Dan Hanson Jr. of Hanson Distributing Elected to CAWA Board

Dan Hanson Jr. of Hanson Distributing Elected to CAWA Board 

Hanson will serve as CAWA board secretary for the 2023 term.

At the CAWA June Leadership meeting, Dan Hanson Jr. of the Hanson Distributing Co. was elected the 2023 secretary to the CAWA Board of Directors.

Other officers for the 2023 year will be: 

Chair Young Suhr, Jr. of APW-Knox Seeman Warehouse; 

Vice-Chair Tom Ogaz of the Parts Authority; 

Wayne Schaack of the Pronto Network; and 

Immediate Past Chair Michael Rukov of IMR Inc.

Hanson’s primary day-to-day responsibilities at Hanson Distributing are to oversee the sales and marketing, operations and product and pricing for Hanson’s company-owned store division HMC Auto Parts. In addition, his portfolio includes company-wide new product additions, selection, and scouting to ensure that the company is able to provide the right parts to meet the present and emerging needs of the professional technician, automotive enthusiast, and independent jobber in the 21st Century marketplace. He also has a keen interest in application-specific automotive lubricants and chemicals. Dan also serves on the Hanson Distributing Company Board of Directors and is its corporate secretary.  

“It’s a high honor to be nominated to serve the aftermarket again on the CAWA, as secretary to the board of directors, and I greatly appreciate that my peers and colleagues on the board had confidence in me to do so for a second time. CAWA and its mission is very dear to me and I’m looking forward to the task ahead. I believe our future is a bright one,” said Hanson.

The 2023 officers will be formally installed at CAWA’s annual dinner gala, to be held in conjunction with AAPEX, on Oct. 30, at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. 

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