Fran Reitman Named "2013 Member of the Year" of the Automotive Recyclers Association

CONTACT:  Michael E. Wilson                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  
(571) 208-0428                                                                           Date:  November 13, 2013

Fran Reitman named "2013 Member of the Year"
of the Automotive Recyclers Association

MANASSAS, VA – Professional automotive recycler Fran Reitman, Reitman Auto Parts & Sales, Inc., Melbourne, KY was awarded the prestigious “2013 Member of the Year” award from the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) at the 70th Annual ARA Convention & Exposition in Phoenix, Arizona, November 7-10, 2013.  The award honors an ARA member who has shown exemplary dedication to the industry through their service and work on behalf of the Association.

Chris Wright, outgoing President of ARA, and owner of Capital Auto Parts, Inc., located in Thomasville, Georgia, said in his remarks about Reitman, “This year’s Member of the Year goes to a woman that is not only well respected and well known throughout the industry, but well loved.  She is active in many parts of the Association, through volunteer roles on numerous committees, leadership roles, and for the enthusiastic participation in events such as this annual meeting. Fran Reitman is part of one of the most dynamic teams in our industry, alongside her husband, ARA Past President Randy Reitman. Fran was a familiar sight last year at numerous ARA Affiliate Chapter meetings and industry events, as she travelled around the country with Randy on behalf of ARA."

“As outgoing President of the Educational Foundation, Fran led one the most successful fundraising initiatives that allowed for the historic expansion of curriculum and courses available from the ARA University. She has stepped forward in numerous committees and leadership roles with an energy, enthusiastic spirit, and passion for the industry that is truly contagious. She brings a depth of professionalism and knowledge about automotive recycling into every room she steps into, and is a valuable asset for our industry,” Wright said.

Fran Reitman is co-owner of Reitman Auto Parts & Sales, Inc.,, with her husband Randy Reitman, who is ARA’s 2013 Outgoing Immediate Past President. Located in Melbourne, KY, the Reitmans  are proud to be the third generation of their family in the automotive recycling business, supplying Green Recycled Parts® for reuse in vehicle repairs.
Reitman is a Past President of the Kentucky Auto & Truck Recyclers Association, recently served as President of the ARA Educational Foundation, and is a co-founder of the Ladies of the Automotive Recyclers Association.

Reitman Auto Parts & Sales, Inc. recycles vehicles in a safe environmental way, to meet the customer’s needs, at a cost that is affordable and in a timely manner, all with the goal is to protect our natural resources for a greener tomorrow. They are a member of the BBB, Northern Kentucky Chamber, and Alexandria Community Business Association, Campbell County Planning and Zoning, and Sanitation Board.

Since 1943, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) represents an industry dedicated to the efficient removal and reuse of “green” automotive parts, and the proper recycling of inoperable motor vehicles. ARA represents the interests of over 4,500 auto recycling facilities in the United States and fourteen other countries around the world. With programs such as the Certified Automotive Recycler Program (CAR), Green Recycled Parts, and other partnerships, ARA members continue to provide consumers with quality, low-cost alternatives for vehicle replacement parts, while preserving our environment for a “greener” tomorrow.

To learn more about the Association, visit ARA’s Home Page at or call (571) 208-0428.


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