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John "Jack" Creamer  
Associate

Jack Creamer has had a very distinguished career over 51 years, mostly in the U.S. Automotive Industry and in Training and Education. He has held numerous Directorships of both Private and Public Companies (NYSE and NASDQ) and is an active Consultant and Advisor to several of these Corporations today.

He Joined Wheels Incorporated (automotive parts and marine distributor) as a salesman in 1955 – became Sales Manager in 1960 and President in 1963. The Company was sold to American Parts System (subsidiary of Gulf and Western) in 1967. Was Northeast Regional Vice President for APS until 1969. During this period, served on Board and as an Officer of the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) and as Director of Automotive Service Industry Association (ASIA) as well.

In 1969, joined Martin Fromm & Associates, Inc. (MF&A), Kansas City, as Executive Vice President. In 1975 he became President of MF&A. MF&A is a multiple association management firm. Clients included:

Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA)
Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS)
Council of Fleet Specialists (CFS)
Paint, Body & Equipment Association (PBEA)

As Director of Member Services of AWDA, he was responsible for the development and execution of an extensive educational program. He developed curriculum and participated as an instructor in the following management courses.

Profit Management Seminar Asset Management Workshop
EDP Workshop Warehouse Productivity Workshop
Labor Management Seminar Marketing and Sales Workshop
Sales Managers Seminar Material Handling Workshop

Education and Honors
• Dartmouth College, B.A – 1952
• U.S. Marine Corps – Korean War, Discharged Captain in 1955.
• Received the Northwood Institute Automotive Aftermarket Education Award – March 1977
• Early in 1978 founded Distribution Marketing Services. This firm specializes in three broad areas – Marketing Consulting in the Aftermarket, Merger and Acquisition Activity in the Aftermarket and Executive Placement.
• Elected to the Board of Directors of Echlin, Inc. (NYSE) – 1986
• Elected to the Board of Directors of Aetna Bearing Company – 1989
• Appointed President of the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) – 1995
• Received the AWDA Pursuit of Excellence Award – 1995
• Elected to the Board of Directors of R&B, Inc. (NASDAQ) – 1995
• Elected to the Board of Directors of Hilite (NASDAQ) – 1996
• Elected to the Board of Directors of Bonded Motors (NASDAQ) – 1996
• Appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Echlin, Inc. – 1997

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