Friday, 10 July 2015 22:12

AAAS Elects New Officers During 2015 Annual Conference and Trade Show

On Friday, June 12, the Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast (AAAS) elected officers at their Board meeting, conducted during their 2015 Annual Conference and Trade Show. Randal Ward, President of the association, said, "AAAS is indeed fortunate to enjoy the volunteer leadership of this great group of automotive aftermarket professionals. Congratulations to each of these officers and directors!"


Chairman Jarrett Liles (left) and Board Member Bill Hamilton at the AAAS annual conference.


After serving as a Director, Second Vice Chairman and First Vice Chairman, Jarrett Liles of Connie Liles Auto Parts in Tallahassee, FL began serving his term as Chairman in February 2015 after Chairman Mike Morgan passed away. Florida joined Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi as part of AAAS in 2009. Liles is the first Floridian to serve as Chairman for the association's Board of Directors.

AAAS's Board of Directors' First Vice Chairman is Keith West of Auto Supply Company in Bowden GA, and Sid Dooley of Associate Jobbers in Boaz AL, the newest member of the Executive Committee, was elected Second Vice Chairman. From Auto Electric Carburetor and Company in Birmingham, AL, Steve Kampwerth will continue serving as Immediate Past Chairman. The elected Treasurer is Bill Lewis of Speed/Brior in Greenville, AL.

Liles welcomed new board members Steve Kean of Rick's Pro Trucks in Brandon MS and Michael Morgan of Frost Transmission in Gadsden AL who attended their first board meeting at the conference. Kean and Morgan will serve as Directors, joining other Directors Liz Burleson-Barrett of Big Moe Spring and Alignment of Birmingham, Clyde Darville of 3-D Service, Jay Galimore of Dom's Auto Parts, Bob Greathouse of CARQUEST Distribution Center, Roger McCollum of N. A. Williams Company, Phil Payne of National Parts Exporters, and Joe Ward of First Call Truck Parts.

A nonproft trade association, AAAS was established in 1938 and serves the automotive aftermarket parts manufacture, distribution, service and repair industries in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi.

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