ATLANTA, Georgia – Nov. 2021 – Roger McCollum, chairman and CEO of N.A. Williams Company, was honored by the Aftermarket Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) with its Outstanding Leadership Award. The annual AWDA industry awards honor individuals and companies who have shown an exceptional ability to educate, innovate, manage and lead. McCollum was presented with his award on Oct. 31 at the 2021 AWDA reception held in Las Vegas.
Each year, AWDA bestows this prestigious award, formerly known as the “Leader of the Year,” on an aftermarket professional who has contributed to the industry in a unique and significant way. The award is named in honor of former AWDA President, Jack Creamer.
In nearly 45 years of dedication to the automotive aftermarket, starting with his first job at a local parts store when he was a college student, McCollum has distinguished himself as one of the industry’s top leaders and most committed advocates. He joined N.A. Williams in 1984 and was named CEO in 2007 and chairman of the board in 2014, and currently serves in both positions.
McCollum has a long and varied history of volunteer industry service, including positions on the Auto Care Association board of directors and government affairs committee. Currently, he serves as chairman of the Auto Care Association audit committee; vice chairman of its political action committee (ACPAC) and is a member of the Auto Care Association nominating committee. Importantly, McCollum has encouraged and supported the volunteer activities of many N.A. Williams personnel over the years.
McCollum also serves on the Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast (AAAS) board of directors and the AAAS employee benefit fund board of trustees. In addition, McCollum serves on the board of trustees of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation and its executive and contribution committees and chairs the foundation’s grant review committee.
“For decades, Roger has proven to be a dedicated and universally respected industry leader,” said Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association and 2020 award recipient. “I have had the privilege of working with Roger for many years and can say without reservation that his commitment to the aftermarket is second to none and absolutely deserving of being recognized with the AWDA’s Outstanding Leadership Award.”
About N.A. Williams
N.A. Williams Company is a leading manufacturers’ representative firm that provides sales, field training, call center services, and data analytics to the North American auto care and commercial vehicle industry. Founded in 1934, N.A. Williams is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with nine regional offices and over one hundred and thirty associates. For more information, visit www.nawilliams.com.