Daniel N. Schildge, CEO of CRP Industries Inc., parent company of CRP Automotive, has been elected to the Import Vehicle Community Executive Leadership Council. The Import Vehicle Community was formerly known as Auto International Association. Mr. Schildge will play an active role in helping to develop and grow the organization to better serve the Import Vehicle community. CRP Industries Inc. is the parent company of CRP Automotive, a leading source of OE-quality replacement parts for European and Asian vehicle applications.
The Import Vehicle Community, formerly the Auto International Association (AIA), is the segment of the Auto Care Association that is hyper-focused on serving the needs of all businesses engaged in import nameplate products and services. Import Vehicle Community’s mission is to provide the bridge between the global and North American auto care industry and its customers.
The Executive Leadership Council meets two times a year to help plan activities and events. Council members serve the association for a three-year term.
Daniel N. Schildge is the CEO of CRP Industries Inc. He was appointed to the position in July 2008, after serving in a variety of capacities with the company, including COO. Mr. Schildge is directly responsible for growing CRP sustainably. He is also responsible for building the culture, the people, and the processes necessary for CRP, its distributors, and professional technician customers to excel and exceed expectations every day.
Daniel N. Schildge is a graduate of Harvard University’s Owner/President Management Program and holds a MEng in Aerospace Engineering and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. Prior to joining CRP, Mr. Schildge served in the U.S. Navy as a submarine officer on the USS Columbus.