The Aftermarket Warehouse Distributors Association’s (AWDA) Manufacturers’ Advisory Council announced the appointment of new officers and at-large members.
Their terms officially began on Nov. 20.
The three Manufacturers’ Advisory Council (MAC) members that serve on the AWDA board of governors provide a critical link between key channel partners.
Moving into the chairman’s position is AJ Alvarez of Dorman Products in Colmar, Pennsylvania. Alvarez has served on the MAC since 2017 and became vice chairman in 2018.
He follows Doug Arnold of Highline Aftermarket in Memphis, Tennessee, as MAC chairman. Arnold will remain on the MAC as past chair.
Moving into the position of vice chairman is Colby Florea of Gates Corp. in Denver. Florea served on the MAC as an at-large member prior to being selected by his peers to enter the chairs this fall.
New at-large members of the MAC include:
- Cal Coburn, NGK Spark Plugs USA Inc.
- Mike Harvey, MANN+HUMMEL Filtration Tech. Group Inc.
- Julian Hentze, Global Parts Distributors, LLC
- Todd Hertzler, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket, Robert Bosch LLC
- Tom Rafferty, EnerSys
- Kevin Reamer, DRiV Inc.
The MAC is grateful for the support of departing at-large members:
- Ron Aparicio, Motorcar Parts of America (MPA)
- David Castillo, Warren Distribution Inc.
- Bill Collins, Standard Motor Products
- Larry Easterlin, TCC (Technical Chemical Co.)
Also departing is Jeff Blocher, VP sales, Mann+Hummel Filtration. Blocher served on the MAC since 2011 and was chairman from 2016 to 2018.
“The MAC is an incredibly valuable resource for AWDA and the Auto Care Association,” said Larry Northup, executive director of AWDA. “MAC members offer unique insights from our manufacturing community into such diverse areas as conferences and events, technology standards, market intelligence and operations. We are fortunate to have a large number of dedicated and hard-working manufacture volunteers who want to serve on the MAC.”