Manassas, Virginia — The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) named Marty Hollingshead as the new president during the organization’s 78th annual conference in Dallas, Texas last month.
Owner of Northlake Auto Recyclers in Hammond, Ind., Hollingshead brings 48 years of auto recycling expertise to the ARA and is a trailblazer in his home state for his work to elevate the standards of his industry in Indiana.
Northlake was one of the first automotive recycling facilities in the state of Indiana to receive the Indiana Clean Yard – Gold Level Certification from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, starting in 2009 through 2021.
ARA’s executive director Sandy Blalock said “Marty prides himself on taking a hands-on approach to the business.
“He gives back to the industry in so many ways, through mentoring, writing for several industry publications, and he leads by example holding others to the high standards that he sets for himself and his team at Northlake.”
Hollingshead’s Canadian counterpart and chairman of the Auto Recyclers of Canada (ARC), Dalbert Livingstone, said “Here in Canada we have a lot of respect for Marty and know he will have an amazing year as president of ARA. Being a fellow hockey fan, he has been welcomed to Canadian events in the past and has brought great leadership to our members internationally as well as in his home country. We look forward to working with Marty on North American issues for auto recyclers, and trust he will do what is best for the industry.”
Hollingshead has served on ARA’s Executive Committee since 2018.