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Abe Garweg receives Lifetime Industry Achievement Award from Import Vehicle Community

CRP Industries Inc.’s vice president of Product Development is recognized for nearly four decades of service to the automotive industry

Cranbury, N.J.—Abe Garweg, CRP Industries Inc.’s vice president of Product Development, has received a Lifetime Industry Achievement Award from the Import Vehicle Community (IVC) for his nearly four decades of service to the automotive industry. Garweg, a 20-year CRP employee, received the award during the Import Vehicle Community People Awards, held during the 2022 AAPEX Show in Las Vegas.

The Import Vehicle Community, a segment of the Auto Care Association, presents the Lifetime Industry Achievement Award to honor individuals whose outstanding performance, integrity, dignity, and conscientious approach to business affairs are demonstrated as a matter of routine.

Garweg joined CRP Industries in 2002 as the vice president of Product Development and was appointed vice president of Innovation in 2015. During his 20-year service with CRP, Garweg has been instrumental in driving CRP Industries to the position it now enjoys as a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive parts throughout North America.

Through a hands-on and grassroots approach, Garweg has helped CRP develop a host of new product innovations and solutions. He also served as a driving force behind the development of the CRP Innovation Council, a hand-selected group of independent repair shop owners and technicians who communicate with CRP to identify recurring repair and parts issues.

Garweg’s 40-year career in the automotive industry also included a 20-year span with KW Parts Inc., a South Florida import warehouse distributor, where he served in several roles with the company until he was named as the company’s president.

Garweg grew up in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, and holds a business degree in Wholesale and Foreign Trade as accredited by the German Chamber of Commerce.

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