Who We Are

The Import Vehicle Community of the Auto Care Association is hyper-focused on serving the needs of all businesses engaged in import vehicle and advanced technology products and services.

Irrespective of the business' size or share of the business devoted to import and advanced technology products and services, the Import Vehicle Community’s benefit is unchanged.

What We Do

  • Create and secure strategic networking opportunities that increase brand awareness and visibility for our members.
  • Lead discussions and share insight on challenges and opportunities facing the import parts supply chain.
  • Contribute to industry efforts ensuring the independent aftermarket’s ability to repair import vehicles.
  • Provide perspective and education initiatives for import vehicles and advanced technology.
  • Recognize outstanding individuals, companies, and products whose accomplishments have significantly contributed to the advancement of the import vehicle community.


Resources available to Import Vehicle Community members of the Auto Care Association include:
  • Direct networking opportunities with top U.S. and global executives.
  • International trade education and resources.
  • Member communications that keep you updated on industry developments that impact your business.

Import Vehicle Community Executive Leadership Council

  • Vinay Mamidi
    CSF, Inc.
  • Fred Snow
    DMA Industries, LLC
    Vice Chair
  • Steven Hughes
    HCS International
    Past Chair
  • Eric Banas
    NSK Corporation
  • Nick Bauer
    FCP Euro
  • Stephen Bearden
    H.B. International Marketing Services, Inc.
  • Thomas Beer
    SSF Imported Auto Parts LLC
  • Jeff Berman
    Partslink LLC
  • Michelle Christenson
    IQ Integrated Quality Inc.
  • Jerry Conroy
    Schaeffler Group USA Inc.
  • Dan Duneske
    Robert Bosch, LLC
  • Tony Genna
    Phinia, Inc.
  • Michael Palm
    CRP Industries Inc.
  • Robert Riefberg
    SRS Marketing Company, Inc.
  • Ben Smart
    ZF Aftermarket
  • John Treece
    DMA Industries, LLC
  • Angela Chiang
    Auto Care Association
    Staff Liaison

Apply for the Executive Leadership Council

The Import Vehicle Community Executive Leadership Council (ELC) provides guidance and makes recommendations on issues impacting members in the import nameplate parts and services business.

Download the Application

Deadline: Aug. 15, 2023