LOS ANGELES (May 2010) – Dan Lelchuk, President of Centric Parts, has been named to the board of The Auto International Association (AIA). Centric Parts is a leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for import and domestic cars as well as light and medium trucks in all driving situations.
"It is an honor to be named to a position of such esteem by an organization that is a vital part of the automotive aftermarket industry," stated Lelchuk.  AIA is a key segment of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), which is an association whose more than 23,000 member and affiliates manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, service, tool, equipment, materials and supplies.
Through its membership, AAIA represents more than 100,000 repair shops, parts stores and distribution outlets. AAIA was formed in 1999 from the consolidation between the Automotive Parts & Accessories Association (APAA) and the Automotive Service Industry Association (ASIA).
Dan Lelchuk has been part of the automotive aftermarket business since 1976, holding positions with several import parts suppliers including Beck Arnley and Brembo . Lelchuk spent 13 years with Autospecialty as V.P. Sales and Marketing. An original partner in the forming of Centric Parts in 2000, the company has experienced solid growth under his leadership to become a major manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems.
The story was first reported in Aftermarket News. The move follows the induction of Centric Parts CEO Dino Crescentini into the AIA Aftermarket Hall of Fame during a ceremony at AAPEX 2009.
Centric Parts (www.centricparts.com) continually innovates significant improvements to brake technology for the street and track, having earned five patents along the way, providing superior performance, quality and value. Centric Parts offerings include PosiQuiet premium Metallic, Ceramic and Extended Wear formulas, an OE product line, plus C-TEK standard grade materials. StopTech (www.stoptech.com), Centric’s ultra performance division, is a leading innovator of world class brake components and systems for production-based racing cars and high performance vehicles on the street and track. Power Slot (www.powerslot.com), Centric’s performance division, focuses on entry level brake upgrade solutions and pioneered direct fit performance rotors for trucks, SUVs and severe duty vehicles.
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