Adrian Murray - 2018 Person of the Year

Custom Automotive Network, formerly known as Performance Warehouse Association, would like to congratulate Adrian Murray of Painless Performance Products for being named 2018 Person of the Year. The prestigious award is voted on by CAN membership and recognizes someone who has made a significant contribution for the benefit of the custom automotive distribution system. The award was presented by Custom Automotive Network's President, Tracie Nunez, at the 45th annual CAN Connect Conference on September 9, 2018 in Frisco, TX.

Painless Performance Products is recognized as the leading manufacturer of high-quality automotive electrical products for the street rod, muscle car, race care and off-road markets.  Founded in 1990 with one basic chassis wiring harness, the company has grown the years to offer fuel injection wiring, switch control centers, battery management systems and a variety of electrical accessories – over 400 products in all.
Adrian Murray joined Painless in 1998 as Vice President of Sales and has been President and CEO since 2004.  During that period of time Painless has been recognized as Manufacturer of the Year by CAN’s predecessor the Performance Warehouse Association in 2002, 2010 and 2011.

Tracie Nunez, President of CAN, said “We are honored to present this Person of the Year award to Adrian Murray who is a true advocate for the entire industry. His support for Custom Automotive Network’s mission has been immeasurable this last year.”

Custom Automotive Network was founded in 1970 as Performance Warehouse Association. The mission is to assist the custom automotive industry in efforts to expand, maintain and promote the profitable distribution of custom automotive products through the manufacturer | distributor | retailer | consumer channel. The trade association consists of about 500 member companies joined together to deal with management, financial and legislative matters. For over 40 years, CAN has been hosting its annual three-day conference where distributors meet with manufacturers in a private setting. CAN also publishes a bi-monthly publication called The Supply Channel. Other member benefits include an industry dealer directory, discount programs, and an industry online learning platform For more information please visit or call 760.346.5647.

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