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BETHESDA, Md. (Jan. 15, 2014) — The University of the Aftermarket Foundation has elected Rusty Bishop, CEO of Federated Auto Parts. as its chairman for 2014.

Also elected to the board are: Jack Creamer and Kathleen Schmatz, president and CEO of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association, as vice chairmen; John R. Washbish, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc., secretary; and Tim Lee, Lang Distributing Inc., treasurer.

The 2014 board of trustees also includes: Bill Babcox; Jeff Brekke; Jim Buzzard; Michael Cardone III; Carolyn Cook; Jeff Darby; Bob Egan; Cliff Hovis; Scott Howat;  Bill Long; Bill Maggs; David O’Reilly; John Passante; Larry Pavey; Joe Pomaranski; Ed Rammel; Mort Schwartz; David Segal; Eric Sills; and Jon Zieve.

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation provides scholarships, grants, research and ongoing educational programs for the automotive aftermarket.

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Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?

I wholeheartedly support their action – something needs to be done.
46%
(36 votes)
I think it’s a bad idea that could inevitably tie the hands of domestic tire makers.
13%
(10 votes)
I oppose any duties against tire importers—they only raise costs for distributors and make it harder to obtain inventory.
24%
(19 votes)
I’m kind of on the fence and not sure what’s right, but need more information before deciding.
14%
(11 votes)
I don’t really care whether or not relief is granted.
3%
(2 votes)
Total votes: 78