BETHESDA, Md. – November 27, 2017
– Today, the Automotive
Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), a
community of the Auto Care Association, announced the election of several
new officers to the association’s executive committee who began their terms on Nov.
Cifelli, vice president, sales and marketing, Vast-Auto Distribution Ltd.,
Montreal Quebec, has been named AWDA’s vice chairman. Previously, Cifelli served
as secretary of AWDA and as a member of the Council of Governors. Cifelli replaces
out-going vice chairman, Don Bickle, Jr., president, Warehouse Inc., Hays, Kan.
into the position of secretary is William (“Henry”) Slack, CEO, Slack Auto
Parts Co., Gainesville, Ga. Slack served a three-year term on AWDA’s Council of
Governors and is active on the Auto Care
Association’s Emerging Technology Committee.
Trudnowski, president, Automotive Jobbers Supply, Spokane, Wash., has been
named AWDA’s in-coming treasurer. Trudnowski, a former AWDA Chairman, follows
in the footsteps of long-time treasurer Richard Beirne, Automotive Parts
Headquarters. Beirne will remain on the AWDA Executive Committee as treasurer emeritus.
Chairman, Bobby Segal, CEO, Automotive Supply Associates, Concord, N.H., will continue
in this position and complete his two-year term in November 2018, whereupon Cifelli
will step into the chairman’s position. In order to provide long-term
consistency within AWDA’s leadership, both the secretary and treasurer positions
are appointed by the board to open-ended terms.
on the new appointments, Larry Northup, executive director, community engagement, Auto Care Association, and liaison, AWDA, said, “All these individuals have a deep commitment to AWDA
and the Auto Care Association, having served in many diverse capacities. The vast
institutional and industry knowledge they bring to the table will be invaluable
as AWDA deploys its many resources for the benefit of traditional distribution
and the auto care industry at large.”
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