MOST INFLUENTIAL LEGEND
Harry Haluptzok, John's Auto Parts, Minnesota
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For nearly 40 years, Harry Haluptzok has contributed his expertise to associations like ARM (Automotive Recyclers of Minnesota) and ARA, written education manuals for fellow auto recyclers and spoken at countless industry conferences.
Eric Schulz, aaa Auto Salvage, Rosemount, Minn. said, "Harry's involvement in developing the environmental standards that we adhere to is invaluable. He is a strong leader in the industry."
In 2009, Haluptzok was an active participant in the CARS program (aka Cash for Clunkers). He contacted dealerships in his area and accepted 4,000 clunker vehicles for dismantling. The move prompted him to hire 10 extra employees and to help ARA push for an extended crushing deadline for auto recyclers.