Networking and Development_Committees

events committee

We look forward to seeing everyone in person for Connect 2022!  

Our primary focus is providing a safe and healthy environment for all Conference attendees.  Auto Care is working with the Hyatt Regency Orlando to take precautions for the safety of all in attendance at the Conference.  

In addition, to help ensure a safe and productive event as possible, Auto Care staff and representatives will take all appropriate and advisable precautions and measures as advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for COVID-19.  All attendees will be informed accordingly of any new or updated procedures, plans, and details as they are determined, put in place, or evolved moving towards May.

The Auto Care Association Events Committee serves as the principal advisory committee for AAPEX and HDAW, as well as initiatives to create additional events, both Domestic and International. The Events Committee will advise the Auto Care Association Board of Directors on policies and programs that impact events revenue; provide direction on events in emerging markets; take advantage of opportunities to promote the Auto Care Association; and execute strategy to maintain the health and relevance of all events.
     
The Events Committee is curated to represent a mix of the industry including retailers, WD's, shop owners, a variety of manufacturing types and more. Committee members are selected to represent the association's member interest in AAPEX, HDAW or new event matters. A primary consideration is the individual members’ knowledge and expertise of their industry and matters relevant to the work of the committee.

  • Kristin Grons
    First Brands Group
    Chair
  • Craig Meadows
    4M Parts Warehouse
    Vice Chair
  • Jon Owens
    Epicor Software Corporation
    Past Chair
  • Michael Moshontz
    MMM- Marketing LLC
    Emeritus member
  • Joe Cunningham
    Pylon Manufacturing
    Member
  • Joel Davis
    O'Reilly Auto Parts
    Member
  • Jacklyn Donahue
    NGK Spark Plugs Inc.
    Member
  • Bryan Funke
    HDA Truck Pride
    Member
  • Lisa Kellett
    AutoZone, Inc.
    Member
  • Randall Lisk
    Automotive Aftermarket Association of the Carolinas and Tennessee
    Member
  • Dean Martin
    Babcox Media, Inc.
    Member
  • Rick Mochulsky
    Motorcar Parts of America
    Member
  • Tom Rafferty
    EnerSys Batteries
    Member
  • Joel Rosenthal
    Gantt-Thomas & Associates, Inc.
    Member
  • Fred Snow
    Hella, Inc.
    Member
  • Danielle Sonnefeld
    N.A. Williams Company
    Member
  • Vic Tarasik
    Shop Owner Coach
    Member
  • William Glasgow
    WT Glasgow Inc.
    Advisor
  • Bradley Kraft
    Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation
    Board Representative
  • Mark Bogdansky
    Auto Care Association
    Staff Liaison
  • Jessica Finnerty
    YANG
    Staff Liaison