import vehicle community

Import Vehicle Community - Small

Mission

To provide the bridge between the global and North American auto care industry and its customers.


Why should you join the Import Vehicle Community?

The Import Vehicle Community, formerly the Auto International Association (AIA), is the segment of the Auto Care Association that is hyper-focused on serving the needs of all businesses engaged in import nameplate products and services. Irrespective of the business' size or share of the business devoted to import nameplate products and services, the Import Vehicle Community’s benefit is unchanged. We develop and deliver opportunities to increase member businesses’ profitability and prospects. Correspondingly, we work to remove obstacles to member businesses’ profitability and prospects. The Import Vehicle segment is a community. We welcome you.

Resources available to Import Vehicle Community members of the Auto Care Association include:
  • International trade education and resources.
  • Direct networking opportunities with top U.S. and global executives.
  • Member communications that keep you updated on international trade developments that impact your business. 

Import Vehicle Community Executive Leadership Council

Chairman
Ira D. Davis, Alliance of Independent Manufacturers (AIM), Boynton Beach, FL

Vice Chairman
Martin Gold, Gold n' Brown, Farmington Hills, MI

Council Members

  • Eric Banas, NSK Americas, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI
  • Nick Bauer, FCP Euro Milford, CT
  • Stephen Bearden, H.B. International Marketing Services, Holland, MI
  • Thomas Beer, SSF Imported Auto Parts, Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • Jeff Berman, Bosal USA Inc., Budd Lake, NJ
  • W. Michael Brown, Olympus Imported Auto Parts Corp., Alexandria, VA 
  • Mary DellaValle, Babcox Media, Inc., Akron, OH
  • Julian Hentze, Global Parts Distributors, Macon, GA
  • Patricia Law, Law & Associates, Kathleen, GA
  • Dan Schildge, CRP Industries, Cranbury, NJ
  • Jens Schueler, Schaeffler Group USA Inc., Fort Mill, SC
  • John Treece, Direct Market Access, Tabor City, NC

Import Vehicle Community Liaisons
Andres Castrillon, Auto Care Association
Rosemary Perry, Auto Care Association (Assistant Liaison)

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