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Committees

March 2017
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In addition to the ADS Board of Directors, the Association’s structure of volunteer committees is responsible for determining and directing the Association’s ongoing activities.  
Interested in joining a committee - contact us today!  

Business Management Committee
Purpose: Oversee business-related programs, seminars, presentations and services to enhance the business skills of members.

Chair
Warren Stewart
Industrial Diesel Inc.
Norfolk, Va.

Canadian General Committee

Purpose: Represent Canadian members, host Regional Meetings and recruit new members.

Chair

Christian Roth

BD Diesel Performance

Abbotsford, British Columbia

Canada

Communications Committee

Purpose: Guides the communication activities of the Association including ADS's newsletter, Directory and website. Acts as a liaisons to related industry groups, government relations and communications with the general public.

Chair

Mike Perkins

Diesel Plus LLC

Ringgold, GA

Convention Planning Committee

Purpose: Supervise preparations for the Association’s annual International Convention & Tradeshow.

Chair

Charles Oliveros

Williams Diesel Service Inc.

Ocala, FL

International General Committee  
Purpose: To represent the international members of the association, host international meetings and recruit new members.

 

Latin American General Committee

Purpose: Represents the Latin American members, host Regional Meetings and recruit new members.

Co-Chair

Ruben Manilla
CBM Chemical SA. de C.V.

Tlalnepantla, Estado de Mexico, Mexico

 

Co-Chair

Adofo Dittborn

Servicio Lucas Diesel S.A.

Santiago, Chile

Manufacturers Committee

Purpose: Represents the interests of Manufacturer members.

Chair

John Hughes
Cummins, Inc.

Columbus, IN

Membership Committee
Purpose: Supervises activities to recruit and retain members, as well as the membership application process.

Chair

Bryan Menke
Akron Diesel Injection Inc.

Akron, OH

Replacement Parts Manufacturer & Distributor Committee
Purpose: To represent the interests of the replacement parts manufacturer members and to work towards common goals of the Association.

Chair

George Watson

ProDiesel

Nashville, TN

Technical Education Committee
Purpose: Administer and maintain the Association’s TechCert Program of voluntary certification for diesel technicians. Develop and maintain programs, services and information on current technical information.

Chair

Dave Biegel

Alliant Power

Windsor, WI

Tradeshow Committee
Purpose: Regulate operations and solicit companies to join the annual Tradeshow.

 

Turbocharger Committee
Purpose: Enhances the Turbocharger aftermarket business through seminars, member contact and higher awareness of the Nationwide Warranty Program.

Co-Chair

John Griffin

Turbo Diesel & Electric Systems Inc.

Forest Park, GA

 

Co-Chair

Von Leefers

Area Diesel Service Inc.

Carlinville, IL

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