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.
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- Business Management Committee
Chair: Warren Stewart - Industrial Diesel Inc., Norfolk, VA
Purpose: Oversee business-related programs, seminars, presentations and services to enhance the business skills of members.
- Canadian General Committee
Chair: Christian Roth - Valley Fuel Injection, Ltd., Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Purpose: Represent Canadian members, host Regional Meetings and recruit new members.
- Communications Committee
Chair: Mike Perkins - Diesel Plus LLC, Ringgold, GA
Purpose: Guides the communication activities of the Association including ADS's newsletter, Directory and website. Acts as a liaison to related industry groups, government relations and communications with the general public.
- Convention and Trade Show Planning Committee
Chair: Al Roberts - Turbo Diesel & Electric Systems, Forest Park, Georgia
Purpose: Supervise preparations for the Association’s annual International Convention & Tradeshow.
- International General Committee
Purpose: To represent the international members of the association, host international meetings and recruit new members.
Latin American Committee
Chair: Ricardo Berrueta, Berrueta Diesel Parts, S.A. de C.V., Guadalajara, Mexico
Purpose: Represents the Latin American members, host Regional Meetings and recruit new members.
Manufacturers CommitteeChair: Patrick Harcourt, BorgWarner Turbo Systems, Ashville, NC
- Purpose: Represents the interests of Manufacturer members.
- Membership Committee
Chair: Bryan Menke - R&R Engine & Machine, Akron, OH
Purpose: Supervises activities to recruit and retain members, as well as the membership application process.
- Replacement Parts Manufacturer & Distributor Committee
Chair: Saul Goldfarb - Goldfarb & Associates, Rockville, MD
Purpose: To represent the interests of the replacement parts manufacturer members and to work towards common goals of the Association.
- Technical Education Committee
Chair: Steve Cates - Diesel Equipment Company, Greensboro, NC
Purpose: Develop and maintain programs, services and information on current technical information.
- Turbocharger Committee
Co-Chair: John Griffin - Turbo Diesel & Electric Systems Inc., Forest Park, GA
Co-Chair: Dennis Gagnon - Diesel Injection Service Company Inc. Louisville, KY
Purpose: Enhances the Turbocharger aftermarket business through seminars, member contact, and higher awareness of the Nationwide Warranty Program.
ADS Forerunners is the young leadership group of the Association of Diesel Specialists. Its activities include an annual meeting, held during the International Convention & Trade Show, presentations during the International Convention, and cooperative efforts with other committees and subgroups within ADS.
In addition to these formal activities, membership in the ADS forerunners provides an opportunity to develop peer relationships with individuals from other member companies. If you are employed by, in partnership with, in ownership of a concern that is a member of ADS, perform in a managerial or executive capacity and you are 45 or under, you are eligible for membership in the ADS Forerunners.
Membership in Forerunners is free. Please contact Brittanne Gasser at ADS Headquarters for additional information.
2020 Forerunners Committee Leadership
Diesel Plus LLC
Hoosier Bros/Diesel Punk Core
Taylor Diesel Group