CAWA will hold its annual gala dinner the Sunday night before AAPEX/SEMA in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 28, 2018. The event, to be held at Caesar’s Palace, is exclusively sponsored by Motorcar Parts of America. This sponsorship allows CAWA to devote all the proceeds from the gala to its scholarship program. Cushing will keynote the event by discussing “The Changing Landscape of Our industry.”
Cushing joined WORLDPAC via the acquisition of Metrix Parts Warehouse in 1999 and was named WORLDPAC’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in January 2008. Prior to serving as President and CEO, he served as Executive Vice President, Sales and Operations, for the U.S. and Canada from 1999 to 2007. He joined Advance Auto Parts in January 2014 via the acquisition of General Parts International, Inc., which included the wholly-owned subsidiary, WORLDPAC, Inc. Cushing has held his current position as Executive Vice President, Professional since August 2016 and is responsible for the Enterprise professional organization which includes Advance Auto Parts, CARQUEST, WORLDPAC and Autopart International.
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CAWA is an automotive aftermarket trade association, which represents auto parts jobbers, retailers, warehouse distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives and program groups. The Association provides educational, legislative and business support to the industry and its membership. It is one of the largest trade associations of its kind in the United States and recognized as a leader in the automotive aftermarket industry.
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