June 10, 2015






The Michigan Automotive Parts Association is pleased to announce the selection of Roy Rosquin (Posthumous Award) former owner of Marlette Auto Parts, Inc., Marlette, Michigan as recipient of its 2015 MAPA Lifetime Service Award.


Roy and wife Dorothy opened Marlette Auto Parts in 1960 in a small farming community that had no auto parts store, Roy's motivation for entering the automotive aftermarket and opening a business in a town that certainly needed it. In the early 1970's the store's square footage quadrupled to meet the needs of their automotive and agricultural customers. His employees were like family. In silent service, Roy helped civic, church and school groups by donating money, door prizes and his time. Mentoring many young men and women was Roy's passion.


Roy's wife Dorothy lives in Marlette and his son Dave works for Dana, his son Marshall works for Ford. Roy and Dorothy touched almost every life and heart in the small town of Marlette.


Ken Wendling will be presenting Roy's wife Dorothy and sons Dave and Marshall with the 2015 MAPA Lifetime Service Award during MAPA Industry Day being held on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre in Flint, Michigan as we all honor the wonderful man so many knew and loved, Roy Rosquin.


Created in 2010, the MAPA Lifetime Service Award is presented to an individual by the association. It is designed to honor the excellence of individuals in the industry who have made significant impacts in the industry and/or the association. Qualifying criteria for consideration of MAPA's Lifetime Service Award is recipient must be a Michigan based company, have/had an extensive career in the industry, contributed significantly to the automotive industry, and to their local community. Previous recipients include; Sam Rogers of Parts Warehouse Co., Bay City, Michigan, Al Blanchard of Mid-5 Auto Supply, Livonia, Michigan and Barry Hill of Auto-Wares Group of Companies, Grand Rapids, Michigan.




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