Aftermarket Insider Issue 80 - (Page 10)

MEMbER PRoFilE rAy pOHlmAN An Outstanding Advocate Ray Pohlman, vice president, government and community relations, AutoZone, managed political campaigns before joining the aftermarket in 1995 as the company’s director of government relations. R ay Pohlman PosITIoN : Vice President, Government and Community Relations, AutoZone YEArs IN THE AFTErMArkET: 18 Words To lIvE bY: “Be prepared and have fun.” PHoNE : 901-495-7962 E-MAIl : ray.pohlman@autozone.com “The aftermarket needs to tell its story. That includes its importance to the “In addition to managing the company’s motoring public and its relevance to the global economy,” said Pohlman. government relations activities, I also manage AutoZone’s community The aftermarket’s relevance can relations team, the company’s be felt in the monumental recent charitable budget as well as media victory with Right to Repair and public relations,” said Pohlman. passing in Massachusetts. One Pohlman has been an active member of of Pohlman’s long-term goals is to see it enacted in Congress. AAIA for 18 years and is currently a vice president on the AAIA Executive Committee. He also participates in the “This will ensure the automotive government affairs committee, formerly aftermarket will continue to receive all of the diagnostic and repair serving as its committee chair. As information it needs to continue to a member, he works collaboratively serve our customers,” said Pohlman. with committee members and staff to review and establish legislative “If it wasn’t for the aftermarket, I priorities for the association. would be touring with Jimmy Buffet or maybe running for political office. “Being able to interact with some really More realistically, I would be heading interesting and dedicated professionals up a non-profit organization that has who understand the importance something to do with education.” and relevance of the automotive aftermarket and strive to make it In his spare time, he enjoys better are some of the rewards for reading and playing golf. being a part of AAIA,” said Pohlman. In addition to AAIA, Pohlman also serves as president of the Coalition for Auto Repair Equality (CARE) and is involved in the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). 10 | AFTERMARKET INSIDER | VOLUME 80 Despite his background in government, Pohlman believes the biggest issue facing the aftermarket today is its recognition. http://www.autozone.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aftermarket Insider Issue 80

Aftermarket Insider Issue 80
Contents
President’s Message
Association News
Government Affairs
Government Affairs
Head of the Class
Head of the Class
Member Profile
Toolbox
Impact Award
Market Intelligence
Market Intelligence
Executive Perspective

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