BETHESDA, Md. – December 3, 2020 – The Aftermarket
Warehouse Distributors Association’s (AWDA) Manufacturers’ Advisory Council
(MAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of new Officers and At-Large
members, whose terms officially began on Nov. 20, 2020. The three MAC members
that serve on the AWDA Board of Governors provide a critical link between key
Moving into the chairman’s position is AJ Alvarez, Dorman Products,
of Colmar, Pa. Alvarez has served on the MAC since 2017 and became vice chairman
in 2018. He follows Doug Arnold, Highline Aftermarket, of Memphis, Tenn., as
MAC chairman. Arnold will remain on the MAC as past chair.
Moving into the vice chairman position is Colby Florea, Gates
Corp., of Denver, Colo. Florea served on the MAC as an At-Large member prior to
being selected by his peers to enter the chairs this fall.
New at-large members of the MAC include:
Coburn, NGK Spark Plugs USA, Inc.
Harvey, MANN+HUMMEL Filtration Tech. Group Inc.
- Julian Hentze, Global Parts Distributors, LLC
- Todd S. Hertzler, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket, Robert Bosch LLC
- Tom Rafferty, EnerSys
- Kevin Reamer, DRiV Inc.
The MAC is grateful for the support of departing At-Large Members:
Aparicio, Motorcar Parts of America (MPA)
Castillo, Warren Distribution, Inc.
Collins, Standard Motor Products
Easterlin, TCC (Technical Chemical Co.)
Also departing was Jeff Blocher, VP Sales, Mann+Hummel Filtration.
Blocher served on the MAC since 2011 and was chairman from 2016 to 2018.
“The MAC is an incredibly valuable resource for AWDA and the Auto
Care Association,” said Larry Northup, executive director, AWDA. “MAC members offer
unique insights from our manufacturing community into such diverse areas as conferences
and events, technology standards, market intelligence and operations. We are fortunate
to have a large number of dedicated and hard-working manufacture volunteers who
want to serve on the MAC.”
information about AWDA and its leadership visit autocare.org/awda or contact Larry Northup, executive director, AWDA at firstname.lastname@example.org.