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

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

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

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

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

Past Chairman 
Tim Trudnowski, AAP, Automotive Jobbers Supply, Spokane, WA  

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

MAC Vice Chairman 
Jeff Blocher, Affinia Global Filtration, Gastonia, NC 

MAC Immediate Past Chairman  
Frank Frederick, Schrader International, Englewood, CO

Governors at Large
  • Scott Bennett, Bennett Auto Supply, Inc., Pompano Beach, FL
  • Don G. Bickle, Jr. Warehouse, Inc., Hays, KS 
  • Ernie Blome, One Stop Parts Source, Santa Ana, CA 
  • Mauro Cifelli, Vast-Auto Distribution Ltd., Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Timothy B. Gerrity, General Auto Parts, Oakland, CA
  • Rick Harman, National Performance Warehouse, West Valley City, UT
  • Michelle MacKenzie-Menendez, MacKenzie Warehouse, Inc.,
    San Francisco, CA
  • J.R. Moore, Performance Warehouse, Hillsboro, OR 
  • Randy Rusceak, Motown Automotive Distributing, Farmington Hills, MI 
  • 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 - Univ. of the Aftermarket Foundation
Timothy A. Lee, MAAP, Lang Distributing, Inc., Kankakee, IL 
Brian Cruickshank, MAAP, University of the Aftermarket, Pasadena, CA 

Young Auto Care Network Group Advisor
Michael Rukov, One Stop Parts Source, Santa Ana, CA

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

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