Most Influential Lawmaker
Bruce Ormand, A1 Partsmart, Texas
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In 2009, Texas finally recognized its state auto recycling industry with its own department, thanks in large part to Bruce Ormand, vice president of A1 Partsmart in Austin, Texas (A1Partsmart.com) and chair of the Texas Automotive Recyclers Association (TARA) legislative committee.
"He spearheaded a new bill in Texas that gave an identity to the industry," said Cheryll Lambright, TARA executive director (TexasARA.com).
The bill, the Texas Used Automotive Parts Recycling Act, went into effect in 2010. Ormand was chosen to be one of the five auto recyclers to sit on its newly-created advisory board.
"With his arduous self-education and projected determination, he has made a place at the legislative table for the automotive recyclers in Texas."