From left: Dan Hanson Jr., CAWA 2019 Chair of Board, Michael Rukov, secretary, and Jack Gosnell, immediate past chair, are sworn in as officers.Past chairs of CAWA gather for the Traditional Red Vest Ceremony at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Annual CAWA Membership Dinner raises record amount of funds for scholarships

CAWA installs officers; raises more than $34,000 for aftermarket students

Las Vegas—At the CAWA 2018 annual dinner meeting, held in conjunction with Industry Week in Las Vegas, Dan Hanson Jr. of Hanson Distributing Company was installed as the association’s 2019 Chair of the Board. Other officers installed included: Vice – Chair Tom Seboldt of O’Reilly Auto Parts ; Treasurer Mike Mohler of the Automotive Parts Services Group; Secretary Michael Rukov of RepWorks Marketing and; Immediate Past Chair Jack Gosnell of Next Level Parts.

The dinner was once again exclusively sponsored by Motorcar Parts of America and all proceeds from the event go to CAWA’s Memorial Scholarship Fund. The keynote speaker of the evening was Bob Cushing, president and CEO of WORLDPAC and executive vice president of Advance Professional, who gave a presentation regarding the industry and its positive future going forward.

Next year’s event will be held, as is customary, the Sunday night (Nov. 3, 2019) before the AAPEX and SEMA Shows. For further information regarding these events, contact

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