Jan. 26, 2016—CAPA has elected Chris Northup, CEO of Professional Parts Groups, to its board.
Northup has been involved in the automotive aftermarket since 1983. He began his career with Keystone Automotive where his responsibilities included operations, sales management, strategic planning, marketing and brand development.
Northup regularly addresses various collision industry groups, legislative bodies and regulatory agencies on the future of the industry, the importance of quality products, and future distribution challenges. As a consultant, he has served a variety of insurance and industry clients. He is active in a number of automotive industry boards and committees and is past chairman of the Collision Industry Education Foundation.
“Chris brings an extraordinary amount of “hands-on” knowledge and expertise to CAPA’s Board. Few people know more about the aftermarket parts industry than Chris Northup and we’re thrilled to put that knowledge to work for CAPA. Chris is joining a board of outstanding industry leaders and will, no doubt, become an important part of CAPA’s efforts to protect the marketplace from poor quality parts. We’re honored to have him on board,” said Jack Gillis, CAPA’s executive director.