AACF Appoints New Board Trustee

Mike PeaceMike Peace has joined the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) Board of Trustees. Peace serves as vice president of national accounts and business development for the National Pronto Association, a $1.4 Billion member-owned program distribution group. National Pronto is a long-time supporter of the AACF.

“On behalf of the entire Board, I am delighted to welcome Mike to the board of the foundation,” said Lynn Parker, AACF president. “Mike is both a highly successful executive and a caring person, and this combination will surely further strengthen our board and support the foundation’s important role in our industry.

“We are pleased that Mike has accepted the duties this role brings, and we are grateful for his willingness to play an active role and serve for the common good of this great industry of ours, and particularly for the less fortunate among us,” Parker added.

Peace has served the automotive sector for more than 35 years. Prior to joining National Pronto, he served in a prominent sales leadership role with Timken, where he set strategic policy and opened a significant foreign market, according to AACF. Pearce has also worked for TRW and Federal-Mogul.

“It is my distinct honor to be appointed to the AACF Board of Trustees,” Peace said. “To serve with such esteemed professionals on the AACF Board, and give back to the industry that has provided for me and my family over my entire career is truly humbling. The people that this organization touches and supports are the faces we see every day in our industry, and the AACF is making a difference in their lives. I look forward to getting started and help steward the continued good work the AACF does.”

Peace also will serve on the AACF Revenue Growth Committee.

AACF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1959 to assist members of the automotive aftermarket and their families in times of great

“Mike Peace is a great addition to our already formidable Board, and his skills should help further the objectives of the foundation,” said Joel Ayres, executive director of AACF. “Terrible accidents or catastrophic illness can occur suddenly, and can drastically alter the life of a family,” said Ayres. “We are ready to step in to help. We often are called in after all available resources have been exhausted, and that’s when we fulfill our mission: To provide sustainable solutions for those in great need.”

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