(Sacramento, CA - September 17, 2018)
CAWA Chair of the Board, Jack Gosnell of Next Level Parts, has appointed three industry veterans to the Association's Manufacturers' Advisory Council (MAC). When Chair Gosnell announced these appointments he commented: "It's great to see our members step forward and participate in CAWA's leadership". "We know and appreciate the contributions these auto care industry veterans will make to the future successes of the Association and the industry we serve". The appointees are:
- Greg DelGozzo, Spectra Premium Industries
- Jim Screnci, Purolator Brands - MANN+HUMMEL Filtration, and
- Rich Zeichner, Peak and Eiko Lighting - Old World Industries.
Mr. DelGozzo is a second generation aftermarket professional with experience in national sales, marketing and promotional campaigns. Additionally, he is knowledgeable in all distribution channels including retail, eCommerce and wholesale. He has worked for CRC industries, Coni-Seal, Federal Mogul and is now the Director of Sales for the United States and Latin America for Spectra Premium Industries. Mr. DelGozzo graduated from William Patterson University with a bachelor of science degree in finance and minors in marketing and economics. He is married and has three children.
Mr. Screnci started his career with MANN+HUMMEL in 2014 responsible for the MANN Filter and Purolator Brands. In 2017, his responsibilities changed to sole focus on the Purolator and PurolatorTECH brands. Currently, Mr. Screnci is a Program Group Manager for the Purolator brands within the traditional aftermarket. He is also responsible for sales account management of the Purolator and PurolatorTECH branded filters within 24 states in the Northeast, Mid-West and the Great Lakes regions of the United States. Prior to joining Mann+Hummel, he served in numerous roles in the automotive industry including 12 years at the Visteon Corporation and 4 years at Philips Automotive Lighting. Mr. Screnci also has sales experience within Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Eastern Canada and the Middle East.
Mr. Zeichner of Old World Industries is the National Sales Manager and Program Group Manager for Peak and Eiko Lighting within the traditional aftermarket. He is also responsible for Sales Management of Peak and Eiko Lighting across the entire United States and Canada. Prior to joining Old World Industries in 2017, he served in numerous roles within the automotive industry including 6 years at the Visteon Corporation and 6 years at Philips Automotive Lighting as the National Sales Manager. He also has sales experience within Canada and Europe.
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