Automotive Parts Associates elects board members, officers

March 25, 2015
APA members elected Joseph Koudsi as a new Board Member. Koudsi is Vice President of International Metric Specialists located in North Hollywood, Calif.

Automotive Parts Associates (APA) announced the results of its 2015 election for its Board of Directors and officers. The elections were held at APA’s 34th Annual Conference last week in Los Angeles.

APA members elected Joseph Koudsi as a new Board Member. Koudsi is Vice President of International Metric Specialists located in North Hollywood, Calif. Koudsi co‐founded IMS in 1977 while attending UCLA. Koudsi is also a S.I.P.S. member, serving on their Board for the past three years.

APA members re-elected Ben Yelowitz, President of Crest Auto Stores and CFO/Treasurer of POJA Warehouse L.P., both located in Philadelphia. Yelowitz has served on the APA Board of Directors since 2009, holding the positions of Chairman, Vice Chairman and Treasurer. He has also been serving APA’s Product and iSuccess Committees.

APA members re-elected Robert Jacobs, President of Automotive Warehouse Co. and Vice President, Automotive Supply Inc. in Wichita, Kan. Jacobs has served APA’s Board for over 15 years, filling various roles, including Chairman. Jacobs is also the current Chairman of APA’s iSuccess Committee.

The 2015 officers were selected and confirmed by the Board of Directors. Yelowitz will serve as Chairman; Gene Bochinski, G & H Import Auto Parts will serve as Vice-Chairman; Doug Squires, CPA, CMA BestBuy Distributors, Ltd. will serve as Treasurer; and Randall Swedlove, Morris Automotive Supply will serve as Secretary.

APA is a member-owned cooperative made up of over 100 independent warehouse distributors. APA’s members have over 350 locations throughout the United States and Canada.

For more information about APA membership, contact Bill Cook at 913-310-9250 Ext. 2 or [email protected].

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