February 12, 2019 - Welcome to the New Year

Welcome to 2019. I hope you celebrated the start of the new year in good spirits with family and friends.

I am honored to serve as the incoming chairman of the Import Vehicle Community. I have had the privilege to serve on the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) since 2014 and as the vice chair for the past two years.

Taking a look back at our accomplishments last year, our events at AAPEX, including the Fabulous Networking Reception and Awards Luncheon, were great successes. We’ve heard from many attendees that these events are great opportunities to network within the import community.

This is an exciting time for the automotive industry. I have seen more changes in our industry since joining the ELC than I have seen in the past 20 years. With advancements in technology, changes in trade policy and developments in economies around the world, our industry is faced with new opportunities and challenges daily.

As I assume my new role as chairman, I hope to engage with members of our community and provide guidance to the Auto Care Association on issues impacting our membership. I invite you to reach out to me with ideas and feedback.

Lastly, I would like to thank Jens Schueler, our outgoing chairman, for his leadership and involvement with the Import Vehicle Community. We wish him the very best with his future endeavors.

Best regards,
John Treece

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