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Deuling elected MAPA Chairman

Jeff Hubbard, 2016 MAPA chairman, right, receives congratulations from incoming 2017 Chairman Gary Deuling, left, of Hart Automotive Supply in Hart for his outstanding service leading MAPA during 2016 and for his seven years of dedicated service.

 The Michigan Automotive Parts Association board of directors recently elected officers and directors during its Dec. 6 board meeting in Lansing. 

Hart’s Gary Deuling of Hart Automotive Supply was elected as board chairman. Additional officers include,  vice chairman Larry Shapland of Saginaw, Mich.; treasurer John La Clair of Lapeer, Mich.; and immediate past Chairman Jeff Hubbard of Onsted, Mich. 

The Michigan Automotive Parts Association is a non-profit state trade association representing independently owned automotive parts stores, warehouse distributors, rebuilders, service repair facilities and associate members within Michigan’s automotive aftermarket industry. MAPA’s mission is to provide its members with business and educational information relative to the sale of automotive replacement parts, promote the automotive aftermarket industry, provide legislative and regulatory advocacy and to enable group purchasing of member service programs. Founded in 1953 by three independent Michigan jobbers, MAPA today represents over 420 automotive aftermarket businesses in Michigan.