The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) has announced that Chad Counselman, its current President, has stepped down from his position. Counselman will remain on the Board of Directors and Scott Robertson, the First Vice President, will step in to serve the remainder of Counselman’s term. Counselman will join All Auto Recalls in Australia, relocating his family to Melbourne in the coming weeks.
“I feel strongly that the ARA membership deserves a leader that can devote the necessary time and resources to guiding the Association,” said Counselman. “While my family and I are excited about this new opportunity in Australia, due to time zone differences and other commitments, it would make it very difficult for me to serve the members to the best of my ability as President. As such, I am stepping down and know that incoming President, Scott Robertson, will do an excellent job representing the membership. I look forward to continuing to serve the industry as a board member and will continue to be actively involved in ARA.”
“It has been a pleasure working with Chad and I look forward to continuing to work with him as a board member,” said Sandy Blalock, ARA Executive Director. “He will be a great asset to our Australian members. I know that Scott is ready and able to assume the reigns and has the support of the board and Association staff behind him.”
“We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Chad Counselman’s calibre coming to join our team,” said Chris Daglis, Managing Director of All Auto Recalls. “He will be an asset not only to our team, but to the industry in Australia and ARA. We are looking forward to working with Chad as we continue to build the recalls solution for the auto recycling industry. I am committed to supporting Chad and ARA [to] grow the awareness of industry issues like recalls, but most importantly, to providing solutions to these.”
“The decision to move to Australia has been one we’ve considered very carefully, especially as the current President of ARA,” said Counselman. “This commitment to Chris and the Australian market is evidence of how seriously I feel about the recalls issue for our industry. Chris is building a solution that is revolutionary and helping deliver this to auto recyclers around the world is something I feel extremely strongly about.”