AOCA Exec Resigns

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Automotive Oil Change Association executive director David Saddler resigned effective March 2 to pursue other opportunities, and the organization will begin its search for a successor after its annual convention and trade show next month.

AOCA Board President Chris Tolsdorf said the group was currently focused on its International Fast Lube Expo, which takes place in Last Vegas in late April.

What were doing at the moment is weve got a very capable staff down in Dallas that is keeping things moving for us, Tolsdorf told Lube Report. The board has taken on some additional responsibilities to help the staff keep moving things forward. We have a regular board meeting [April 24] where well discuss the next step. My guess is we wont start in earnest looking for a replacement until after the convention.

Tolsdorf said the association will emphasize continuity during the transition. Dave helped the organization through an important period in its growth, and we wish him well in his future plans, he continued. With active participation from the board, as well as the ongoing efforts of AOCA staff, well continue to expand the organization and become an even greater resource for our members.

Saddler succeeded Steve Christie, who retired in September 2008 after 16 years as executive director.

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