Engine Management (OEM), a supplier of import engine management
components and filters, has announced that it will fund the
purchase of Auto International Association’s (AIA) Import Parts
Specialist tests as a value-added service to its customers.
Jeff Olefson, president of OEM, said, “Now, more than ever, it is
important that our distributors have all of their countermen certified
as Import Parts Specialists. Not only will they sell more import parts,
but they will have fewer returns because of their deeper understanding
of import vehicle systems.”
To date, more than 3,000 aftermarket professionals have earned the
Import Parts Specialist certification, and 750 professionals have
earned the Master’s Level certification.
“This certification is an untapped resource for most of the market,”
said Olefson. “Not only does it give countermen more confidence to sell
import parts, it gives them tremendous credibility with their