FEBRUARY 2012

APRA names Cueto secretary

Omar Cueto was installed as the secretary of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) during the “International BIG R Show” in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cueto, president of L & J Diesel Service, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida, is an avid writer, editorial contributor, and presenter who addresses issues affecting the diesel injector marketplace, the future of remanufacturing, and green technology. As one who regularly addresses industry groups, Cueto’s grasp of the implications and enforcement of the 2003 Clean Air Act aims to foster thoughtful discussion. Often, central to the discussion is remanufacturers need to have more access to OEM specifications so they properly service the diesel industry.

Cueto is also an active participant in the dialog about “Right to Repair” legislation, and he has spoken out and represented the industry in Washington DC. He encourages remanufacturers and others to be actively supportive of this legislation.

Additionally, Cueto is active in promoting technologically advanced remanufacturing as a way to create jobs and benefit the environment through the creation of enhanced engine performance, increased fuel efficiency, and lowered emissions. Presently his company is working in cooperation with the University of North Florida on research and development in the diesel field.

Cueto is a member of the Association of Diesel Specialists and AAIA.

Omar Cueto will become chairman of APRA in 2016.