Who We Are

The Aftermarket Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) was founded in 1947 and is the oldest organized group of warehouse distributors and their respective suppliers of parts, accessories and other supplies for the motor vehicle aftermarket. AWDA’s 600+ members represent thousands of locations.

What We Do

AWDA represents the interests of traditional distribution within the Auto Care Association. Through networking, leadership opportunities and cross-channel communication, AWDA members provide policy advice and input to the Auto Care Association and the aftermarket industry at-large.

Benefits

AWDA helps members improve their business prospects by connecting them with peers, suppliers, and other stakeholders at conferences and other venues. Through AWDA, members also have the ability to directly influence the policies and priorities of the Auto Care Association and the motor vehicle aftermarket.


AWDA Board of Governors




Executive Committee

  • Ryan Samuels
    Samuels, Inc.
    Chair
  • Ashlee Arnold
    Arnold Oil Company of Austin
    Vice Chair
  • Daniel Hanson
    Hanson Distributing Company
    Secretary
  • Don Bickle
    Warehouse, Inc.
    Treasurer
  • Richard Beirne
    Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc.
    Treasurer Emeritus
  • Mauro Cifelli
    Vast-Auto Distribution Ltd
    Past Chair
  • AJ Alvarez
    Dorman Products, Inc. (Dorman Products Inc)
    MAC Chair
  • Colby Florea
    Gates Corporation
    MAC Vice Chair
  • Doug Arnold
    Highline Warren
    MAC Past Chair


Governors at Large

  • Chase Baxley
    The Parts House (Florida)
    Governor
  • Ryan Bickle
    Warehouse, Inc.
    Governor
  • Ben Butler
    Parts Warehouse Inc.
    Governor
  • Kyle Byrne
    The Merrill Company
    Governor
  • Charles Crouse
    TBA & Oil Warehouse
    Governor
  • Byron Frantz
    Fisher Auto Parts
    Governor
  • Alex Hortsch
    Parts Authority
    Governor
  • Esperanza Izquierdo
    The Parts House (Florida)
    Governor
  • Glenn Morreale
    C&M Automotive Warehouse
    Governor
  • Kelly Peterson
    Parts Authority
    Governor
  • John Sanford
    Auto Wares Inc
    Governor


Group Headquarters

  • Kevin Herron
    Genuine Parts/NAPA
    Governor
  • Tina Hubbard
    HDA Truck Pride
    Governor
  • Jeff Paul
    VIPAR Heavy Duty, Inc.
    Governor
  • Larry Pavey
    Federated Auto Parts Distributors, Inc.
    Governor
  • Robert Roos
    Pronto Network Cooperative
    Governor
  • John Washbish
    Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.
    Governor


Advisors

  • John Bender
    N.A. Williams Company
    Manufacturers' Representatives Advisor
  • Brian Cruickshank
    University of the Aftermarket
    University of the Aftermarket Liaison
  • Cotter Collins
    Standard Motor Products, Inc.
    YANG Advisor

manufacturers' advisory council (mac)


  • AJ Alvarez
    Dorman Products, Inc. (Dorman Products Inc)
    MAC Chair
  • Colby Florea
    Gates Corporation
    MAC Vice Chair
  • Doug Arnold
    Highline Warren
    MAC Past Chair
  • Mark Cali
    ZF Aftermarket
    Member
  • David Castillo
    AOCUSA
    Member
  • Cal Coburn, MAAP
    NGK Spark Plugs Inc.
    Member
  • Doug Dole
    Meritor, Inc.
    Member
  • Jayme Farina
    AP Emissions Technologies, LLC.
    Member
  • Matt Forner
    Grote Industries, Inc.
    Member
  • Mike Harvey
    MANN+HUMMEL Filtration Technology Group Inc.
    Member
  • Julian Hentze
    Global Parts Distributors
    Member
  • Todd Hertzler
    Robert Bosch, LLC
    Member
  • Ted Hughes
    MAHLE Aftermarket Inc.
    Member
  • Fernando Montano
    Dayco Products, LLC
    Member
  • Tom Rafferty
    EnerSys Batteries
    Member
  • Kevin Reamer
    DRiV Inc.
    Member
  • Drew Stahl
    First Brands Group
    Member

Heavy Duty Advisory Council


  • Cliff Hovis
    Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Inc.
    Chair
  • Michael Harris
    FleetPride
    Vice Chair
  • Tina Hubbard
    HDA Truck Pride
    Past Chair
  • Corneliu Bogdan
    Eaton Corp./Aftermarket Products
    Member
  • Michael Farrell
    N.A. Williams Company
    Member
  • John Grote
    Grote Industries, Inc.
    Member
  • Julian Hart
    1-800-Radiator & A/C
    Member
  • Don McEntee
    OptiCat, LLC
    Member
  • Jeff Paul
    VIPAR Heavy Duty, Inc.
    Member
  • Dan Rader
    Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.
    Member
  • Jason Soika
    Meritor, Inc.
    Member