Dennis Jacinto of APA Engineering has been appointed to CAWA’s Manufacturers Advisory Council. “We look forward to Mr. Jacinto’s participation and contributions that will assist the Association in achieving its goals as a viable and relevant automotive aftermarket industry organization,” said Tom Seboldt, chair of the Board of Directors. “We appreciate that he stepped up to a leadership position in the Association to assure the future successes of CAWA and the industry it serves.”
Jacinto began his career in the automotive aftermarket in 1977, with FEMSA of America, a supplier of rotating electrical components to rebuilders. After attaining the rank of General Manager in 1983, he left to start his own company, Component Parts Company Inc. Over the next 17 years, this company became a leading supplier to remanufacturers internationally. During that time, the company began publishing a catalog for rotating electrical units that became the industry standard.
The company also became the industry standard resource for product data in the remanufacturing world, similar to what the Battery Council is to batteries. The publishing division of the company experienced rapid growth and in 2000, he sold the parts operation. In 2015, Jacinto started a new company called YouTech Group LLC, which offers marketing services and data to remanufacturers. In 2018, he also accepted a position with APA Engineering as Vice President of Business Development. During his career he has served on the boards and committees of several trade organizations and had served as Chair of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) in 2011-2012.
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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