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Three Aftermarket Executives Join AASA Board of Governors

Peter Morse of Morse Automotive heads slate of new 2009 officers.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Three aftermarket supplier industry executives have been elected to the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Board of Governors with a new slate of officers at the helm, headed by 2009 Chairman Peter Morse, president of Morse Automotive Corp.

The new members of the AASA board are:
• Michael McGrath, president, SKF, Vehicle Service Market, North America
• Richard Mezadurian, president, Falcon Steering Systems Inc.
• Keith Wilson, president, Affinia Global Filtration

In addition to Morse, new AASA officers include:
• Vice Chairman – Tom Ward, senior vice president Snap-on Inc. and president, Snap-on Tools Group
• Vice Chairman – David Coolidge, president, aftermarket division, Robert Bosch LLC
• Immediate Past Chairman – Denny Welvaert, president, NA power transmission, Dayco Products LLC

Steve Handschuh, AASA president and COO, and Bob McKenna, president and CEO of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), AASA’s parent association, also serve on the AASA executive committee.

Retiring from the AASA Board are Rod McKenzie, president, The Penray Companies and Vange Proimos, president, AP Exhaust Products.

“We are pleased to have Peter as our 2009 chairman of the AASA Board of Governors, and thank Denny for his hard work on behalf of the association as the 2008 chairman, as well as Rod and Vange for their years of service and support,” said Steve Handschuh, president and COO of AASA. “We welcome Michael, Richard and Keith to the board and look forward to working with them as AASA continues to provide ‘Leadership in the Global Automotive Aftermarket.’”

Continuing to serve on the AASA Board of Governors are:
• Guy Andrysick, senior vice president, Honeywell Consumer Products Group
• Tanvir Arfi, president, SPX Service Solutions
• David Barbeau, vice president global independent aftermarket business unit, Delphi Product & Service Solutions
• Jeff Brekke, president automotive aftermarket, Gates Corp.
• Jay Burkhart, senior vice president global aftermarket, Federal-Mogul Corp.
• Michael Cardone Jr., chairman and CEO, CARDONE Industries
• Paul Johnson, general director, independent aftermarket, GM Service & Parts Operations – AC Delco
• Samuel Mitchell Jr., president, The Valvoline Co.
• E. J. O’Leary, chief operating officer, Exide Technologies
• Joseph Pomaranski, vice president, NA Aftermarket, Tenneco Inc.
• Richard Shiozaki, senior vice president, aftermarket sales & corp. services, DENSO Sales California Inc.

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