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Tuesday, 15 March 2022 15:42

CAWA Manufacturers Advisory Council Names 3 New Members

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Three industry veterans have been appointed to CAWA’s Manufacturers Advisory Council: Russel Kruse of Wells Vehicle Electronics, Ryan Maas of ENEOS and Dave Stewart of Dorman Products.

“As the MAC continues to grow, we are pleased to have these three individuals join our leadership team and contribute to our discussions of current and future industry issues," said Michael Rukov, chair of the Board of Directors. “We look forward to their participation and contributions which will assist the association in achieving its goals as an effective and valuable automotive aftermarket industry organization."
 
Kruse a regional sales manager for Wells Vehicle Electronics (WVE), headquartered in Fond du Lac, WI. He currently manages traditional accounts in the Western U.S. and supports eCommerce business with WVE. 

 

Kruse’s career has spanned more than 25 years in the areas of dealership and private sector service and repair of automobiles, light-duty diesels, research and development of high-performance vehicles and braking systems, hybrid electric vehicles, and business management and development. He joined WVE in 2021 after a successful four years with GM ACDelco’s National Accounts division.

 

His diverse background of experience with companies like Ford, GM, Carquest and WVE helps provide a vast knowledge base to draw from in support of today’s business challenges and new technologies in our industry.

 

Kruse has maintained an ASE Master Technician certification, GM ACDelco technical certificates for hybrid electric vehicle propulsion, advanced drivability diagnostics and repair, and many other automotive and business-related certificates in support of his career.
 
Maas began his journey within the automotive industry at an early age, pulling weeds and sweeping parking lots for his family’s automotive repair business in 1982.

 

He later was hired as a general service technician advancing to assistant management within the first six months. Growing within the industry, three years later, he was managing his first Goodyear Automotive Service Center. Working a seven-days-a-week operation, his focus grew towards management at a greater level.

 

Within five years, Maas was overseeing...


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