The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) announced the election of Ed Salamy of K.S.I. Trading Corp. in South Plainfield, New Jersey, to CAPA’s board of directors.
Salamy is the deputy director of industrial relations and the director of the New England and upstate New York regions for K.S.I. Trading. He joined K.S.I. in 2004 as a sales and marketing manager after working for six years with Veng USA in Seekonk, Mass.
Salamy has been an active distributor member of the CAPA technical committee since 2008. As the K.S.I. industry relations representative, he regularly attends industry events held by the ABPA, NACE, QPC and CIC, as well as those sponsored by insurance and governmental organizations.
Salamy received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and currently resides in Johnston, Rhode Island.
“CAPA is fortunate to have Ed Salamy join us in our effort to ensure high quality alternative parts. CAPA’s board represents a broad range of industry expertise, which has never been more important as all parties join together to ensure the availability of high quality alternative parts that keep repairs affordable and cars repairable,” said Jack Gillis, executive director of the non-profit association. “Our board provides a unique insight into issues facing the aftermarket parts industry and provides an important contribution to CAPA’s continuing success. We look forward to working with Ed.”
CAPA’s Board includes:
Bob Anderson, Anderson’s Automotive Services, Chairman
Bill Daly, Allstate Insurance
Warren Farrar, State Farm Mutual Insurance
Jackie Gillan, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
Jack Gillis, CAPA
Brian O’Connor, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
Ed Salamy, K.S.I. Trading Corp.
Ben Steinman, Ben’s Auto Body
Mike West, Southtowne Auto Rebuild
The Certified Automotive Parts Association, founded in 1987, is the nation’s only independent, non-profit, certification organization for automotive crash parts whose sole purpose it to ensure that both consumers and the industry have the means to identify high quality parts via the CAPA Quality Seal.