BETHESDA, MD. — The University of the Aftermarket Foundation board of trustees has elected industry veteran Robert Egan as chairman.
The University of the Aftermarket Foundation funds scholarships, grants, research and ongoing educational programs to help develop the automotive aftermarket workforce.
Mr. Egan, who retired from Federal-Mogul L.L.C. as senior vice president, sales and strategy, in 2015, has served as chairman of the Auto Care Association, Automotive Sales Council and Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and the Business Forum. In 2008, Mr. Egan was recognized as "Leader of the Year" by the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA).
He succeeds Rusty Bishop, CEO of Federated Auto Parts, as board chairman.
The foundation also approved the slate of officers for 2018, including:
- Senior vice chairman — John R. Washbish, president and CEO, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance;
- Second vice chairman — Larry Pavey, president, Federated Auto Parts;
- Treasurer — William Maggs, president and CEO, National Pronto Association; and
- Secretary — Joe Pomaranski, senior vice president and general manager, global aftermarket, Tenneco Inc.
The board of trustees for 2018 includes: Doug Arnold, Robert Bosch L.L.C.; William Babcox, Babcox Media; Jim Buzzard, The Clay Buzzard Family; Michael Cardone III, Cardone Industries; Jeff Darby, Dorman Products; Mark Drennan, ACDelco; Philip Halberg, Federal-Mogul Motorparts; Bill Hanvey, Auto Care Association; Cliff Hovis, AWDA; Pete Kornafel; Bill Long, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association; Dave McColley, Affinia Group Inc.; Roger McCollum, N.A. Williams Co.; David O'Reilly, The O'Reilly and Wooten Families; Chris Pruitt, East Penn Manufacturing; Jack Ramsey, Gates Corp.; Mort Schwartz; David T. Segal, Automotive Distribution Network; Dan Sheehan, Dayco Products L.L.C.; Eric Sills, Standard Motor Products; Scott Thompson, Epicor Software Corp.; and Chuck Udell, Morris/Rupp McCartney Education Trust of APSA.
To learn about supporting the mission of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation or to make a donation, visit www.uofafoundation.com.