At the CAWA 2017 annual dinner meeting, held in conjunction with Industry Week in Las Vegas, Jack Gosnell of Next Level Parts Inc. was installed as the association’s 2018 chair of the board. Other officers installed included: Vice Chair Dan Hanson Jr. of Hanson Distributing Co.; Treasurer Matthias Kopecky of SSF Imported Auto Parts; Secretary Tom Seboldt of O’Reilly Auto Parts; and Immediate Past Chair Michael Antonelli of Vantage Marketing Global.
The dinner was once again exclusively sponsored by Motorcar Parts of America and all proceeds from the event will go to CAWA’s Memorial Scholarship Fund. The keynote speaker for the evening was Ted Wise, former chief operating officer and co-president of O’Reilly Auto Parts, who gave an informative and compelling presentation regarding the evolution of O’Reilly’s and how it corresponded to the evolution of the auto parts industry.
Next year’s event will be held, as is customary, the Sunday night (Oct. 28, 2018) before the AAPEX and SEMA Shows. For further information regarding these events contact [email protected].