When Hanson announced the appointment, he commented, “Sam will add value to CAWA and by virtue of his position in the industry will assist the association in achieving its goals as a relevant and viable automotive aftermarket industry organization. We know and appreciate the contributions he will make to the future successes of CAWA and the industry we serve.”
Rusenovich has spent his entire professional career in the automotive aftermarket in a variety of leadership roles. He is currently serving as the director, sales - commercial vehicle & customer experience for Raybestos Brakes/BPI. In this role, he oversees the national CES sales team and manages the commercial vehicle program for Raybestos.
Previous to joining Raybestos, he worked for a large independent NAPA group as a regional vice president , during which he oversaw a group of 15 stores, including their sales people. Previous roles within this organization included VP, operations and VP, support services. Prior to the independent NAPA group, Rusenovich was with Genuine Parts Company (GPC) for several years. His most recent position with the company was as a district manager, during which he oversaw a group of stores and sales people. Other roles within GPC included area manager, district operations manager & loss prevention manager. Rusenovich lives in Naperville, a suburb of Chicago, with his wife and two children. He is an avid motorcycle rider and enjoys spending time with his family.