(Sacramento, CA. - August 4, 2017) CAWA, which represents the automotive parts industry, today announced Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (Nasdaq: MPAA) will be the exclusive sponsor of their 2017 Gala Dinner in conjunction with the annual AAPEX and SEMA trade shows being held in Las Vegas this year. The annual gala event is the highlight of the year for the Association, and is dedicated to raising funds for CAWA's scholarship program. The event also recognizes the outgoing chair of the board of director's service and commitment to the Association and auto care industry with its "Red Vest" award ceremony. Mr. Ted Wise, former Co-President and COO of O'Reilly Auto Parts, will give this year's keynote address at the event.
The gala will be held at Caesar's Palace on Sunday evening October 29, 2017. Additional information about the event is available by contacting
"We are proud to help our industry through the support of CAWA and their scholarships programs" said Selwyn Joffe, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Motorcar Parts of America.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the CAWA Memorial Scholarship Fund which promotes quality and high standards through education within the auto care industry. All of these coveted scholarships are awarded to students in a curriculum leading to a degree or certificate in an accredited college, university or technical institute.
About Motorcar Parts of America
Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. is a remanufacturer, manufacturer and distributor of automotive aftermarket parts -- including alternators, starters, wheel hub assembly and brake master cylinder products utilized in imported and domestic passenger vehicles, light trucks and heavy duty applications. Motorcar Parts of America's products are sold to automotive retail outlets and the professional repair market throughout the United States and Canada, with production facilities located in California, Mexico, Malaysia and China, and administrative offices located in California, Tennessee, Mexico, Singapore and Malaysia. Additional information is available at
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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