Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association Announces New Leadership - Tire Review Magazine

Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association Announces New Leadership

The Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) has announced the election of several new officers to the association’s executive committee who began their terms on Nov. 3.

The Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) has announced the election of several new officers to the association’s executive committee who began their terms on Nov. 3.

Mauro Cifelli, vice president, sales & marketing, Vast-Auto Distribution Ltd., has been named AWDA’s vice chairman. Previously, Cifelli served as secretary of AWDA and as a member of the Council of Governors. Cifelli replaces out-going vice chairman, Don Bickle, Jr., president, Warehouse Inc.

Moving into the position of secretary is William Slack, CEO, Slack Auto Parts Co. Slack served a three-year term on AWDA’s Council of Governors and is active on the Auto Care Association’s Emerging Technology Committee.

Tim Trudnowski, president, Automotive Jobbers Supply, has been named AWDA’s in-coming treasurer. Trudnowski, a former AWDA Chairman, follows in the footsteps of long-time treasurer Richard Beirne, Automotive Parts Headquarters. Beirne will remain on the AWDA Executive Committee as treasurer emeritus.

AWDA Chairman, Bobby Segal, CEO, Automotive Supply Associates, will continue in this position and complete his two-year term in November 2018, whereupon Cifelli will step into the chairman’s position. In order to provide long-term consistency within AWDA’s leadership, both the secretary and treasurer positions are appointed by the board to open-ended terms.

“All these individuals have a deep commitment to AWDA and the Auto Care Association, having served in many diverse capacities,” said Larry Northup executive director, community engagement and liaison, AWDA. “The vast institutional and industry knowledge they bring to the table will be invaluable as AWDA deploys its many resources for the benefit of traditional distribution and the auto care industry at large.”

For more information about AWDA and to view the complete list of AWDA leadership, click here.

You May Also Like

GT Radial Formula Drift team welcomes 14-year-old driver

Minowa, who will be the newest and youngest driver in the Formula Drift 2024 pro season, will be debuting with Team Jerry Yang Racing.

GT-Radial-FD-Driver-Hiroya-Minowa

Hiroya Minowa, a 14-year-old Red Bull athlete from Tokyo, Japan, has joined the GT Radial Formula Drift team as the brand prepares to defend its 2023 Tire Cup Championship. Minowa, who will be the newest and youngest driver in the Formula Drift 2024 pro season, will be debuting with Team Jerry Yang Racing, piloting their newly built Toyota GR86 engine.

TIA is now accepting nominations for open board of directors positions

The newly-elected board members will serve three-year terms with the potential for re-election to two additional terms.

OTR-Conf---DIck-Gust-1400
Professional race car driver to compete on Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS tires

Tom O’Gorman will compete on Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS tires in the World Racing League Grand Touring Over class during the 2024 season.

Kumho Tire becomes an Official Tire of Formula DRIFT

As part of the sponsorship, Kumho Tire will receive a significant footprint at each of the eight Formula DRIFT events in the 2024 series, including track signage and activation during race weekends.

Kumho_Tire_USA_Formula-DRIFT-sponsorship-1400
Discount Tire acquires six Suburban Tire Auto Repair Centers

The six locations in the Chicago area will continue to operate under the Suburban Tire Auto Repair Centers brand name.

Suburban-Tire-Discount-Tire

Other Posts

Sun Auto Tire & Service expands Texas store count

The company has acquired Carrollton Complete Automotive, which offers a range of automotive services.

Sun-Auto-Carrollton
Yokohama Rubber to supply its BluEarth-XT AE61 as OE on Toyota’s Yaris Cross

Yokohama Rubber said the BluEarth-XT AE61 is a summer tire developed specifically for use on crossover urban SUVs.

Yokohama-BluEarth-OE
AACF launches anniversary fundraising initiative

Running through July 1, this campaign aims to raise $65,000 through 1,000 donations of $65 each.

AACF-65th-logo
Kumho Tire USA rebate released for Road Venture AT52, Crugen HT51 and HP71 tires

Customers will receive an $80 prepaid Mastercard rebate with the purchase of four new Road Venture AT52, Crugen HT51 and Crugen HP71 tires.

Kumho-NBACarton-Label