Steve Holland named "2014 Member of the Year" by the Automotive Recyclers Association


CONTACT:  Michael E. Wilson                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(571) 208-0428                                   Date:  October 28, 2014

Steve Holland named “2014 Member of the Year” by the
Automotive Recyclers Association

MANASSAS, VA – Professional automotive recycler Steve Holland, Brandon Auto Services, Valrico, Florida was awarded the prestigious “2014 Member of the Year” award from the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) at the 71st Annual ARA Convention & Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee on October 22-25.  The award honors an ARA member who has shown exemplary dedication to the industry through their service and work on behalf of the Association. 

Ed MacDonald, outgoing President of ARA, said in his remarks about Holland, “Steve has been at the forefront of the legislative arena, is a strong and dedicated advocate on behalf of ARA member businesses, his state affiliate chapter, and ARA.  He has spent countless hours in the statehouse fighting to level the playing field for professional automotive recyclers, is active in his local community and numerous civic organizations.  His warm personality, industry knowledge, positive attitude and willingness to give back to the ARA community are true asset to our Association."
Holland currently serves as Chairperson of ARA's Events Advisory Committee and is a longtime member of the Governmental Affairs Committee.  Since 1971, Steve Holland and Ken Anderson have taken pride in building Brandon Auto Salvage into one of the most progressive and organized salvage operations in the world. The company is an active community supporter, participating in numerous civic organizations and sponsoring youth activities.
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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