AOCA Exec Director Resigns

David Saddler, executive director of the Automotive Oil Change Association, has resigned from the organization effective March 2. Saddler had been with AOCA less than two years; he replaced Steve Christie, who manned the helm of the lube industry’s only dedicated trade organization for some 16 years.

Here’s the full text of the release from AOCA:

“David Saddler has resigned as Executive Director of the Automotive Oil Change Association (AOCA) in order to pursue other opportunities. His duties will be assumed on an interim basis by an Executive Management Committee, consisting of AOCA Board members Rick Murphy, Ricky E. Price, and Pat Wirth.

“AOCA Board President Chris Tolsdorf said the emphasis will be on continuity during the transition.

“‘Dave helped the organization through an important period in its growth, and we wish him well in his future plans,’ Tolsdorf said. ‘With active participation from the Board, as well as the ongoing efforts of AOCA staff, we’ll continue to expand the organization and become an even greater resource for our members.'”

More to come, I’m sure.

About National Oil & Lube News

National Oil & Lube News is the fast oil change industry's oldest and largest trade publication. Started in 1986 by Steve Hurt (a former fast lube owner) and David Arrington, NOLN has grown and evolved right alongside the fast lube industry. Here at NOLN, our aim is to help fast lube operators with every facet of their business, from operations to technical issues. Our monthly magazine and this regularly updated website contain everything from technical tips, recall announcements and service guides to articles on handling customer complaints, building your brand and making your business the best it can be. With tips and advice from experts both inside and outside the industry, you're sure to learn something that can help your fast lube business grow and prosper.
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