designed for professional technicians, shop owners and managers.
The Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award is annually presented to an individual who demonstrates a passion for advancing the concepts and programs for education and continuing education in the North American auto care industry.
Federated Auto Parts, headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, is one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in North America. Federated is dedicated to supporting its customers with quality name brand parts, programs designed to grow their businesses, and experienced counterpeople who are knowledgeable in today's evolving automotive technology. For more information, visit www.federatedautoparts.com.