BEDFORD, Texas (May 25, 2006) — W. Howard Lewis has been named chairman of the Automotive Service Association's (ASA) 2006 Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) event this fall in Las Vegas.
Mr. Lewis, owner of L&B Auto Repair in Snohomish, Wash., has been an ASA member since 1990 and has held numerous leadership positions. His shop has served the Snohomish County area since 1980, and received a AAA “Top Shop” award for 2000. All technicians at L&B Auto Repair are National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified.
“The role of CARS chairman is one way the ASA Mechanical Division honors one of its members who has given so much to ASA and to the automotive service industry,” said Robbie Addison, the division's manager. “I am excited to have Howard Lewis serving as the chairman for this year's event.”
Mr. Lewis said he's “honored to have been selected to serve as the 2006 CARS chairman. It is through ASA and the Automotive Management Institute (AMI) that my business continues to thrive. The courses offered by AMI have taught me to run an effective, efficient business.”
CARS 2006, sponsored by Bedford-based ASA's Mechanical Division, will be Nov. 2-4 at the Mirage hotel in Las Vegas. The annual event is part of Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW), which also includes the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show.