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CAWA Appoints APA’s Lee Rodgers to Board of Directors


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Lee Rodgers of Automotive Parts Associates (APA) has been appointed to CAWA’s board of directors.

Rodgers is APA’s product director.

“We are pleased to have Mr. Rodgers serve in a leadership role for the Association and welcome him to the Board of Directors,” said Young Suhr Jr., chair of the CAWA board of directors.

Rodgers, who joined APA in June, has 10 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket. In his position at APA, Rodgers is responsible for the management of supplier relationships and overall product strategy.

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