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MEMbER PROFILE tom perry dedicated to the Aftermarket Tom Perry, new chairman of the AAIA Show Committee, has been active with the Show Committee for more than eight years. tom pe r ry POsItIOn : President, U.S. Chemical & Plastics Years In the aFterMarKet: WOrDs tO lIVe bY: 25 “Trust, respect and treat fairly each member in your organization in the matter they have earned and deserve.” PhOne : Fa X : 800-321-0672 330-830-6005 e-MaIl : “I have the opportunity to be in touch with more people and really show them Perry also cites government affairs as the benefits of attending AAPEX. The a critical issue in the aftermarket. show is so important to our industry and it’s really critical that I’m able “I think that the passing of the to extend those views,” said Perry. Right to Repair Act should be on the forefront in terms of lobbying Perry is currently president of U.S. on Capitol Hill. It’s critical to the Chemical & Plastics, Inc. He began industry, as well as the opposition working in the industry in 1983, of the Employee Free Choice Act in the automotive finishes departand ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program.” ment of Sherwin-Williams. In 2003, he was hired at U.S. Chemical & While working in the aftermarket, Plastics, Inc. as vice president of Perry studied briefly at Oakland sales and marketing, and in 2008, Community College and Duke was promoted to president. University’s Fuqua School of Business. If he wasn’t working in the aftermarket, As president, Perry supervises the dayhe would still be involved in someto-day operations at U.S. Chemical thing sales and marketing related. & Plastics, a “very diverse company with core technology in polyesters and “Sales and marketing continue to be epoxies, working mostly with automy passion. I know I would definitely motive coatings.” The company has not be a stockbroker!” Perry said. three locations, two plants and the main headquarters in Massillon, Ohio, Perry spends his free time golfing and an additional plant in the UK. and traveling with his wife of 25 years and three children. Perry has previously been involved with the Paint, Body and As for his long-term goals, Perry says, Equipment Specialists (PBES) and “I achieve them on a daily basis. I have Retail segments of AAIA, and has to make decisions that affect 200 been a member for 12 years. families and am committed to their “I feel that being involved with the asso- well-being. I truly enjoy what I do and ciation has been a great way to dedicate aim to do the best I can each day.” my time. I would never be a part of a group without knowing my input was benefiting the greater good of the industry – it gives me a sense of accomplishment,” Perry said. “Especially my work with the Show Committee, the AAIA staff and W.T. Glasgow organization, have been a real pleasure to work with and have made the time enjoyable.” 10 | AFTERMARKET INSIDER | APRIL • MAY 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aftermarket Insider - April/May 2009

Aftermarket Insider - April/May 2009
President's Message
Association News
Declaration of Independents
Government Affairs
Member Profile
It’s Easy Being Green
Inside Technology
Company Profile
Market Research

Aftermarket Insider - April/May 2009