Conventions - June 2007

Fast Lube Expo 2007

AOCA executive director Steve Christie (left) with Lifetime Membership recipient Scotti Lee.

The Automotive Oil Change Association (AOCA) met in Dallas, TX for its 20th annual Convention and Fast Lube Expo, The event took place April 28-May 1 at the Dallas Convention Center. As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations, association members were able to register for the convention free of charge.

During the Membership Meeting and Brunch on Sunday, April 29, several awards were announced:

  • The Member of the Year Award was presented to Rick Rocha of Royal Quick Lube in Hanford, CA.

  • The Associate Member of the Year Award went to Bosch of Broadview, IL. Mike Spadaro, manager of specialty markets, accepted the award on behalf of the company.

  • Russ Texeira of Super Lube in Falmouth, MA was presented with the Ed O’Neill Community Service Award.

  • Scotti Lee of Oil Change Exchange in New Castle, DE and a past president of the association was honored with Lifetime Membership.

The Town Hall meeting — which was new in 2006 — was a highlight of the packed schedule of educational opportunities. Automotive aftermarket analyst Dennis DesRosiers presented a thought-provoking examination of the industry, past, present, and future. Backed by extensive research, he painted a positive picture of the market operators might expect in future years.

The AOCA’s Annual Convention and Fast Lube Expo 2008 is scheduled for March 10-13 in Las Vegas, NV. For information, call (972) 458-9468 or (800) 331-0329.

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