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

Nominations are being accepted for the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association Council of Governors for a three-year term commencing November 4, 2016.  Download the AWDA nomination form.

Executive Committee

Cliff Hovis, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Inc., Mercer, PA   

Vice Chairman  
Robert M. Segal, MAAP, Automotive Supply Associates, Concord, NH  

Don Bickle, Jr., Warehouse Inc., Hays, KS  

Richard Beirne, AAP, Automotive Parts Headquarters/United Auto Supply, LaCrosse, WI  

Treasurer Emeritus  
Timothy A. Lee, MAAP, Lang Distributing, Inc., Kankakee, IL  

Immediate Past Chairman  
Corey Bartlett, MAAP, Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc., St. Cloud, MN  

Past Chairman  
J. Richard Fairbanks, Jr., Orleans Auto Supply, Inc., Hyannis, MA  

MAC Chairman  
Todd Hack, MAAP, Gates Corporation, Denver, CO  

MAC Vice Chairman  
Jeff Blocher, Affinia Group/Wix Filters, Gastonia, NC  

MAC Immediate Past Chairman   
Frank Frederick, Schrader International, Auburn Hills, 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

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 
Robby Riefberg, SRS Marketing Company, Inc., Westbury, NY  

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, Auto Care Association, Bethesda, MD    
Rosemary Perry, Auto Care Association (Assistant Liaison), Bethesda, MD 

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