automotive warehouse distributors association

automotive warehouse distributors association


The Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) was founded in 1947 and is the oldest organized group of warehouse distributors and their respective suppliers of parts, accessories tools and other supplies for the automotive aftermarket. On Jan. 1, 2004, AWDA joined forces with the Auto Care Association. Through networking and educational programs, market research and communication tools, legislative and regulatory support, consumer education and much more, AWDA’s goals are centered on member growth.

Why should you join AWDA?

AWDA membership consists of more than 220 warehouse distributors, representing all the major program marketing groups, as well as over 400 manufacturers, jobbers, business services, marketing associations, manufacturer representatives and other companies that support traditional distribution of vehicle parts. The 600-plus members collectively represent many hundreds of facilities and thousands of employees. Resources available to members include:
  • AWDA’s Annual Business and Education conference connects North America’s top distributors and manufacturers.
  • AWDA addresses the unique needs of distributors with standards and best practices that cover product information transfer and the warranty claim process.
  • AWDA represents the interests of traditional distribution before the public, the media, government entities and the entire auto care industry.

AWDA Leadership

Executive Committee

Robert M. Segal, MAAP, Automotive Supply Associates, Concord, N.H.

Vice Chairman  
Mauro Cifelli, vice president, sales & marketing, Vast-Auto Distribution Ltd., Montreal, Quebec  

William (“Henry”) Slack, CEO, Slack Auto Parts Co., Gainesville, Ga.

Immediate Past Chairman  
Cliff Hovis, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Inc., Mercer, Penn.   

Tim Trudnowski, president, Automotive Jobbers Supply, Spokane, Wash.

MAC Chairman  
Jeff Blocher, Mann+Hummel Filtration, Gastonia, NC

MAC Vice Chairman  
Doug Arnold, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket, Broadview, IL  

MAC Immediate Past Chairman   
Todd Hack, Gates Corporation, Denver, CO

At-large Members:

  • Gary Bostic, AAP, Remy International/Remy Power Products, Edmond, OK
  • Cal Coburn, NGK Spark Plugs, Inc. Wixom, MI
  • Mike Fiorito, KYB Americas Corp Greenwood, IN
  • Bruce Herman, East Penn Manufacturing Lyon Station, PA
  • Ted Hughes, MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. Farmington Hills, MI
  • Paul Johnson, NTN USA Corp. Mt. Prospect, IL 
  • Don Keeling, Sunsong, N.A. Kirkwood, MO
  • Jeff Koviak, AAP Tenneco Inc. Monroe, MI  
  • Bob Leone, ADVICS North America Lebanon, OH
  • Steve Marks, Continental ContiTech San Antonio, TX
  • Jamie Nixon, Alltech Automotive Inc. Wauconda, IL
  • Mark I. Pritt, Power Stop LLC Bedford Park, IL
  • Malcolm Sissmore, Delphi Products and Service Solutions Peterborough, ON 
  • Matt Verger, Spectra Premium, Greenfield, IN
  • Ken Wendling, Standard Motor Products Chesaning, MI 

Governors at Large

  • Ernie Blome, One Stop Parts Source, Santa Ana, CA 
  • Mauro Cifelli, Vast-Auto Distribution Ltd., Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Rick Harman, Frank Edwards Co., West Valley City, UT
  • Fletcher Lord, III, Replacement Parts, Inc., Little Rock, AR
  • Michelle MacKenzie-Menendez, MacKenzie Warehouse, Inc., 
    San Francisco, CA
  • Russell Mastroff, Cold Air Distributors Warehouse of Florida, Fort Pierce, FL
  • J.R. Moore, Performance Warehouse, Portland, OR 
  • Randy Rusceak, Motown Automotive Distributing, Farmington Hills, MI 
  • Ryan Samuels, Samuels, Inc./Buy Wise Auto Parts, Vauxhall, NJ
  • William H. (Henry) Slack, Slack Auto Parts Co., Gainesville, GA
  • Young Suhr, APW Knox-Seeman Warehouse, Carson, CA
  • Brent Windom, Auto Plus, Kennesaw, GA
  • Ashlee Arnold, Arnold Oil Company, Austin, TX
  • Arnoldo Ventura, Frontera Radiators & Parts Inc., El Paso, TX
  • Garry Castles, W M Automotive Warehouse, Inc., Fort Worth, TX
  • Dan Hanson Jr., Hanson Distributing Company, Azusa, CA

Governors—Group Headquarters
  • David Prater, Automotive Distribution Network, Germantown, TN
  • Scott LeProhon, NAPA Headquarters, Atlanta, GA
  • Bill Maggs, AAP, National Pronto Association, Grapevine, TX  
  • David McCartney, CARQUEST U.S., Raleigh, NC
  • Larry Pavey, Federated Auto Parts Distributors, Staunton, VA
  • John Washbish, MAAP, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., San Antonio, TX


Manufacturers' Representative Advisor 
Gary D. Perman, RPS Marketing, Phoenix, AZ.        

Liaison – University of the Aftermarket Foundation
Timothy A. Lee, MAAP, Lang Distributing, Inc., Kankakee, IL  

Liaison - University of the Aftermarket
Brian Cruickshank, MAAP, University of the Aftermarket, LaCanada Flintridge, CA  

Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) Advisor
Alena Van Cleave, A & J Automotive Warehouse, Redford, MI

Larry Northup, AAP, executive director, community engagement, Auto Care Association, Bethesda, MD      

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