Mr. Rukov will also serve as the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) representative to the Board of Directors.
“Mr. Rukov has served on the Association’s Manufacturers Advisory Council, and now we welcome him to our Board of Directors. We look forward to his contributions and participation as a representative of his company and YANG,” stated Antonelli during the appointment process.
After graduating from Claremont Pitzer College with dual bachelor degrees in Economics and Organizational Studies, Michael started his professional career in marketing. He worked in a variety of industries, including wholesale distribution and information technology. In 2011, Michael became the Marketing Coordinator at One Stop Parts Source and later was promoted to Products and Marketing Coordinator, then became the Products and Marketing Manager. In 2015, Michael became the Western Regional Sales Manager for the Continental Corporation, where he was responsible for 26 western states. He recently accepted a new position with RepWorks Marketing as a Senior Executive Account Manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for the traditional warehouse distributing business in southern California, as well as being a part of the company’s executive team.
Michael co-founded YANG and is the current chairman emeritus of the YANG Advisory Council, and Chair of the Auto Care Association’s Education Committee. He also had been selected as one of the four Impact Award winners: “Four for the Future”. He is a recent graduate with an Executive MBA degree from Northwood University DeVos School of Business. Michael graduated from Leadership 2.0 in 2014 and Leadership 3.0 in 2017. He was a recipient of a 2015 CAWA scholarship award to continue his education.
He is married and has two children, ages 8 and 5. Michael enjoys watching NASCAR and loves traveling the world with his family and friends.
CAWA is an auto care industry trade association, which represents auto parts jobbers, retailers, warehouse distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives and program groups. The association provides educational, legislative and business support to the industry and its membership. It is one of the largest trade associations of its kind in the United States and recognized as a leader in the auto care industry.