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The AOCA Committee structure is the core of our project and service development activities. Committees provide guidance and strategic direction input to the AOCA Board of Directors on a variety of topics and issues. AOCA encourages member companies to participate in committees. Not only does the organization and industry benefit greatly, but so do the individual's and their company, as the networking opportunities with committees are unparalleled. Also, individuals can gain leadership experience by serving on committees.
How to Get Involved
AOCA Committees are led by a Chair and Vice Chair and supported by the Board through the Board Liaison. Each committee is comprised of members in good standing. While committees operate on a consensus basis, there are occasions where votes are necessitated. Therefore each committee has an approved charter, reporting and guidance process.
There are no limits as to the number of committees on which members may serve. Those interested in serving should contact a Board member, Committee Chair, Vice Chair or association staff member to communicate their interest.
What Is Expected
AOCA staff and leadership understand very well that member personnel are very busy people. AOCA does all it can to ensure that serving on a committee, for a member, is not too demanding and does not negatively impact business. In fact, the leadership and staff work hard to make sure the experience of members is as streamlined as possible. The way to look at it is, what the organization really needs is our members' brain power, ideas and help in prioritizing association activities. Normally committees meet by conference call once every quarter or more if necessary. Also, committees will meet face-to-face during iFLEX, AOCA's annual convention and tradeshow.
Chair - Bob Falter
The Convention Committee provides guidance and recommendations to the AOCA Board of Directors to ensure the relevance and value of iFLEX, AOCA's convention and tradeshow.
Chair - Scott Morrison
Education and Training Committee
The Education & Training Committee provides guidance and recommendations to the AOCA Board of Directors on providing members and the industry with cutting-edge, up-to-date training on operations, technical issues, business practices and general management using classroom learning, publications, online and distance learning methods.
Co-Chairs - Dave Everett and Eric Frankenberger Board Liaison - Adam Sturdivant
Sub Committees Under Education and Training include Best Practices (Eric Frankenberger) and Technical (Scotti Lee) Committees
Government Affairs Committee
The Government Affairs Committee provides guidance and recommendations to the AOCA Board on legislative and regulatory issues pertaining to the fast lube industry and to AOCA, and to use appropriate resources to ensure an optimal business environment.
Chair - John Denholm
The Membership Committee provides guidance and recommendations to the AOCA Board of Directors on membership development, membership retention, member benefits programs, and overall membership value.
Co-Chair - David Haney and Lenny Saucier Board Liaison - Len Minco
PR and Marketing Committee
The PR and Marketing Committee provides guidance and recommendations to the AOCA Board on marketing, communications and public relations opportunities for AOCA, AOCA members and the fast lube industry.
Board Liaison - Amber Kossak