September 2022 Bulletin

02 September 2022

The ITPA Bulletin is to update members on
association and industry news.

DEADLINE for the Fall Meeting September 6th.

Join us October 6-8, 2022 at the historic Wigwam Resort in Phoenix, AZ.

We have a lot of learning and lots of fun planned!

Click here for the details...

Click here to make your hotel reservations...

Sponsors for the Fall Meeting:

Adelman's, a Proud

ITPA Sponsor 

Apologies to Adelman's. Their logo was missing from the last meeting mailout. 

Optional Event for Fall ITPA Meeting

Desert Wolf Tour: Scottsdale ATV tour takes you deep into the Sonoran Desert where you will see beautiful mountain vista views, incredible dynamic terrain, and may even see some Sonoran Desert creatures, both furry and scaled, scurrying about throughout their desert playground!


Local Tequila Tasting: Tequila Ocho Plata, Anejo, & Extra Anejo. Single tested tequilas with each expression coming from a different ranch.


Anyone that is interested can contact Jessica Eaton for registration. We ask that everyone interested contacts her prior to September 20th. This event is free for attendees.

Jessica Eaton

Phone: 1.513.693.1120

Email: Website Update

We launched the updated profile section of 

If you go to, you'll see "Andy Mundy" under Contacts. If you click on Andy's name, you'll see details of his profile.

The Enhanced Profile has:

  1. Profile picture
  2. Specialties
  3. Personal contact details

To enhance your profile, click here...

Board Changes

A lot has happened since the last fall meeting. Here's an update:

  1. Corey George was appointed by the board as interim late last year to fill Mark Harris' seat.
  2. Michelle Walls was appointed by the board as interim late last year to fill Scott Liber's seat.
  3. Tommy Dewildt has been appointed by the board as interim to fill Nick Comer's seat.
  4. Paresh Patel from Drivetrain Service has been nominated to fill Andy Mundy's board seat. Andy retires from the board after 2 terms.
  5. Ryan Hochmiller moved from one member company (Active Truck Parts) to another member company (Vander Haag's). Ryan is currently vice-chair and will be voted on by the board to become chairman in October when Rudy Niswanger's chair term ends.
  6. Kyle Forester has been appointed by the board as interim to fill Sarah Anderson's seat. 

There have been a lot of changes but the board is cohesive and the leadership is strong. The board is also thrilled with the new members.

Board Appointees Process: The Nomination Committee, which consists of the Chairman and past 2 chairmen, nominate candidates from the Convention Committee or other committees. The nominated candidate then is voted on by the board. 

Board Seat Process: For vacant seats, the Nomination Committee nominates candidates from the committees. The ITPA office also requests applications via the email bulletin. In absence of an application, the nominated candidate, wins the election by default.  

Lifetime Achievement Award

Howard Gossage will be receiving the Venlo Wolfsohn Lifetime Achievement Award this fall in Phoenix, AZ. Howard started in the automotive core business in 1967 as a one-man operation. He transitioned to the truck industry in 1978. Howard was an innovator who advanced our industry with picture ID catalogs and developed a fax service called Truck Parts Locator. He continues to innovate with his new venture Heavy Quip after selling to LKQ in 2008.

Join us at the Phoenix Fall Meeting to congratulate Mr. Gossage.
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