Who We Are

The Manufacturers’ Representative Council supports and promotes the interests, image, and value of the Auto Care Association’s manufacturers’ representative member firms. The Council provides a platform for manufacturers’ representatives to address common industry best practices and enhance their professional skills.

What We Do

The Manufacturers’ Representative Council provides a forum to develop strategies and programs designed for the special needs of the manufacturers’ representative member base of the Auto Care Association. The Council sponsors quarterly Association teleforums, which highlight key industry challenges and topics relevant to all channels of the automotive aftermarket.

Benefits

In addition to quarterly teleforums, the Manufacturers’ Representative Council serves as the voice of the manufacturers’ representative member base of the Auto Care Association. The Council participates in Auto Care Association’s Channel Insight Sessions, held at Spring Leadership Days. These sessions help engage different Communities of the Auto Care Association and produce member-only content each community can use to improve communication with their industry channel partners.


REPS Committee


  • Steven Dresser
    Hirsig-Frazier Company, Inc.
    Chair
  • Tim Dickson
    Schnair Sales & Service, Inc.
    Vice Chair
  • Tom Kitchin
    Kitchin & Sons, Inc.
    Past Chair
  • Brad Baker
    Bill Murray & Associates
    Member
  • John Belzner
    RepWorks Marketing, LLC
    Member
  • Jim Fitzmaurice
    Repforce Inc.
    Member
  • Charles Grant
    Grant Brothers Sales Limited
    Member
  • Christopher Hanlon
    Schnair Sales & Service, Inc.
    Member
  • Paul Kokkinos
    RPS Marketing
    Member
  • Sherri Langfield
    Specialty Sales & Marketing
    Member
  • Jacob Leeka
    Signature Sales Group
    Member
  • Patrick O'Leary
    DRIVE Sales and Marketing
    Member
  • Scott Pletz
    Bill Murray & Associates
    Member
  • Joel Rosenthal
    Gantt-Thomas & Associates, Inc.
    Member
  • Michael Rukov
    RepWorks Marketing, LLC
    Member
  • Dave Shapiro
    SRS Marketing Company, Inc.
    Member
  • Danielle Sonnefeld
    N.A. Williams Company
    Member
  • Gary Swarberg
    Pacific Marketing
    Member
  • Dan West
    Action Sales + Marketing, Inc.
    Member
  • Jessica Fainberg
    Auto Care Association
    Staff Liaison
  • Mike Boyer
    TASCO
    Board Representative