CAN’s New Board of Directors Reflects Broadened Focus

Election results for the Custom Automotive Network (CAN) board of directors have been released. For the first time in the association’s 49-year history, the board now includes representatives from aftermarket manufacturers.

Last November, CAN members approved an initiative to expand its board with non-distributor members. The CAN Board now consists of 12 elected directors, represented by six distributors, and for the first time four manufacturers and two partners.

“This is an exciting time for CAN,” said Andy McJannett, CAN’s chairman of the board, and president of Performance Improvements Speed Shops. “I am pleased to welcome the new board members and look forward to furthering CAN’s long-standing mission to expand and promote profitable distribution amongst all its members.”

Filling the new seats are Cary Redman of Edelbrock, Mike Stickney of Westin Automotive, and Rich Butler of R&R Marketing Consultants, who are all set to serve one-year terms in 2019. Redman, Stickney and Butler have served as board liaisons for CAN in the last two years,

New CAN Board members elected to serve two-year terms are Adrian Murray, president of Painless Performance Products; Denise Waddingham, regional sales and corporate relations manager for Dee Zee Inc.; and Chris Fellows, director of internet solutions at DCi.

Royal Coburn, owner and general manager at TruckTech Distributing, will continue to serve on the CAN Board as the newly elected treasurer for the 2019-2020 term.

“The timing of this was right and ensures all CAN members the opportunity to collaborate together on demanding industry challenges,” said Tracie Nunez, CAN president.

Custom Automotive Network was founded in 1970 as Performance Warehouse Association (PWA). The mission is to assist the custom automotive industry in efforts to expand, maintain and promote the profitable distribution of custom automotive products through the manufacturer, distributor, retailer and consumer channel. The trade association consists of about 500 member companies joined together to deal with management, financial and legislative matters.

For more than 40 years, CAN has been hosting its annual three-day conference where distributors meet with manufacturers in a private setting. CAN also publishes a bi-monthly publication called The Supply Channel.

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