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Epicor Named Title Sponsor of 2017 AWDA Business and Education Conference

Posted by Auto Care News on August 22, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – August 22, 2017 – The Auto Care Association announced today that Epicor Software Corporation will be title sponsor of the 2017 Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Business and Education Conference, October 28-30, 2017, at the Venetian Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

AWDA Approves New Strategic Plan

Posted by Auto Care News on June 27, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – June 26, 2017 – The Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Council of Governors recently approved an updated strategic plan that outlines priorities for the organization’s future. 

Larry Pavey Recognized With 2016 AWDA Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted by Auto Care News on November 07, 2016
BETHESDA, MD – November 8, 2016 – Larry Pavey, president of the Federated Auto Group and CEO of The Automotive Parts Services Group, was presented with the Martin Fromm Lifetime Achievement Award by the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) at its 2016 Annual Business and Education Conference in Las Vegas. Presenting the Award was AWDA’s current chairman, Cliff Hovis.

Fred Bunting Named AWDA’s 2016 Leader of the Year

Posted by Auto Care News on November 07, 2016
BETHESDA, MD – November 8, 2016 – Fred Bunting, founder and chairman of Auto-Wares Group of Companies, was presented with the Jack Creamer Leader of the Year Award by the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) at its 2016 Annual Business and Education Conference in Las Vegas. Each year, AWDA bestows this prestigious honor on an aftermarket professional who has contributed to the industry in a unique and significant way.

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. Awarded AWDA Pursuit of Excellence Honors

Posted by Auto Care News on November 07, 2016
BETHESDA, MD – November 8, 2016 – The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. was honored with the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association’s (AWDA) 2016 Pursuit of Excellence Award. Established in 1983, this award is given annually to an AWDA member in recognition of excellence in business performance and the setting of high standards as an example for others to follow.  

Cliff Hovis Presented with AWDA’s 2016 Art Fisher Memorial Scholarship Award

Posted by Auto Care News on November 07, 2016
BETHESDA, MD – November 8, 2016 – The Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) presented the 2016 Art Fisher Memorial Scholarship Award to Cliff Hovis, president, Hovis Auto and Truck Supply, for the company’s long-standing support for training and education within the auto care industry.