WASHINGTON (Aug. 17, 2004) — The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has formed a Government Affairs Committee (GAC) to serve the ASA's board in an advisory capacity as it develops legislative policy guidelines.
Members of the committee are from Bedford, Texas-based ASA's mechanical and collision divisions.
GAC members include Charlie Elder, of Ray Gordon Brake Service, Tallahassee, Fla.; Eddie Ehlert of Mazdonly Ltd., Chamblee, Ga.; Ron Nagy, Nagy's Body & Frame Shop, Doylestown, Ohio; Don Vidoli, Fairfield County Motorsport, Fairfield, Conn.; and Mike West of Southtowne Auto Rebuild, Tukwila, Wash.
“Governmental affairs are a priority to us and member involvement in this area fits right in with ASA's strategic plan,” said Mr. Elder, who is the new committee's chairman. “We want to be proactive rather than reactive in the legislative arena.”
Bob Redding, ASA's Washington representative, said the trade group “appreciates the time, energy and expertise these volunteer leaders bring to the GAC in order to help make it successful.”
The ASA has more than 12,000 member-businesses and represents more than 65,000 professionals from all segments of the automotive service industry.