The Michigan Automotive Parts Association (MAPA) board of directors announced it elected officers and directors during its December board meeting.
Randy Foote of B & W Auto Supply in Portland, MI, will serve as MAPA board chairman for 2023.
Other officers include:
- Vice Chairman: Al Burch of Suburban Auto Supply in Swartz Creek, MI.
- Treasurer: Gary Deuling of GOLDCOS in Fremont, MI. Deuling also is an Honorary Lifetime Director.
- Immediate Past Chairman: Rick Tervo of Auto Value Houghton in Houghton, MI.
Directors were elected to the following seats:
- Ed Thirlby, Eddie Thirlby Motorsports LLC in Grawn, MI, District 1 Director (second term).
- Jeff Hubbard, Hubbard Automotive Group in Onsted, MI, District 2 Director (first term).
- Larry Shapland, Larry’s Auto Supply in Saginaw, MI, District 3 Director (first term).
- John LaClair, Ross Automotive Supply in Lapeer, MI, Advisory Committee Representative.
Rounding out MAPA’s board of directors are:
• At-Large Director: Darrell Liddell, Auto Value Bridgeport in Bridgeport, MI.
• At-Large Director: Brian Bailie, Retired, Freeland Auto Parts in Freeland, MI.
During the board meeting, MAPA also gave special recognition to:
- Greg Phillips of West Branch Automotive in West Branch, MI, was honored for 12 years of exemplary service and dedication, the last four as an officer.
- Gordon Kociba of Huron Auto Parts in Bad Axe, MI, was honored for 10 years of outstanding service and dedication as District 3 Director.
- Larry Meirndorf of The Parts Place NAPA in Holt, MI, was recognized for 9 years of service and dedication as District 2 Director.
- Jeff Hubbard of Hubbard Automotive Group in Onsted, MI, was recognized for his contributions throughout 2022 as Advisory Committee Representative.
- Rick Tervo of Auto Value of Houghton in Houghton, MI, was recognized for his outstanding leadership and commitment as 2022 Chairman. Tervo has been a valuable member of MAPA’s board for 10 years and will serve as Immediate Past Chairman for 2023.
For more information, visit www.mapaonline.org.