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sustainability committee

apply to join the sustainability committee

Applications to join the Auto Care Association sustainability committee are now closed.

The inaugural term starts on May 1, 2023 and ends on December 31, 2025.

Sustainability is understood as the balance of meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The Sustainability Committee focuses on the environmental aspects of sustainability and prioritizes the relevant topics for the auto care industry. The committee consists of association members who are involved in sustainability functions in the auto care industry, as well as interested and engaged members from the Auto Care Association that are passionate about the ecological integrity of our industry’s activities.


The Sustainability Committee shall advise the Auto Care Association on ways to increase the awareness on the importance of sustainability and on ways to support the members to enhance industry practices to become more environmentally friendly. The committee shall also advise the association on promoting the sustainable image of the auto care industry and to advise and influence legislative policies in the best interest of the environment and for the benefit of the members of the Auto Care Association.

Committee Members

  • Ben Spitz
    Parts Authority
  • Stefan Feder
    Continental ContiTech
    Vice Chair
  • Malcolm Sissmore
    Sissmore Aftermarket Insights
    Executive Committee
  • Joseph Stephan
    NEXUS Automotive International SA
    Executive Committee
  • Mike Allen
    Federated Auto Parts Distributors, Inc.
  • Scott Cannon
    O'Reilly Auto Parts
  • Michael Cowan
    Honest1 Auto Care
  • Lee Forman
    Dynamic Automotive
  • Don Gebhardt
  • Lisa Gochenour
    Highline Warren
  • Troy Hitchcock
    AutoZone, Inc.
  • Michael Kitching
    GB Remanufacturing, Inc.
  • Theo Lamperis
    BBB Industries
  • Mike Leupold
    EnerSys Batteries
  • Thomas Pajer
    Bridgestone Corporation
  • Micah Thompson
    Advance Auto Inc
  • Duncan Gillis
    BBB Industries
    Board Representative
  • Danielle Thomas-Pollard
    Auto Care Association
    Staff Liaison

For Questions

Danielle Thomas-Pollard
Danielle Thomas-Pollard
IT Director & Sustainability Commitee Liason


(240) 333-1035