The University of the Aftermarket Foundation board of trustees has elected its officers for fiscal year 2016. An official confirmation vote was held during the recent University of the Aftermarket Foundation annual board of trustees meeting. The new slate of officers are:
Chairman – Tim Lee, MAAP, president, Lang Distributing
Vice Chairman – John R. Washbish, MAAP president and CEO, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance
Vice Chairman – Kathleen Schmatz, MAAP, president and CEO, Auto Care Association
Secretary – Larry Pavey, president, Federated Auto Parts
Treasurer – Bill Maggs, MAAP, 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, AAP, The Clay Buzzard Family
Michael Cardone III, Cardone Industries
Jeff Darby, Dorman Products, Inc.
Bob Egan, MAAP, Federal-Mogul Motorparts
Cliff Hovis, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply
Bill Long, AAP, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association
Dave McColley, Wix Global Filtration/Affinia Group, Inc.
David O’Reilly, The O’Reilly and Wooten Families
Joe Pomaranski, MAAP, Tenneco Automotive
Robert Raff, MAAP, The Bob and Margie Raff Family
Ed Rammel, MAAP, Dayco Products LLC
Jack Ramsey, AAP, Gates Corporation
Robert Sanford, ACDelco
Mort Schwartz, MAAP, Schwartz Advisors
David Segal, MAAP, Automotive Supply Associates, Inc.
Eric Sills, AAP, Standard Motor Products Inc.
Scott Thompson, Epicor Software Corporation
As previously announced, the reigning “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 Creamer’s name.
Rusty Bishop, AAP, will continue as 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, CPA, MAAP; Larry Northup, AAP; Margo Shepard and Jennifer Tio.