(Sacramento, CA. - September 22, 2017)
Enjoy a fun filled evening with auto care industry colleagues from throughout the country as CAWA celebrates its successes while listening to their keynote speaker Ted Wise former Co-President and COO of O'Reilly Auto Parts. Thanks to the exclusive sponsorship of Motorcar Parts of America, all proceeds from the event go towards the Association's memorial scholarship fund. A must do to start off Industry Week!
A native of Springfield Missouri, Ted attended Missouri State University. Following, he went to work at O'Reilly Automotive in a store as a delivery driver which developed into 45 year career. As a Store Manager, he opened the company's first retail / wholesale store and was later promoted to be the company's first District Manager responsible for developing O'Reilly's dual market business strategy. He became the company's first Vice President in charge of Store Operations, promoted to executive Vice President of Operations and Sales, and later was promoted to Co-President over all functions of Store Operation, Sales, Advertising/Marketing, and Real Estate/ Expansion. To complete his career, he assumed the role of Co-President and COO at O'Reilly Auto Parts.
Other activity within the industry includes; Dean of Store Operations at AWDA University, AWDA University Founders Award, AWDA Board and Chairman, Northwood University Education Award, AWDA Memorial Scholarship Award, Coalition for Auto Equality (CARE) Director and later Chairman.
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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.
CAWA President & CEO