Friday, 20 November 2020 19:36

New AWDA Officers, At-Large Governors Take Office


The Aftermarket Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Board of Governors announced Nov. 20 its newest officers and governors following the conclusion of the 2020 AWDA Virtual Conference, which took place Nov. 16-19.

The new members joining the ranks of AWDA’s leadership will hold their positions for a two-year term, ending in 2022. As AWDA officers and governors, they will play an active role in providing policy advice and input to the Auto Care Association and the aftermarket industry at large.


Effective Nov. 20, following the close of the conference, the 2020-2022 AWDA leadership will include:


  • Chairman Ryan Samuels, Samuels, Inc., Vauxhall, NJ
  • Vice Chair Ashlee Arnold, Arnold Oil Company, Austin, TX
  • Secretary Dan Hanson Jr., Hanson Distributing Co., Azusa, CA
  • Treasurer Tim Trudnowski, Automotive Jobbers Supply, Spokane, WA


Samuels succeeds Mauro Cifelli, Vast-Auto Distribution, who successfully led AWDA through the previous two years and remains on the AWDA Council as immediate past chairman.


“These new officers join a long and distinguished line of great leaders that AWDA has produced,” said Larry Northup, executive director, AWDA. “As volunteer leaders, all have a long history of...

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