Dan Lelchuk has been part of the aftermarket since 1976. He held positions with Beck/Arnley, Brembo and Autospecialty before co-founding Centric in 2000.
Starting as a very junior counterman and driver at age 16, Lelchuk worked at parts stores through high school and college. He joined Barry Breslow at International Parts Service in 1984. As the import aftermarket consolidated, he moved on to Beck/Arnley, Western Automotive Warehouse Distributors, Autospecialty and Brembo North America. In 2000, he teamed with Dino Crescentini as co-founder and president of Centric Parts.
Lelchuk has helped grow Centric Parts into one of the largest aftermarket brake manufacturers and suppliers. Centric’s catalogs, a practical standard in the industry, now boast more than 40,000 braking system parts supporting nearly every make and model from passenger cars to medium-duty trucks. The company has earned a string of braking technology patents, has been repeatedly recognized by the Friction Materials Standards Institute, AIA and multiple program distribution groups for catalog and program excellence, and has earned the highly coveted TÜV approval on several products.
Dan is currently Advisor to the Board of APC Automotive Technologies (AP Emissions/Centric Parts).