Ed MacDonald Becomes the Immediate Past President of the Automotive Recyclers Association

CONTACT:  Michael E. Wilson                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  
(571) 208-0428                                  Date:  October 29, 2014

Ed MacDonald Becomes the Immediate Past President of the
Automotive Recyclers Association

MANASSAS, VA - Professional Automotive Recycler Ed MacDonald, Maritime Auto Parts Ltd. in Truro, NS, Canada, gave his final speech as the President of the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) at the 71st Annual ARA Convention & Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee, October 22-25, 2014. His tenure on the Executive Committee of the Association continues in a supportive role as the Immediate Past President, where he will help direct the actions of ARA, as well as lead ARA Regional and At-Large Directors, the organization’s eyes and ears at the grassroots in each region of the United States, and abroad.

"What a year it has been," said MacDonald in his remarks to the Association membership.  "It has indeed been a privilege to share experiences and work with you - a diverse membership of progressive and talented industry leaders." MacDonald was first nominated to serve on the Executive Committee in 2010.

"In my first address to you as ARA President about this time last year, I spoke of  my plans to help strengthen ARA through building partnerships and promoting certification.  With the help of leadership, colleagues and staff, your association has made great strides on both of these initiatives this past year," said MacDonald.  "As I travelled this past year, I became acutely aware of the various colourful and creative  differences common to our industry  not only  within North America but worldwide."

Maritime Auto Parts Ltd. has been a family owned business since in 1988.  In 2012, MacDonald's son Andrew bought the business from his father.  MacDonald still works alongside Andrew in the business on a daily basis.

Maritime Auto Parts Ltd., (, is a full service auto recycler and parts supplier of new and used automotive parts.

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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