Northup to Man Helm at AWDA

Those in the industry with long memories may remember Larry Northup, the former executive director of the Convenient Automotive Services Institute, a one-time fast lube industry trade group. Well, he was recently named executive director of the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association. From the press release:

Larry Northup Named AWDA’s Executive Director
 
The Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), a segment of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) has named Larry Northup as its executive director. Since 2004, Northup has served as AWDA’s staff liaison.
 
“The AWDA board felt that the new title was more appropriate for an organization that represents more than 200 of North America’s top warehouse distributors, as well as hundreds of their suppliers,” said AWDA chairman David Segal, Automotive Supply Associates. “Larry’s new title is a reflection of AWDA’s position within the industry, as well as the staff leadership Larry has provided over the past seven years. The board wanted to recognize that service.”
 
“I am extremely proud to be named AWDA’s executive director,” Northup said. “The association has an incredibly rich history of service to its members and I’m pleased to have earned the confidence of such a significant organization.”
 
In addition to his duties managing AWDA, Northup serves as AAIA’s senior director, member relations, overseeing the association’s membership retention and recruitment efforts. Over a 32-year career in the association field, Northup has managed numerous trade groups, including several in the aftermarket industry.
 
About AWDA
AWDA represents more than 600 top distributors and manufactures of motor vehicle parts throughout North America. The 64-year old organization is a key segment of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA).

(This post written while listening to “Love Hurts” by Nazareth.)

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