Lifetime Honorary Members Individuals who have furthered the goals of, and made significant contributions to, ARA and the automotive recycling industry.
Ron Vincent with Past President Doug Reinert in 2012.
started it in the 1950s. Then he added truck salvage about 10 years later, ultimately growing the facility to have 25 employees.
As most professional recyclers can understand,
Ron’s hardest challenge came from “buying good salvage vehicles and finding and then retaining good employees.”
In 2011, after 18 years, Vincent decided to sell PMP and went to work in the scrap metal recycling industry. He finally retired in 2015, and concentrates his time on golfing, hunting, fishing and traveling. According to Vincent, the highlight of his recycling career has been “representing the State of California
Auto Dismantlers Association (SCADA) on the state legislative summits and being a member of the SCADA team that received the Governor’s Environ- mental Leadership Award.”
Vincent was honored to receive the ARA’s Lifetime Honorary Achievement Award, and urges other auto recyclers: “Don’t just join the association, become active and get involved.” Jim Jennings is the ARA Director of Communications and Public Relations.
KENNIE ANDERSENGreeley, CO ED ANSPACHOno, PA GARY BEAGELL Binghamton, NY DON COWELL Sacramento, CA PAUL DAVISWichita, KS BOB EUBANKS Jacksonville, FL GREG FREEMANCarthage, MO BOB GRIGGERS Marshallville, GA
JEFF KANTORCandia, NH HERB LIEBERMANDana Point, CA HOWARD NUSBAUMStamford, CT JIM SEAMANSCape Coral, FL SOL TODER Pittsburgh, PA JOHN C. VANDER HAAGSanborn, IA RON VINCENTOrangevale, CA GINNY WHELANFt. Myers, FL
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