Cruickshank Elected CAWA's Secretary to the Board of Directors

Cruickshank Elected CAWA’s Secretary to the Board of Directors

At the CAWA June Leadership & Educational Forum, Brian Cruickshank of Schwartz Advisors was elected the 2025 Secretary to the Board of Directors.

At the CAWA June Leadership & Educational Forum, Brian Cruickshank of Schwartz Advisors, was elected the 2025 Secretary to the Board of Directors.

Other officers for the 2025 year will be:

Chair, Wayne Schaack of the Pronto Network; Vice-Chair, Dan Hanson, Jr. of the Parts Authority; Treasurer, David Simms of NAPA Auto Parts; and Immediate Past Chair, Tom Ogaz of the Parts Authority.

Upon his election, Cruickshank commented: I am deeply honored to serve as a CAWA officer. I learned early in my career that industry volunteerism is critical to the success of the industry but also an important part of career development. I look forward to helping CAWA remain an important industry partner”.

Cruickshank is a partner at Schwartz Advisors, an aftermarket-focused M&A advisory firm. Previously, Brian was the executive director of the University of the Aftermarket at Northwood University and editor of several industry publications at Babcox Media, including Counterman and aftermarketNews. His undergraduate degree from Ohio State University was followed nearly two decades later by the completion of an Automotive Aftermarket Executive MBA from Northwood University’s DeVos Graduate School of Management. Prior to his aftermarket career, Brian proudly served in the United States Marine Corps.

The 2025 officers will be formally installed at CAWA’s annual dinner gala, to be held in conjunction with AAPEX and exclusively sponsored by Motorcar Parts of America, on November 3, 2024, at the Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas.

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