(Sacramento, CA - September 13, 2018)
CAWA, which represents the automotive parts industry, today announced Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (Nasdaq: MPAA) will once again be the exclusive sponsor of their 2018 Gala Dinner in conjunction with the annual AAPEX and SEMA trade shows being held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The annual gala event is the highlight of the year for the Association, and is dedicated to raising funds for the Association's scholarship programs. The event also recognizes the outgoing chairman's service and commitment to CAWA and industry with its "Red Vest" award ceremony. Mr. Bob Cushing, President and CEO, WORLDPAC and Executive Vice President, Advance Professional will give this year's keynote address at the event.
The gala will be held at Caesar's Palace on Sunday evening October 28, 2018. Additional information about the event is available by contacting
or 800.332.2292, ext. 1201.
"We are honored to support our industry through the CAWA scholarship programs," said Selwyn Joffe, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Motorcar Parts of America. "Supporting these programs aligns well with one of MPA's core values of educating future generations of leaders in our industry."
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.
"We are pleased that Motorcar Parts of America will sponsor this year's gala and appreciate their support over the past several years", commented Jack Gosnell, Chair of the CAWA Board of Directors. "Their gracious support allows the Association to garner the financial support necessary to continue granting scholarships to future associates in the auto care industry", he continued.
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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