Tom Elder, owner of Compact Kars in Clarksburg, was elected president of the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) at the association’s annual meeting in Clark, NJ last week. Elder, a former president of the Central Jersey Auto Body Association, was part of a slate that included Marmora Shell’s Roland Bonner (Mechanical Vice President) and Parkway Auto Body’s Glenn Villacari (Collision Vice President).
“I am proud to be elected to this important position for the state’s largest association of collision and mechanical repairers,” Elder said. “We have taken great strides under the leadership of (Past President) Bob Everett and I hope to continue to lead our membership towards even greater accomplishments in the coming years.”
The annual meeting, which was attended by over 100 members and guests, also featured updates from AASP committees as well as presentations from David Parde of the Coalition for Automotive Repair Equality (CARE) and Erika Eversman, General counsel for Vehicle Information Services.
Elder summed up the night for many, “This meeting is just an example of what AASP/NJ offers. We have so much information to share with the industry. One of my priorities is to make sure shops throughout the state are aware of this. Together we can improve this industry in so many ways. I look forward to having AASP/NJ playing a major part in that improvement. Hopefully, I can help lead us in that direction.”