Alfred State College recently honored Uni-Select USA during its recent President's Society dinner held at Lake Lodge. Pictured here, College President Dr. John M. Anderson, left, presents a plaque to Uni-Select to "commemorate Uni-Select USA for its outstanding contributions to the College and to the Automotive Trades Program at the School of Applied Technology in Wellsville. The College expresses its gratitude to Uni-Select USA for its dedication to the mission of Alfred State," to, l-r: James E. Buzzard, executive vice president, Automotive Group, US, Uni-Select; Alan G. Mosher,'73, Alfred State partnership manager, division stores manager, Uni-Select; and Carmen Capriotto, ASC class of 1972, executive vice president, Corporate Stores, Uni-Select.
Buzzard expressed his gratitude for the recognition on behalf of the company, and noted the keen need for workers in the automotive parts industry. He made clear his passion for the program as well as Uni-Select's commitment to Alfred State. Buzzard believes the ASC-Uni-Select partnership is a true win-win situation.
Uni-Select USA has truly become a national partner with the Automotive Trades Department at the School of Applied Technology. Al Mosher and Carman Capriotto, both Alfred State alumni, have worked hard to develop this partnership between ASC & Uni-Select USA. Uni-Select USA's commitment to the college extends to all levels of the company, including James Buzzard, executive vice president, and his leadership team. Many of the national and area managers of Uni-Select USA have visited the Wellsville campus, and the company also invited ASC to participate in its 2007 National Conference in Las Vegas, where the College announced its new automotive parts technology program in 2007. In addition, Uni-Select USA invited ASC to participate in all of its northeast training conferences, and this exposure has resulted in additional donations of training, software, equipment, and manuals to the college. The long-term vision of Uni-Select USA is to gain additional industry support for all of the Automotive Trades programs, and to build a new state-of-the-art 5,400 square-foot training facility and parts store on the Wellsville campus.
Uni-Select is strongly established and strategically spread across North America with 34 distribution centers in the United States and 14 in Canada. The leadership and skills of business leaders who are motivated by growth and profitability is the core of Uni-Select's great success. Uni-Select is a leader in size and rate of expansion, offering its jobbers a unique distribution system of top quality parts, at the right time, and at competitive prices. The company offers a wide inventory of national brand parts. The warehouse team's goal is to supply their customers as quickly as possible with the necessary parts.
Uni-Select has become the leading network of independently owned auto parts dealers in Canada and is rapidly progressing in the United States. It occupies eighth place in the aftermarket industry in United States, and is present in 22 American states.
Mosher was also honored by the College with the newly instituted "President's Medallion." The medallion is "awarded to those who have made outstanding contributions to Alfred State College. The College recognizes and commemorates the efforts of supporters and advocates dedicated to the mission of Alfred State."
The President's Society is a dedicated group of alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff, and companies who support the College through annual contributions of $1,000 or more. The primary purpose of the President's Society is to create support for the following areas: scholarships, advancements in technology, and unrestricted support.