Vice President, Traditional South
John Bender earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Tampa in Finance and Economics. Upon graduation Bender started his career at Heli-Coil a Division of Stanley Engineered Fasteners where he served in a variety of sales and management positions, advancing to Director of Sales & Marketing.
In 1990, Bender purchased and became a partner at Mote-Osborne & Associates an Atlanta based automotive agency. Mote-Osborne & Associates merged in 2006 with the Charles W Glass Agency and formed Accelerated Sales & Marketing. In 2015 Accelerated Sales & Marketing merged with N.A. Williams Co.
Bender currently serves as Division Vice President for Program Group Distribution for the Southeast and Southwest. Bender currently serves on the AutoCare Association Manufacturer Representative Council. Bender also serves in various capacities with a number of non-profit organizations.