The Automotive Distribution Network elected a new board of directors and celebrated 60 years of the Parts Plus brand at its fall shareholder meeting.
More than 100 members representing 37 shareholders and 50 manufacturer partners gathered Sept. 24-26 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The executive staff met with shareholders to elect the new board of directors, and focused on discussions regarding the group’s product strategy, inventory planning and deployment, membership expansion and information technology solutions.
The board’s new chairman is Adam Honnegger.
“The Network convenes each fall to set a focus for the upcoming year, including our group’s future direction with expanded opportunities that encompass new product initiatives, capitalizing on national accounts, and inviting our vendors to become a larger part of our overall business and technology platforms,” says David Prater, Network president.
“During this meeting, we also welcomed a new chairman, Adam Honegger, CEO of Parts Plus of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Adam replaces former Chairman David T. Segal, president at Automotive Supply Associates Inc. in Concord, N.H. We want to thank Mr. Segal for his tireless commitment to the Network over the past two years, while also looking forward to Mr. Honegger’s renewed perspective.”
The network's new board of directors are:
- David T. Segal, president, Automotive Supply Associates, Inc., Concord, N.H.;
- Kenny Maurer, president, Big City Automotive, Hicksville, N.Y.;
- Tony DiFiore, CEO, Car Parts Warehouse, Brook Park, Ohio;
- Victor Davis, CEO, Fast Undercar, Ventura, Calif.;
- Reid Ferguson, president, Modern Sales, Ontario, Canada;
- Danny Ward, CEO, Southeastern Automotive Warehouse, Atlanta, Ga.;
- David Honig, CEO, The Parts House, Jacksonville, Fla.; and
- Garry Castles, president, W M Automotive Warehouse, Ft. Worth, Texas.
In addition, the shareholder members also participated in a business intelligence panel discussion on Vista Modeling that was moderated by industry expert Peter Kornafel.
“The Network is the industry leader in technology, and we strive to continue the groups success in this expansive field,” says Tom Frey, vice president of IT at the Network. “Sharing insight on how our members use our forecast-based inventory planning solution, and what has had the greatest impact, assists our efforts to ensure we are implementing and delivering the best possible solutions to our group.”
Operating under the brands of Parts Plus, Parts Plus Mexico, IAPA and Auto Pride, the Automotive Distribution Network is one of the largest, most diverse program groups in the industry. For more information contact Steve Tucker, vice president of sales and marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org at Network Headquarters, 3085 Fountainside Dr., Ste. 210, Germantown, Tenn., 38138, 901-757-8440.