“Ryan has represented his company at several CAWA leadership meetings in the past and we are pleased he has stepped up to serve in CAWA’s leadership,” Gosnell said. “We anticipate that he will contribute to the future successes of the association and the industry it serves.”
Maas began his career at Ry-Nck Tire & Automotive as a General Service Technician with a long term focus of management. In 2001, he entered management as an Assistant Store Manager and within five years reached the regional management level. He was responsible for nine locations and managed more than 120 employees in a retail environment. Maas left Ry-Nck Tire & Automotive in 2012 and began his career in chemical/lubricant sales, where he was recruited by TOTAL Lubricants, the world’s fourth-largest oil, gas and renewable energy major. He has been with TOTAL for six years specializing in the sales and consultation of auto parts distribution in Northern and Southern California. Maas graduated with a BS in Environmental Studies from Sonoma State University. He is married and has two children. He loves animals and is very active in his children’s school, including coaching their soccer and baseball teams.
CAWA is an automotive aftermarket 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 automotive aftermarket industry.