The Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) has announced the appointment of Larry Northup to direct its day-to-day operations, as a segment of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). AWDA joined forces with AAIA in January 2004.
Northup, who currently serves as senior director of segment management at AAIA, immediately assumes the role of AWDA liaison. Working with the AWDA volunteer leadership as well as AAIA's professional staff, he will be responsible for coordinating the segment's membership marketing and recruitment activities, meetings and conferences, including the annual one-on-one meetings, government relations and communications.
Northup has experience in association management as president of Spectrum Management where he oversaw the Council for Automotive Reliability, the Convenient Automotive Services Institute and the Water & Sewer Distributors of America.
Northup also serves as a liaison to AAIA's paint, body and equipment segment, which has its own governance, conferences and one-on-one meetings, similar to the AWDA segment structure.
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