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Steve Hughes Appointed to CAWA Manufacturers’ Advisory Council Representing Centric Parts
( Industry, Calif. - July 16, 2014) Centric Parts, North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for import and domestic cars and trucks in all driving conditions, is proud to announce that Vice President of Government Affairs, Supplier Development and Logistics, Steve Hughes, has been appointed to the California Automotive Wholesalers' Association (CAWA) Manufacturers’ Advisory Council.
Mr. Hughes was appointed by the Chair of the Board of Directors, Ron Aparicio. “We are pleased to have Mr. Hughes serve in a leadership role for the Association and welcome him to the Manufacturers’ Advisory Council,” stated Aparicio during the appointment process.
“It is a great honor for Centric Parts, and for myself personally, to be asked to participate in CAWA in this way,” stated Hughes. “The whole Centric team has taken a very active role in helping the industry on many fronts, and we are always glad to participate when asked.”
Besides serving multiple executive roles within Centric Parts, Mr. Hughes has been part of the auto care industry for over 40 years, holding positions with IMPAC, HCS International and Advanced Engine Management before joining Centric in 2006. Besides representing Centric on the Brake Manufacturers Council, Mr. Hughes is also a voting member of the SAE Brake Dynamometer Committee, a member of the Brake Materials Environmental Task Force, the Brake Rotor Task Force Committee and the Brake Linings Standards Committee. He has also testified in front of the International Trade Commission and worked with the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration on brake related issues.
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 Centric Parts at http://www.centricparts.com and StopTech at http://www.stoptech.com/ ; and be sure to follow StopTech on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube for all the latest StopTech and Centric Parts news.
About Centric Parts®
Centric Parts® is North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for passenger vehicles, light- and medium-duty trucks, and high performance and racing vehicles under the Centric® , C-TEK® , Posi Quiet® and StopTech® labels among others. With an unparalleled level of research and development in North America, Centric continually innovates significant improvements to brake technology for the street and track, having earned four patents along the way. The company was founded in 2000 in Southern California and has enjoyed solid growth every year since. Originally focusing on replacement parts for everyday use, Centric Parts has aggressively expanded into OE, armored, racing and performance markets through its StopTech brand. Today the company operates multiple warehouse and manufacturing facilities totaling over 650,000 square feet and employing over 500 workers.