Tom Seboldt, of O’Reilly Auto Parts, discusses his career with members of YANG (Young Auto Care Network) during the regional meet-up.Joe Register, vice president of Regulatory & Government Affairs for the Auto Care Association, presented “Our Connected Future” during the CAWA Educational Forum.CAWA members and guests mingled and networked at the reception and dinner in Napa, Calif.

CAWA Leadership & Educational Forum

Napa, Calif.—The CAWA 2019 Winter Leadership Meeting, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, drew members and guests to Napa, Calif., at the Meritage Resort for two days of meetings, a YANG regional meet-up and an Educational Forum, which featured numerous speakers on a variety of topics.

Industry experts shared insights and critical thinking on contemporary topics that affect the automotive parts industry. Key presentations included “Key Automotive Trends Impacting the North American Aftermarket,” by IHS’s Mark Seng; “Grow or Die,” by Hart Marx Advisors’ Tom Marx; and “Our Connected Future,” by Auto Care Association’s Joe Register, among others.


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