The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) announced the election of Alan Bush, ALD and Associates; Jim Fisher, PBSI-DS; Bob Guzdziol, K.S.I. Trading; Don Hill, State Farm; Jim Horner, USAA; Jim Miras, Micro Rim Corporation; Mark Sanders, Caliber Collision Centers; and Chad Sulkala, Allstate, to CAPA’s Technical Committee.
The CAPA Technical Committee is comprised of a cross section of industries that are relevant to aftermarket parts, including manufacturers, distributors, insurers, collision repairers and quality experts. This group develops, maintains, reviews and refines the CAPA Quality Standards in order to set legitimate, comprehensive and effective quality requirements that CAPA manufacturers must achieve in order to certify their parts. CAPA states that this consensus process assures the public of standards that identify parts that are comparable to car company service brand parts. CAPA says its standards are developed in a public forum, are fully transparent and available to the public.
“CAPA is absolutely privileged to have such a broad range of industry expertise represented on our Technical Committee,” said Debbie Klouser, director of operations for the non-profit association. “Their understanding of the issues facing the aftermarket parts industry and guidance with the program are extremely important to CAPA and those who depend on CAPA certification.”
Jack Gillis, executive director of the association, added, “CAPA’s Technical Committee is one of a number of unique program features that make the CAPA Standards unique. These new additions to the Technical Committee represent some of the most respected and important members of the collision industry and will enable CAPA to continue its position as the ‘gold standard’ when it comes to high-quality, safe and fairly priced certified aftermarket parts.”