Mike Kaufmann Inducted into AASP/NJ Hall of Fame

Mike Kaufmann Inducted into AASP/NJ Hall of Fame

Mike Kaufmann of the Mike Kaufmann Dealer Group has devoted his career to automotive parts distribution and is well-known throughout the Garden State for his work. 

During the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey’s (AASP/NJ) recent annual meeting, Mike Kaufmann of the Mike Kaufmann Dealer Group) became the newest inductee into the association’s Hall of Fame.

Mike Kaufmann of the Mike Kaufmann Dealer Group became the newest inductee into the AASP/NJ’s Hall of Fame.

Kaufmann has devoted his career to automotive parts distribution and is well-known throughout the Garden State for his work. 

Upon presenting him with the honor, AASP/NJ Treasurer Tom Elder recalled meeting Kaufmann 30 years ago when the future Hall of Fame inductee worked as parts manager at a dealership. Right away, he knew Kaufmann was a “pretty sharp guy.” Elder referred to Kaufmann’s presence in the industry as “quite a force” as he went on to start the Mike Kaufmann Dealer Group and has offered a helping hand to body shops for more than 20 years. 

“I was so humbled,” said Kaufmann on the induction. “I’ve been in this industry for 45 years, and I really love what I do, so it’s quite rewarding to be acknowledged in this way. This honor has made the ride well worth it.”

Kaufmann said one of the best decisions he’s ever made was becoming a member of AASP/NJ’s board of directors. 

“I don’t own a body shop, but I know a lot of what they go through from being part of the group and serving on the board. That understanding has benefited me in my own business as I am able to relay my knowledge when working with dealerships. I respect the knowledge and expertise of everyone on the board and have made great friends.” 

For more information on AASP/NJ, visit aaspnj.org.

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