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Thursday, 21 February 2019 16:59

CAWA Enjoys Successful Leadership Days

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A record number of members and prospects attended CAWA’s 2019 Leadership Days. A record number of members and prospects attended CAWA’s 2019 Leadership Days.

On Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, CAWA hosted its Leadership Days and Educational Forum meeting at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, CA.


According to CAWA President and CEO Rodney Pierini, “Members and prospects, in record numbers, enjoyed the venue, general session information, meetings and social events during our Leadership Days.”


The general session included four informational presentations:


Mark Seng of IHS Markit presented “Key Automotive Trends Impacting the North American Aftermarket.”


Joe Register, vice president of Emerging Technologies for the Auto Care Association, presented “Our Connected Future.”


Tom Marx, principal of Hart-Marx Advisors, presented “Grow or Die.”


• “What You Might Expect in Legislation Next Year that Will Impact Your Business” was presented by Aaron Lowe, senior vice president of Regulatory and Government Affairs for the Auto Care Association; Gary Conover, California legislative advocate; and Jennifer Zins, director of Government Affairs.


CAWA’s Leadership Days event was sponsored by Armstrong & Associations Insurance Services, the Automotive Distribution Network, Dorman, ENEOS, GPC, K&N, MotoRad and Parts Authority.


CAWA’s next Leadership Days event is scheduled for June 20--21 at the Kimpton Goodland Boutique Hotel in Santa Barbara, CA. For more information about CAWA and its events, visit

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