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Cliff Hovis recognized with Federated Industry Advocacy Award

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 07:00
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Cliff Hovis, president of Hovis Auto and Truck Supply, was recently honored with the Federated Industry Advocacy Award. The award is presented annually to a Federated member in recognition of selfless contributions to the auto care industry.

“Everyone at Federated wants to congratulate Cliff on this well-deserved recognition,” said Rusty Bishop, CEO of Federated Auto Parts. “This award serves to honor those contributions that often go unnoticed and almost always have no compensation except for the satisfaction of giving back. Cliff is always willing to give of his time, knowledge and expertise and we thank him for all his hard work and dedication on behalf of Federated as well as the auto care industry.”

In addition to his duties as president of Hovis Auto and Truck Supply, Hovis holds positions on the Federated executive committee and is a member of the Federated Board of Governors, where he previously served as chairman. In 2011, Hovis was awarded Federated’s highest honor, the Art Fisher Memorial Membership Award. 

A member of the AWDA Board of Governors, Hovis serves as the AWDA secretary and holds a position on the AWDA Education Committee. Hovis also is a board member for the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.

In 2013, Hovis received the Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award at the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium in recognition of constructing the 10,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art training facility, the Hovis Technical Training Center, in Grove City, Pa.

Previous winners of the Federated Industry Advocacy Award include Don Bickle Jr., president of S&W Supply and Warehouse Inc. in 2012; Tim Trudnowski, president of Parts Wholesalers, Inc. in 2011 and Dick Beirne, president of United Auto Supply in 2010.

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