BETHESDA, Md. – November 14, 2018 – The Automotive Warehouse
Distributors Association (AWDA), a community of the Auto Care Association, announced
the addition of its newest officers and governors immediately following the
conclusion of AAPEX 2018 in Las Vegas.
Effective Nov. 1, the new AWDA chairman
is Mauro Cifelli, president and CEO,
Vast-Auto Distribution Ltd., of Montreal, Quebec. Cifelli succeeds Bobby Segal, Sanel-NAPA, of Concord, N.H.,
who successfully led the association the previous two years and remains on the
Board as Immediate Past-Chairman.
AWDA’s new officers are:
- Vice Chairman: Henry Slack, Slack Auto Parts Company, Gainesville, Ga.
- Secretary: Ryan
Samuels, Samuels Inc., Vauxhall, N.J.
- Treasurer: Tim
Trudnowski, Automotive Jobbers Supply, Spokane, Wash.
“These new officers join a long
and distinguished line of great leaders that have come through AWDA," said Larry
Northup, executive director, AWDA. “Their commitment to the industry is
inspiring. It’s truly an honor to work
AWDA’s new governors are:
- Mike Buzzard,
Plus/Icahn Automotive Group LLC, Kennesaw, Ga.
- Kelly Spence Connolly, Tri-States Automotive Warehouse, Marianna,
- Charles Crouse,
TBA & Oil Warehouse, Indianapolis,
- Jesse Kaplan,
Neptune Warehouse Distributors, Chelsea,
“AWDA’s nominating committee insists
that, if asked, any incoming governor must be qualified to serve as chairman," said Northup. “The result of this long-standing tradition is a consistent
supply of high-quality board members who are interested, engaged and committed
to traditional distribution, the aftermarket and their association.”
In the coming year, the AWDA Board will
support and represent traditional distribution within the Auto Care Association
and the aftermarket industry at large. AWDA will also continue its long
tradition of supporting industry education through sizeable donations to the
University of the Aftermarket Foundation.
AWDA represents more than 600 top
distributors and manufacturers of motor vehicle parts nationwide. The 71-year old organization is a key segment
of the Auto Care Association.
For more information about AWDA, please
contact Larry Northup at 301-654-6664 or firstname.lastname@example.org.