Auto Care Association UTIC Trim

Upholstery and Trim International Council

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Connecting and expanding your networks and businesses.

The Upholstery and Trim International Council is composed of manufacturers and distributors of interior and exterior fabrics for motor vehicle use.

To educate, inform, serve and provide networking opportunities for companies that manufacture or distribute interior and exterior fabrics, associated hardware and products used in the repair or restoration of cars and trucks.




Community Highlights

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Deric Nutter of AFF Group Joins UTIC Committee

The UTIC Committee is excited to announce that Deric Nutter of AFF Group has accepted the invitation to join the UTIC volunteer committee. Deric will serve a term of four years and will offer insights and direction for the UTIC community's future and business convention.



upholstery and trim international council awards and past winners

Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

Honors individuals whose outstanding performance, integrity, dignity and conscientious approach to business affairs are demonstrated as a matter of routine.

Current award recipient


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2019 Richie Greenberg, Vicar International
  • 2018 – Kathleen Naegele
  • 2017 – Bryan Macon
  • 2016 – Rich Heineman
  • 2015 – Dick Ackaway
  • 2014 – Bob Stryer
  • 2013 – Mark Goldstone
  • 2012 – Pete Zimpelman
  • 2011 – Stan Wright
  • 2010 – Jim Mitchell
  • 2009 – Ed De Leo
  • 2007 – Bryan Bailey
  • 2005 – Nat Danas
  • 2004 – Jim Kraft
  • 2002 – Tom Jackson
  • 2000 – Stanley and Dick Robbins
  • 1999 – Stan Goodroe
  • 1998 – Gregory and Robert Niehaus
Hall of Fame Award Winners

Intended to honor outstanding individuals in the upholstery and trim industry whose creativity, dignity, integrity, industriousness and accomplishments have enhanced the stature of, and significantly contributed to, the trim segment and its overall growth and progress.

Current award recipient


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2019 Rob Kahn, President of Futura Textiles, Inc. (Retired)
  • 2013 – Nat Danas
  • 2012 – Pete Zimpelman
  • 2011 – Stan Wright
  • 2010 – Jim Franklin, Jim Mitchell, and Fred Robida
  • 2009 – Ed De Leo
  • 2008 - Gaither Spradling
  • 2006 – Dan Duncan
  • 2005 – Peter Alling, Marty Karzmar, and Gregg Niehaus
  • 2003 – Don Phipps Sr., Joe Martinez Sr., Todd Willis, and Juney Zimpelmann
  • 2000 – Sidney Cohen, Joseph DeLeo, Gregory Niehaus Sr., Robert Niehaus, and Leslle Sledman

Community Liaison

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Leah Jones
CMP, CAE Director, Meetings and Events