Dick and Lisa Beirne together are now a new lifetime trustee of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, with Dick serving as their representative on the foundation’s board of trustees.
Dick Beirne has been an industry advocate throughout his career, involved with numerous industry groups, including AWDA, where he was treasurer, a member of its board of governors and chairman. Beirne’s company, United Auto Supply of LaCrosse, WI, got its start in 1958. Following its sale in 2014 to Minnesota-based Automotive Parts Headquarters, Beirne joined the company as vice president of corporate development.
“Our business relies on well-trained people throughout the supply chain who are able to adapt to changing technologies, so industry education is critical to our collective success,” Beirne said. “By supporting the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, we can help ensure that scholarships and educational opportunities are available to those preparing for an aftermarket career.”
The University of the Aftermarket Foundation lifetime trustee designation is reserved for those donating $100,000 to $249,999 to support the foundation’s mission of providing scholarships and educational opportunities to the next generation of industry leaders.