USA Industries, a parts remanufacturer serving the automotive aftermarket, has announced that long time aftermarket industry veteran Anthony (Tony) Perticari has joined its sales staff as director of sales-special markets. He will be responsible for working on developing and managing new markets and well as special company projects. Perticari formerly held senior sales management positions with Robert Bosch, Crown Remanufacturing and most recently, Cardone Industries. USA Industries produces and distributes premium quality remanufactured and new alternators, starters, CV axles and disc brake calipers, worldwide. Founded in 1985 in Bay Shore, NY, the company has prospered and grown substantially. Today, USA Industries has over 300 employees with warehousing and distribution centers across the United States. Tony Perticari has spent over 41 years in the automotive parts industry. He joined Philadelphia-based Cardone Industries in 2006 as director of sales- special markets. Prior to that Perticari spent 20 years with Crown Remanufacturing and was the company’s VP sales/marketing. Perticari began his career in the automotive industry in 1969 with Sunoil. In 1973, joined the Robert Bosch Corp., and during his 13 years with the company, held various positions including territory representative, district manager, zone manager and national accounts manager. Perticari was the Chairman of AIA (Auto International Association) from 2007-2009 and a member of the AIA Board of Directors since 1993. He has also been a member of the Automotive Sales Council since 1999 and on the AAIA/ AAPEX Show Committee from 2008 – 2009. In 1999, Perticari was honored by AIA with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” and was recognized as its “Person of the Year” in 2002. Tony Perticari lives with his wife in Camden County, NJ.