About ARM


ARM is a non-profit trade association created in 1972 for the purpose of advancing, advising, and safeguarding the business of persons and firms engaged in the process of reclaiming salvage vehicles for useable repair parts, and the recycling of hulks by shipping them to scrap processors.

ARM currently represents the interests of over 100 direct members and approximately 30 associate members. ARM members set the standard for auotomotive recycling by operating clean facilities, selling quality parts, and promoting environmentally sound principles in their businesses. ARM’s Michigan Certified Automotive Recycler program has over 40 participating members with all of them currently in full compliance with the program’s standards and protocols. Through meetings, trade shows, and the YardTalk newsletter, ARM members are able to stay informed on the latest practices and the newest technologies and equipment available to the industry.

ARM is an affiliate chapter of the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), an internatinal trade association with over 1000 direct members through 40 worldwide Affiliate Chapters. ARA has set industry-wide standards, terms, and codes to create consistent parts descriptions and expectations of quality. ARA represents automotive recylcers at the national level on such issues as mercury disposal, air and water pollution, and solid waste generation. As an affiliate chapter of ARA, ARM promotes many of these nationally accepted programs and practices at the state-wide level.


Mission Statement
The Automotive Recyclers of Michigan strive to unite, assist, and educate our members, to promote fair trade, and to create a positive image of our industry.
Automotive Recyclers of Michigan Code of Ethics
We believe our customers should be treated as we want to be treated ourselves.As ARM members, we will uphold ourselves to the highest standards by educating ourselves on local, state and federal laws and by keeping informed on any changes that may impact our industry.We will achieve professional and personal growth through participation in and support of the ARM Association and its wide variety of meetings, professional speakers, our Newsletter and open communication among our fellow members.The base of our profession is our parts, which we properly represent with an emphasis on quality.As a recycler we live our business. We are saving valuable natural resources as we are recycling as much as possible from the vehicles we process in our clean, safe, orderly and environmentally friendly facilities.Social responsibility is a must, and we provide this by our assistance to local charitable organizations and by being a good neighbor.

Who is ARM?


President Jason Fisher, J&R Truck Parts
1st Vice-President Gordon Middleton, Middleton Auto Parts
2nd Vice-President Cat Damon, Cat’s Parts Smart Auto Salvage
Secretary/Treasurer Sarah Schram-Pilcher, Schram Auto & Truck – Lansing
Immediate Past President Bill Fox, Fox Auto Parts, Inc. 
Executive Director Barb Utter

Board of Directors:

Brian Bartels, LKQ West Michigan Daniel Gray, Doug’s Auto Recyclers
Jake Weller, Weller Auto Parts, Inc. Chris Kooienga, Premier Auto & Truck Parts, Inc.
Gary Hooper, Hooper Auto Recycling John Sadocha, Auto Farm, Inc.
Lance Dekeyser, George’s Auto Parts Ted Dusseau, Dusseau Auto Parts
Stefan Gravis, East Bay Auto PartsSlater Shroyer, Shroyer Auto Parts Ross Lewicki, Highway Auto Parts