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Automotive Parts Associates elects board of directors at annual conference

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 07:00
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Automotive Parts Associates (APA) elected its Board of Directors during the company’s 36th annual conference at the Peppermill Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada, on March 16.

“Our board has been very supportive of our expansion of services in the past couple of years. This latest slate of board members represents a great mix of talents needed to help guide our priorities and strategy,” said Gary Martin, President & CEO of APA.

Elected Chair of the Board of Directors is Mike Maloof, Owner, World Auto Parts and serving as Vice Chair is Rob Jacobs, President of Automotive Warehouse Co.

Jim Holmquist, Owner of H & H Wholesale Parts will serve as Secretary. Doug Squires, Chairman of the Board of Bestbuy Distributors Ltd will continue to serve as Treasurer.

Ben Yelowitz, CFO and Treasurer of POJA Warehouse, becomes Immediate Past Chairman.

Re-elected to three-year terms are Jeff Levine, Levine Auto & Truck Parts; Randall Swedlove, Morris Automotive Supply; and Mike Maloof, World Auto Parts. Joseph Koudsi, IMS, will continue to serve the second year of his three-year term.

Board members and APA CEO Martin pictured from left to right are board members Ben Yelowitz of POJA Warehouse, Rob Jacobs of Automotive Warehouse Co., Randall Swedlove of Morris Automotive Supply, Jim Holmquist of H & H Wholesale Parts, Mike Maloff of World Auto Parts; Gary Martin, CEO of APA; and board members Jeff Levine of Levine Auto & Truck Parts, and Joseph Koudsi of IMS.

The annual conference also featured keynote addresses by Chris Kuehl, managing director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, and John Passante, president and CEO of The Organizational Development Group.

APA is a member-owned cooperative made up of more than 80 member shareholders throughout North America. For more information about APA membership, contact Business Development Director Rick Caiello at 913-310-9250 or

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