automotive warehouse distributors association

automotive warehouse distributors association

Mission

The Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) was founded in 1947 and is the oldest organized group of warehouse distributors and their respective suppliers of parts, accessories, tools and other supplies for the automotive aftermarket. On Jan. 1, 2004, AWDA joined forces with the Auto Care Association. Through networking and educational programs, market research and communication tools, legislative and regulatory support, consumer education and much more, AWDA’s goals are centered on member growth.


Why should you join AWDA?

AWDA membership consists of more than 220 warehouse distributors, representing all the major program marketing groups, as well as over 400 manufacturers, jobbers, business services, marketing associations, manufacturer representatives and other companies that support traditional distribution of vehicle parts. The 600-plus members collectively represent many hundreds of facilities and thousands of employees. Resources available to members include:
  • AWDA’s Annual Business and Education conference connects North America’s top distributors and manufacturers.
  • AWDA addresses the unique needs of distributors with standards and best practices that cover product information transfer and the warranty claim process.
  • AWDA represents the interests of traditional distribution before the public, the media, government entities and the entire auto care industry.

AWDA Leadership

Executive Committee

Chairman  
Mauro Cifelli, Vast-Auto Distribution Ltd, Montreal, Quebec
Vice Chairman  
Henry Slack, Slack Auto Parts Company, Gainesville, GA  
Secretary  
Ryan Samuels, Samuels, Inc., Vauxhall, NJ
Treasurer  
Tim Trudnowski, Automotive Jobbers Supply, Spokane, WA
Treasurer Emeritus
Richard Beirne, Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc., LaCrosse, WI
Immediate Past Chairman  
Bobby Segal, Sanel-NAPA, Concord, NH
MAC Chairman   
Doug Arnold, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket, Broadview, IL 
MAC Vice Chairman   
A.J. Alvarez, Dorman Products Inc., Colmar, PA
MAC Immediate Past Chairman    
Jeff Blocher, Mann+Hummel Filtration Technology Group, Gastonia, NC 

Governors At-Large

  • Ashlee Arnold, Arnold Oil Company, Austin, TX
  • Mark Bond, Quality Automotive Warehouse, Inc. Baltimore, MD
  • Michael Buzzard, Icahn Automotive Group LLC, Kennesaw, GA
  • Garry Castles, W M Automotive Warehouse, Inc., Fort Worth, TX
  • Charles Crouse, TBA & Oil Warehouse, Indianapolis, IN
  • Frank Garcia, XL Parts, Inc., Houston, TX
  • Dan Hanson, Jr., Hanson Distributing Company, Azusa, CA
  • Jesse Kaplan, Neptune Warehouse Distributors, Chelsea, MA
  • Scott Richmond, SAE Warehouse, Inc., Sioux Falls, SD
  • Kelly Spence Connolly, Tri-States Automotive Warehouse, Marianna, FL
  • Trevor Tennant, Piston Ring Service Supply, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Arnoldo Ventura, Frontera Radiators & Parts Inc., El Paso, TX

Governors—Group Headquarters

  • David Prater, Automotive Distribution Network, Germantown, TN
  • Scott LeProhon, NAPA Headquarters, Atlanta, GA
  • Bill Maggs, National Pronto Association, Grapevine, TX  
  • David McCartney, CARQUEST U.S., Raleigh, NC
  • Larry Pavey, Federated Auto Parts Distributors, Staunton, VA
  • John Washbish, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., San Antonio, TX

Advisors

Manufacturers' Representative Advisor  
Gary Perman, RPS Marketing, Phoenix, AZ
Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) Advisor 
JC Washbish, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., San Antonio, TX              
Liaison - University of the Aftermarket 
Brian Cruickshank, University of the Aftermarket, La Canada Flintridge, CA 
Investment Advisor
Ken Marker, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Overland Park, KS

Manufacturers' Advisory Council (MAC)

MAC Chairman   
Doug Arnold, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket, Broadview, IL 
MAC Vice Chairman   
A.J. Alvarez, Dorman Products Inc., Colmar, PA
MAC Immediate Past Chairman    
Jeff Blocher, Mann+Hummel Filtration Technology Group, Gastonia, NC 

MAC At-large Members 

  • Ron Aparicio, Motorcar Parts of America, Torrance, CA
  • Glenn Barco, BBB Industries, Lexington, OK
  • David Castillo, Warren Distribution Inc., Coppell, TX
  • Bill Collins, Standard Motor Products, Inc., Chesaning, MI
  • Greg Delgozzo, Spectra Premium Industries, Boucherville, Quebec
  • Larry Easterlin, Technical Chemical Co., Cleburne, TX
  • Jayme Farina, AP Emissions Technologies LLC, Goldsboro, NC
  • Bruce Herman, East Penn Manufacturing, Lyon Station, PA
  • Don Keeling, Mevotech LP, Toronto, Ontario 
  • Paul Kratzer, KYB Americas Corp., Greenwood, IN
  • Steve Marks, Continental ContiTech, San Antonio, TX
  • Rick Mochulsky, Motorcar Parts of America, Torrance, CA
  • Mark I. Pritt, Power Stop LLC, Bedford Park, IL

Executive Director 
Larry Northup
Senior Director, Community Engagement, Auto Care Association, Bethesda, MD  

Assistant Staff Liaison
Freda Jones
Manager, Community Engagement, Auto Care Association, Bethesda, MD

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