Automotive Distribution Network appoints Maurer new chairman

The Automotive Distribution Network formally introduced Ken Maurer, owner of New York-based Big City Automotive, as the new chairman of the association during the group’s recent membership meeting in Denver, according to Mike Lambert, president of the Network.

“Since joining the Network in 2003 as a Parts Plus warehouse distributor, Kenny Maurer and his business partners at Big City Automotive have proven to be one of our fastest-growing members,” says Lambert.

“Kenny’s experience and personable approach to leadership make him the ideal new chairman to help lead the Network to unprecedented growth.”

Maurer replaces outgoing chairman Danny Ward, president and CEO of Atlanta-based Southeastern Automotive Warehouse. In his first order of business as chairman, Maurer saluted Ward for a job well done in front of their peers at the membership meeting.

“Danny’s common-sense approach to problems and his decisiveness served the group well the past three years,” said Maurer, a longtime member of the Network’s executive committee. “I will try to maintain those traits going forward as I focus on the Network’s growth.”

Maurer will work closely with the Network’s committees to develop innovative product, marketing and IT strategies that will help the association grow at every level of distribution.

Operating under the brands of Parts Plus, IAPA, Auto Pride and CMB, the Automotive Distribution Network is one of the largest, most diverse program groups in the industry.

For more on the Network see:

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