b'A Message The world has changed greatly since our last editionmination and resilience that our customers in the of AutoFocus, so please allow me to take this oppor- Aftermarket have proved while facing this pandem-tunity to share some thoughts about SSF, our indus- ic.Mytrustinourindustry,andourcustomers to Our try, and the road ahead. encourages me to believe that this disruption will lead to enormous innovationa discipline America Customers. Times like this force each of us to evaluate where wehas always been striving and a new rally is on our are and what is important to us, both for our fami- horizon. Regardless of todays worries and predic-lies and for our businesses.And I believe we face ourtions of what a new normal will pass to us, each By Thomas Beer, CEO challengesbestbyrea\x1frmingourvalues,ourandeverydaybringsusclosertounbridlinga commitments, and our passions.nation more eager to explore, discover, and connect withoneanotherthanatanyothertimewe Unlike other Aftermarket distributors, SSF has beenremember.Theindustrythatweareapartof successful not by being the biggest, but by earningstands ready and prepared to ensure that America our customers con\x1edence. Our success was built ongetsbackonitsroadsandhighways,andreturn our passion and focus for European automobiles, topsafely home to our loved ones.qualityparts,andthenotationthatwesucceed when our customers thrive.And I want to reassureItstrue,wehavenoroadmapandnoonecan you that the situation the world currently faces willpredict what hardships lay ahead. We will continue not alter those values. to be tested for the foreseeable future. But we will also carry on to adapt, innovate, and prevail.Our The pandemic has compelled us all to innovate andindustry will recover.We will be stronger.We will implement new long-term strategies to confront anonceagaincometogether;asanindustryanda unpredictable future.That said, SSFs commitmentcommunity.to quality, reliable service, and earning your trust with each and every order remains unchanged.JustAt SSF we will always support you, and I wish you, as it has been for nearly 50 years, SSF remains familyyour loved ones and fellow colleagues safe passage ownedwhichperfectlyalignsourcustomersandas we continue through this di\x1fcult period. Stay shareholders needs. safe, stay well, and stay connected.While optimism in these unpredictable times maySincerely,be in short supply,Ive been heartened by the deter-Thomas Beer'