CAWA Chair of the Board, Dan Hanson, Jr. of Hanson Distributing Company, has appointed Sam Rusenovich of Brake Parts Inc., to the Association’s Manufacturers Advisory Council. “Sam will add value to CAWA and by virtue of his position in the industry, will assist the Association in achieving its goals as a relevant and viable automotive aftermarket industry organization. We know and appreciate the contributions he will make to the future successes of CAWA and the industry we serve, Hanson said.
Rusenovich has spent his entire professional career in the automotive aftermarket in a variety of different leadership roles. He is currently serving as the Director, Sales – Commercial Vehicle & Customer Experience for Raybestos Brakes/BPI. In this role, he oversees the National CES Sales team and manages the Commercial Vehicle Program for Raybestos.
Previous to joining Raybestos, he worked for a large independent NAPA group as a Regional Vice President where he oversaw a group of 15 stores including their sales people. Previous roles within this organization included VP, Operations & VP, Support Services. Prior to the independent NAPA group, Mr. Rusenovich was with Genuine Parts Company (GPC) for several years. His most recent position with the Company was as a District Manager where he oversaw a group of stores and sales people. Other roles within GPC included Area Manager, District Operations Manager & Loss Prevention Manager. Mr. Rusenovich lives in Naperville, a suburb of Chicago, with his wife and two children. He is an avid motorcycle rider and enjoys spending time with his family.
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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