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Committees and Forerunners

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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ADS Committees
  • 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 - BD Diesel Performance, 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 liaisons to related industry groups, government relations and communications with the general public.

  • Convention 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 General Committee
    Co-Chair: Ricardo Berrueta, Berrueta Diesel Parts, S.A. de C.V., Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
    Co-Chair: Nora ChuElectro Inyeccion Diesel Chu, S.A. 
    Purpose: Represents the Latin American members, host Regional Meetings and recruit new members.

  • Manufacturers Committee

    Chair: John Hughes - Cummins, Inc., Columbus, IN
    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: Dave Biegel - Alliant Power, Windsor, WI
    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.

  • Trade Show Committee
    : Regulate operations and solicit companies to join the annual Trade Show.

  • Turbocharger Committee
    Co-Chair: John Griffin - Turbo Diesel & Electric Systems Inc., Forest Park, GA
    Co-Chair: Von Leefers - Area Diesel Service Inc., Carlinville, IL
    Purpose: Enhances the Turbocharger aftermarket business through seminars, member contact, and higher awareness of the Nationwide Warranty Program.


Forerunners 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 & Tradeshow, 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 39 or under, you are eligible for membership in the ADS Forerunners.

Membership in Forerunners is free. Please contact Scott Parker at ADS Headquarters for additional information or download the Forerunners Application.

Forerunners 2019 Officers

Brad Taylor
Taylor Diesel of Jackson, Inc.
Jackson, TN

Vice Chair
Justin Greenberg
Houston, TX

Logan Perkins
Diesel Plus LLC
Ringgold, GA

Past Chair
Michael Oliveros
Williams Diesel Service Inc.
Ocala, FL


If you are recommending someone for this award, please complete the ADS Forerunner Brochure & Application.