BETHESDA, Md. (Nov. 30, 2015) — The University of the Aftermarket Foundation board of trustees has elected Tim Lee, president of Lang Distributing, as its chairman for fiscal 2016.
Other officers elected during the recent board meeting include:
- Vice chairman: John R. Washbish, president and CEO, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance;
- Vice chairman: Kathleen Schmatz, president and CEO, Auto Care Association;
- Secretary: Larry Pavey, president, Federated Auto Parts; and
- Treasurer: Bill Maggs, CEO, National Pronto Association.
The following individuals will serve on the University of the Aftermarket Foundation board of trustees in the coming year: Bill Babcox, Babcox Media Inc.; Bobby Bloom, Bosch — Aftermarket Division; Jim Buzzard, The Clay Buzzard Family; Michael Cardone III, Cardone Industries; Jeff Darby, Dorman Products Inc.; Bob Egan, Federal-Mogul Motorparts; Cliff Hovis, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply; Bill Long, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association; Dave McColley, Wix Global Filtration/Affinia Group Inc.; David O'Reilly, The O'Reilly and Wooten Families; Joe Pomaranski, Tenneco Automotive; Robert Raff, The Bob and Margie Raff Family; Ed Rammel, Dayco Products L.L.C.; Jack Ramsey, Gates Corp.; Robert Sanford, ACDelco; Mort Schwartz, Schwartz Advisors; David Segal, Automotive Supply Associates Inc.; Eric Sills, Standard Motor Products Inc.; and Scott Thompson, Epicor Software Corp.
The “Jack Creamer Leader of the Year” award recipient, Larry Sills of Standard Motor Products, has been appointed to serve a one-year term, filling the lifetime trustee seat in Mr. Creamer's name.
Rusty Bishop, CEO of Federated Auto Parts, will continue as the chairman's advisor and several more will serve as members of the board of trustees in a variety of support roles: Barbara Cunningham; George Keeley; Ken Marker; Susan Medick; Larry Northup; Margo Shepard; and Jennifer Tio, according to the university.
The University of the Aftermarket Foundation funds scholarships, grants, research and ongoing educational programs to help develop the aftermarket workforce.