BETHESDA, Md. (Oct. 15, 2015) — The Car Care Council Women's Board (WB) has named Tammy (Chaffee) Tecklenburg, vice president of global sales and marketing operations for Spectrum Brands — Global Auto Care, the 2015 recipient of its Auto Care Woman of the Year award.
She will receive the award at the annual WB reception at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Sands Expo Center, room 310, during the upcoming Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas.
The award is presented annually “to honor a remarkable individual in recognition of her significant leadership and contributions to the auto care community throughout her career,” the WB said, noting that these contributions “may be cultural, educational, social, economic, political, business or any other areas that impact the lives of people in our industry and community.”
Amy Mattinat, president of the WB, said Ms. Tecklenburg “truly embodies the spirit of the Woman of the Year award. “Tammy pitched the idea of starting a mentor program and volunteered to take it on, over and above her professional responsibilities.
“Her committee and the executive board have supported her in creating a fabulous program, one that has quickly become one of the highly-valued benefits of being a Women's Board associate. This award is truly a well-deserved tribute to her dedication to the Women's Board and the advancement of women within the auto care industry.”
Kathleen Schmatz, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association, said the ACA also “congratulates Tammy for the well-earned recognition from the Women's Board. This award echoes her many contributions and dedication, recognizes her skills and indicates continued excellence in standards from professionals in auto care and the importance of sharing knowledge with the younger generations. We are pleased that the WB has seen fit to give this award to Tammy, and we look forward to further contributions.”