Keyes brings with him years of experience as a shop owner and board member, having begun his career as a technician
Jacksonville, Fla.—The Auto Care Alliance (ACA) has announced that the Florida Auto Care Alliance (FLACA), headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., has hired Gary Keyes as its new executive director. Keyes brings with him years of experience as a shop owner and board member.
Keyes has been involved in the automotive industry for over 30 years. He started his career as a technician and eventually opened his own shop, E & M Motors, in Stuart, Fla. During his time as a shop owner, Keyes was an active leader in various industry organizations, including the Automotive Management Institute (AMi), Automotive Service Association (ASA), and the Auto Care Alliance (ACA). Keyes has also been involved in legislative advocacy efforts on behalf of the automotive industry, working to ensure that the interests of shop owners and technicians are represented at the local, state, and national levels.
As executive director of FLACA, Keyes will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization and working to advance the interests of the automotive industry in Florida. FLACA is a statewide organization that represents independent automotive service providers, including repair shops, parts stores, and distributors.
“Gary Keyes is an outstanding addition to our team and FLACA and our members are in good hands,” said FLACA President Brin Kline. “His experience as a shop owner and board member, as well as his advocacy work, make him uniquely qualified for this position. We look forward to working with him to continue to advance the interests of the automotive industry in Florida we are blessed and thankful that he has chosen to help lead us to bigger and better things.”
Keyes is excited to take on this new role and is committed to working on behalf of the independent automotive service providers in Florida. “I am honored to be joining FLACA as Executive Director,” said Keyes. “I look forward to working with our members to ensure that they have the resources and support they need to succeed in an ever-changing industry and helping to bring FLACA into the future as a part of the Auto Care Alliance (ACA) organization.”
For more information on the Florida Auto Care Alliance and its mission, visit the organization’s website at www.floridaautocare.org.