During the Automotive Recyclers Association’s (ARA) 80th Annual Convention and Exposition, Sean Krause will be confirmed by the ARA board of directors and membership.
Sean Krause, CEO of Speedway Auto Ltd., said:
“We have been a member of ARA since 1972, and I am honored to join the Executive Committee.” He added, “I look forward to giving back and contributing value, but I still have a lot to learn and relearn. Before accepting the position, I called Marty [Hollingshead] from Northlake [Auto Recyclers] for his advice and his support, then agreed to the position, knowing I have the support of fellow board members and great association behind me. My strengths are helping people connect in this industry, and I plan to use that to focus on certification and how important it is to be ‘Gold Seal,’ not only for accolades but for the safety of all our employees too.”
Marty Hollingshead, immediate past president and chairman of ARA’s Nominating Committee and president and owner of Indiana-based Northlake, praised Krause, saying:
“Sean has been in auto recycling for 32 years. In addition to that, Sean is a hardworking, hands-on guy, and he is concerned with what is best for the industry. He will do a great job and will be a great addition to an already great team.”
Krause’s parents founded Speedway Auto in 1969 after coming from England to pursue the American Dream. Krause himself joined the family business in 1991 after studying business and finance at St. Norbert College. He has served on the Board of Auto Truck Recyclers of Illinois (ATRI) for over 20 years, including as president, and currently sits on the ARA board of directors.
Krause, who has been nominated to join the ARA Executive Committee as secretary for 2023-2024, will be confirmed by the ARA board of directors and membership during the ARA’s 80th Annual Convention and Exposition, which will take place from October 12-14 in Kansas City, Missouri.