PASADENA, Md. (Sept. 23, 2004) — The Chesapeake Automotive Business Association (CABA) announced that auto aftermarket industry veteran Skip Potter has been named executive director of the Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Delaware aftermarket trade association, effective immediately.
“We are excited to have a leader of Skip's experience to be so conveniently available when we were faced with the unexpected resignation of Honey Eckardt,” said Mary Michael Kunkel, CABA executive committee president.
Ms. Eckardt, who had been the CABA executive director for the past 11 years, resigned Aug. 1 after she and her family had decided to relocate to Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Mr. Potter, who lives in Gaithersburg, Md., had recently left the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association where he had been vice president of membership for 16 years. Prior to joining AAIA, Mr. Potter had worked for 24 years in auto parts sales and sales management in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas.
“This is a homecoming for me,” he said. “I am very anxious to come back to the real grassroots of the aftermarket. I hope to apply my lessons learned on the international stage so that our Chesapeake members can prosper.”