(Sacramento, CA. - November 6, 2017)
At the CAWA 2017 annual dinner meeting, held in conjunction with Industry Week in Las Vegas, Jack Gosnell of Next Level Parts, Inc. was installed as the Association's 2018 Chair of the Board. Other officers installed included: Vice - Chair Dan Hanson, Jr. of Hanson Distributing Company; Treasurer Matthias Kopecky of SSF Imported Auto Parts; Secretary Tom Seboldt of O'Reilly Auto Parts and; Immediate Past Chair Michael Antonelli of Vantage Marketing Global.
The dinner was once again exclusively sponsored by Motorcar Parts of America and all proceeds from the event will go to CAWA's Memorial Scholarship Fund. The keynote speaker of the evening was Ted Wise, former COO and Co-President of O'Reilly Auto Parts, who gave an informative and compelling presentation regarding the evolution of O'Reilly's and how it corresponded to the evolution of the auto parts industry.
Next year's event will be held, as is customary, the Sunday night (October 28, 2018) before the AAPEX and SEMA Shows. For further information regarding these events contact
CAWA is a regional automotive aftermarket trade association, which represents auto parts jobbers, warehouse distributors, retailers, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives and program groups. The Association provides education, legislative, regulatory and business support to the industry and its membership. It is one of the largest trade associations of its kind in the United States and recognized as a leader in the automotive aftermarket industry.
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