Auto International Association Installs Two New Board Members

first_imgBETHESDA, Md. – The Auto International Association (AIA), a segment of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), installed two new board members at its May meeting during AAIA Spring Leadership Days in Hollywood, Fla. The newly elected board members are Bob Clark, director of aftermarket sales, Aisin World Corp. of America, and Dan Lelchuk, president, Centric Parts.   Clark joined Aisin in 1991 and is responsible for OES, accessory and aftermarket sales in North America and Latin American countries. His previous experience includes 14 years with Champion Spark Plug and six years with Genuine Parts Co. Clark is a member of the Automotive Sales Council and the Northwood University Advisory Board, and a former member of AASA Marketing Executives Committee.   Lelchuk has been part of the automotive aftermarket business since 1976, holding positions with several import parts suppliers including Beck/Arnley and Brembo. He spent 13 years with Autospecialty as vice president, sales and marketing, and is an original partner in the forming of Centric Parts in 2000. As Centric president, Lelchuk has developed extensive knowledge of trade and regulatory issues affecting the import aftermarket.   Two incumbent directors were elected to another term: • Peter Klotz, WORLDPAC Inc. • Patricia Law, ANSA Automotive Parts Distributors Inc.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Continuing board members are: • Chairman Brian Cohn, Multi Parts Supply USA Inc. • Vice Chairman Jeffery Berman, Bosal USA Inc. • Secretary Mary DellaValle, Babcox Media • Treasurer Stephen Bearden, H.B. International Marketing Services • Thomas Beer, Interamerican Motor Corp. • W. Michael Brown, Olympus Imported Auto Parts Corp. • Martin Gold, S-G Imported Car Parts Inc. • Anthony (Tony) Perticarilast_img read more

The AFC and other parties in APNU are like an abused spouse

first_imgDear Editor,Just around ten days ago, I penned a piece which was published in your newspaper on the 26th Oct, 2017, captioned “The AFC is sleepwalking into an immediate oblivion” where I cited, among other things, the fact that the AFC was not consulted on such an important national issue as the appointment of the GECOM chairman and that the AFC has no nominee representative as a commissioner of GECOM as the bases for my assertion.Fast forward just nine days later and no other than the President of Guyana who heads a coalition with the AFC under the APNU-AFC government not only publicly confirms in unabashedly unequivocal words that the AFC is irrelevant but goes further by saying that the AFC is without the capable leadership Guyana needs.Granger speaking at the 5th Biennial Conference of the People’s National Congress Reform – North American Region being held in Atlanta, Georgia, United States made two important statements. First, he said of the PNC that “(n)o other party at this time or in the future can give Guyana the quality of leadership …”. Second, “(t)he PNC is the face of the future…”. It could not be any clearer and I need not say anything else to advance this contention any further. None other than President Granger has closed this case.It is, however, interesting that Granger denigrates the quality of leadership capacity of the AFC since its leaders hold positions as ministers of government which includes none other than his son-in-law Dominic Gaskin who is an executive member of the AFC. This is the part where young people would write “LOL” and #iwouldashame #iwouldastoptalktomyfatherinlaw. On Granger’s statement questions now need to be raised whether the AFC leaders are the best persons to hold ministerial positions in the government.It is also interesting that Granger in those very statements also disregarded publicly the other parties which form the APNU. Nevertheless, after reading those statements, the AFC and the other parties which comprise the APNU will shamelessly tuck their tail between their legs and say “no is not true” and/or “he didn’t mean that” like an abused spouse who always makes an excuse for the abuser in a relationship which almost always ends in tragedy. The AFC and the other parties in the APNU are irrelevant and without the quality of leadership Guyana needs – Granger said so.Sincerely,Charles S RamsonAttorney at LawFormer Member ofParliamentlast_img read more