(Sacramento, CA. - February 22, 2018) At their February leadership meeting, the CAWA Board of Directors elected Mike Mohler of the Automotive Parts Services Group as their 2018 Secretary to the Board of Directors. Mr. Mohler is Executive Vice President, Vendor Relations and Product Strategy, at the Automotive Parts Services Group, which is a collaboration between the National Pronto Association and Federated Auto Parts Distributors. In his current position, Mohler is responsible for the overall management of The Group's vendor relationships and overall product /brand strategy. Mohler is also actively involved in many other corporate activities, including marketing, training, data-warehousing and strategic planning.
"We are pleased to have someone of Mike's caliber step up to an officers' position within the Association and we look forward to his many years of service and contributions to CAWA", commented Jack Gosnell, Chair of the Board of Directors upon Mr. Mohler's election.
"I am honored to have been selected as Secretary to the CAWA Board of Directors. Upon considering CAWA's distinguished track record of staunch member support and their utter devotion to local, state, and national industry advocacy, I am delighted to continue my service, as Secretary, in the Association's continued race for member and industry relevance - not only for today but for all of the tomorrows yet to come", Mohler commented upon his election.
In other election news, the CAWA Manufacturers Advisory Council (MAC) elected Jeanette Lorenzo of NAME, Inc. as 2018 Chair and Bob Leone of ADVICS NA as the Vice-Chair for the year. "These two individuals have served in the past and do an excellent job in facilitating the MAC's agenda and work", commented the Association's President & CEO, Rodney Pierini. "We look forward to the participation and contributions of all our volunteer leadership and anticipate a stellar year for CAWA", continued Pierini.
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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