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Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Initiates New Members to Council of Governors at AAPEX

Posted by Auto Care News on November 28, 2017

BETHESDA, Md. – November 28, 2017 – Today, the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), a community of the Auto Care Association, announced its newest governors following the group’s 2017 Annual Business and Education Conference at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas.

As of Nov. 2, Ashlee Arnold, vice president, Arnold Oil Company, Austin, Texas; Arnoldo Ventura, commercial manager, Frontera Radiators & Parts Inc., El Paso, Texas; Garry Castles, president, W M Automotive Warehouse, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas; and Dan Hanson Jr., executive vice president, Hanson Distributing Company, Azusa, Calif., are the newest members to be officially welcomed into the AWDA’s Council of Governors.

Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Announces New Leadership with Three Officer Appointments

Posted by Auto Care News on November 27, 2017

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. 3.


Mauro 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.

Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Presents Annual Awards Honoring Excellence in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry

Posted by Auto Care News on October 30, 2017
BETHESDA, Md. – October 30, 2017 – The Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), a community of the Auto Care Association, last night launched the general session of its 70th Annual Conference by recognizing the winners of its annual awards. The AWDA’s 70th Annual Conference is taking place from Oct. 28 – Oct. 30 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, coinciding with the annual AAPEX show, also taking place in the city. 

Each year, AWDA presents four awards highlighting the excellence of its recipients in the automotive warehouse distribution industry.

Epicor Named Title Sponsor of 2017 AWDA Business and Education Conference

Posted by Auto Care News on August 22, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – August 22, 2017 – The Auto Care Association announced today that Epicor Software Corporation will be title sponsor of the 2017 Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Business and Education Conference, October 28-30, 2017, at the Venetian Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.