CAWA Chair of the Board, Michael Antonelli of Vantage Marketing Global, has appointed Michael Rukov of RepWorks Marketing to the association’s board of directors. Rukov also will serve as the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) representative to the board of directors.
Antonelli said, “Mr. Rukov has served on the association’s Manufacturers Advisory Council and now we welcome him to our board of directors. We look forward to his contributions and participation as a representative of his Company and YANG.”
After graduating from Claremont Pitzer College with dual bachelor’s degrees in economics and organizational studies, Rukov started his professional career in marketing. He has worked in variety of industries, including wholesale distribution and information technology. In 2011, Rukov became the marketing coordinator at One Stop Parts Source and later was promoted to products and marketing coordinator and then became the products and marketing manager. In 2015, Rukov became the Western regional sales manager for the Continental Corp., where he was responsible for 26 Western states. He recently accepted a new position with RepWorks Marketing as a senior executive account manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for the traditional warehouse distributing business in Southern California as well as being a part of the company’s executive team.
Rukov co-founded YANG and is the current chairman emeritus of the YANG Advisory Council and Chair of the Auto Care Association’s Education Committee. He also had been selected as one of the four Impact Award winners: “Four for the Future.” He is a recent graduate with an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Northwood University DeVos School of Business. Rukov graduated from Leadership 2.0 in 2014 and Leadership 3.0 in 2017. He was a recipient of a 2015 CAWA scholarship award to continue his education.