Wednesday, 29 June 2022 10:49

CAWA Names New Board of Directors Member

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Brian Cruickshank of Schwartz Advisors has been appointed to CAWA’s Board of Directors.

“I am excited to announce that Brian Cruickshank with Schwartz Advisors is joining the CAWA Board of Directors," said Michael Rukov, chair of the Board of Directors. “I have personally known Brian for many years and his industry accolades are nothing but impressive. I am excited to add such an amazing industry leader to our board, which adds even more validity to the importance of CAWA. Brian withstood my participation in Leadership 2.0, Leadership 3.0 in China and motor vehicle executive MBA at Northwood---and there is nothing he cannot help us achieve.” 
Cruickshank currently works as a Schwartz Advisors associate. He is an experienced industry visionary whose 27-year aftermarket career has been focused on strategy, marketing and communications. He is often seen at industry events or at the podium, where he is routinely asked to speak on aftermarket topics.


Cruickshank is the former editor in chief of several national aftermarket publications at Babcox Media, including Underhood Service, Counterman and AftermarketNews.


He served as executive director of the University of the Aftermarket at Northwood University from 2008-2022. He is a member of the AWDA Board of Governors and the recipient of numerous industry awards, including the AWDA Pursuit of Excellence, Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award, AIA Young Executive of the Year and the Northwood University Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award.


Cruickshank's undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University was followed nearly two decades later by the completion of an automotive aftermarket executive MBA from Northwood University’s DeVos Graduate School of Management.


Prior to his higher education experience, Cruickshank proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps.


Source: CAWA