Tuesday, 26 July 2022 16:08

Hughes Appointed to CAWA’s Board of Directors

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Steve Hughes of HCS International has been appointed to CAWA’s Board of Directors.

“Steve has served CAWA over the years as a member of our Manufacturers Advisory Council and is currently chair of the Public Affairs Committee," said Michael Rukov, chair of the Board of Directors. "We look forward now to his participation and contributions to our Board of Directors, members at large and the automotive aftermarket industry.”
Hughes has more than 48 years of supply chain experience in the automotive aftermarket industry. During that time, he worked or consulted for some of the industry's leading companies. 


Hughes is a consultant for both the automotive aftermarket, through its trade associations, and to individual companies, under the aegis of his company, HCS International. In addition, HCS International is the representative for Gemini Shippers Association, a nonprofit ocean freight buying group, to the automotive Industry.


Over the years, Hughes has been deeply committed to the international automotive aftermarket community in its efforts to promote free and fair trade. He is currently chairman of the Import Vehicle Community and sits on the Government Affairs Committee for the Auto Care Association. He is chairman of the Public Affairs Committee for CAWA. And he is the lead voice for the automotive aftermarket industry regarding ocean transportation issues.


Hughes served on the Automotive Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC 2) advising on trade policy for the Department of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative, 2015-2017. He has led three industry coalitions at the International Trade Commission, to overturn unfair anti-dumping duty orders that were harming the industry and costing consumers. He is also a past participant of the Federal Maritime Commission Supply Chain Innovations Team and Demurrage/Detention Innovations Team. 


Hughes is a member of the Federal Maritime Commissions’ National Shipper Advisory Committee representing the interests of the Auto Care Association and Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association.


Source: CAWA