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.
When is the last time you attended one of the national tire industry trade shows, such as SEMA, ITEC or the North American Tire & Retread Expo?
|I try and take in at least one show a year.||
|I usually attend one every few years.||
|There are so many tire maker and distributor meetings each year, I don’t see a need to attend one of the national shows.||
|I don’t find value in these shows and haven’t been to one in years.||
|I’d like to but I am too busy||