John Rupert Appointed to CAWA’s Manufacturers' Advisory Council
Published May 15, 2023
John Rupert of XGM Automotive Inc. has been appointed to CAWA’s Manufacturers’ Advisory Council.
“I am pleased to announce that longtime automotive associate John Rupert is joining the CAWA Manufacturers’ Advisory Council," said Young Suhr Jr., chair of the Board of Directors. "I look forward to John’s participation and contributions to CAWA in assisting the association in achieving its goals as an effective and valuable automotive care industry organization."
Rupert has 52 years of service in the automotive industry of which 35 have been devoted to automotive lighting. He currently is the executive vice president of sales, North America, for XGM Automotive and previously served as the senior vice president of sales for ADD Automotive. He has held other positions with a variety of companies including Irontite, CEC, EIKO Lighting, GE Lighting, Osram Sylvania and Wagner Lighting over his long tenure in the automotive industry.
He is very much committed to Right to Repair and the consumer’s choice of where they purchase their parts and get their vehicles repaired and maintained. He has also been a longtime advocate for automotive technician training.