Mike Harris of Holstein Parts has been appointed to CAWA’s Manufacturers' Advisory Council.
“We are pleased to have Mike join our leadership team and contribute to our discussions of current and future industry issues," said Young Suhr Jr., chair of the Board of Directors. "We look forward to his participation and contributions which will assist the association in achieving its goals as an effective and valuable automotive aftermarket industry organization."
Harris has more than 37 years in the automotive aftermarket. Thirty-three of those years were in the NAPA system, primarily with Genuine Parts Company in five locations nationwide, including nine years in Southern California, as well as four years with an independent NAPA owner located in Southern California. His primary roles were as sales manager working with independently owned NAPA stores as well as district manager responsible for the day-to-day operations of company-owned NAPA Auto Parts stores.
Harris also has worked with Worldpac, MSX International and AutoAnything in various sales and business development positions in Southern California. Currently, he serves as an account manager for Holstein Parts, a supplier of aftermarket sensors. His customer base is national and as well as Canada, LATAM and the Caribbean Islands. He is focused on gaining new market share as well as assisting customers and maintaining solid sales growth of existing products.