Rod Umphreys of Total Specialties USA appointed to CAWA’s Manufacturers Advisory Council

Umphreys started his lubricants career in 2001 working at McCollister and Company, a small independent lubricants manufacturer in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Rod Umphreys of Total Specialties USA has been appointed to CAWA’s Manufacturers Advisory Council, CAWA said today.

“We are pleased to have Rod as a part of our leadership team to participate and contribute to our discussions of current and future industry issues,” said Michael Rukov, Chair of the Board of Directors. “We look forward to his participation which will assist the association in achieving its goals as an effective automotive aftermarket industry organization.”

Umphreys started his lubricants career in 2001 working at McCollister and Company, a small independent lubricants manufacturer in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He worked in multiple facets of the lubricants business during his time there, from sales, technical to national accounts.

In 2011, he joined Total as a territory manager in the upper Midwest and has since held various roles, including, industry lubricants manager and his current role as the west region sales director.

Ken Dowler of LIQUI MOLY USA appointed to CAWA’s Manufacturers Advisory Council

Ken Dowler of LIQUI MOLY USA has been appointed to CAWA’s Manufacturers Advisory Council.

“We are pleased to have Ken re-join our leadership team and contribute to our discussions of current and future industry issues,” said Michael Rukov, Chair of the Board of Directors. “We look forward, once again, to his participation which will assist the Association in achieving its goals as an effective automotive aftermarket industry organization.”
 
Dowler graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara and has been in the automotive industry for 15 years, starting with Shell Oil selling branded lubricants such as Pennzoil, Quaker State and Rotella into the Southern California market.

He spent several years at a multi-branded bulk distributor in Southern California as a territory sales manager and five years at Idemitsu Lubricants America as the deputy division manager of its aftermarket division. His focus there had been on key national and regional distributor partners throughout North America and is where he first got involved with CAWA. Dowler is now the key account manager at LIQUI MOLY USA focusing on growing their aftermarket business in bulk oil distributors and key warehouse distributors nationally.


About CAWA 
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. For more information, visit the CAWA website.


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