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(L-R): David Overbeeke, president & CEO, Brake Parts Inc; Christopher Olsen, purchasing manager, GM; Mike Zissman, vice president OE/OES sales, Brake Parts Inc
MCHENRY, Illinois, May 24, 2017 – Brake Parts Inc (BPI) was named a 2016 GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held recently in Orlando, Florida. GM recognized 118 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded...
(L to R): Bill Collins, SMP; Dave Wesselman, Federated; Ken Wendling, SMP
STAUNTON, Virginia, May 24, 2017 – Federated Auto Parts honored its top supplier partners on May 18 during its annual meeting held at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Standard Motor Products (SMP) was chosen by the Federated membership as Outstanding Vendor of...
May 23, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US today issued the following statement in response to a civil lawsuit filed against the company by the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ-ENRD”): FCA US has been working with the U.S. Environmental...
Alexandria, VA (May 23, 2017) – America's 9,600 international nameplate automobile dealers today reinforced their opposition to a border adjustment tax as the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on the proposal. The American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA)—whose...
BETHESDA, MD – May 23, 2017 – The Auto Care Association has announced the appointment of Stacey Miller as director of communications. Miller most recently served as director of communications at Cision, a leading global communications technology and analytics company, where she spent the past 10...
San Antonio, TX — The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance is kicking summer into high gear with the Perfect Stop® Powersports Summer Giveaway.  Six lucky, professional technicians will win the powersports vehicle of their choice!  In addition, the Alliance is giving away 150 Visa gift cards, totaling $...
Farmington Hills, Mich., May 23, 2017 – The first in a series of videos has been posted to the MAHLE Aftermarket North America YouTube Channel documenting the building of the MAHLE Ford Mustang at Petty’s Garage, the grand prize in the MAHLE “Drive with the Original” Technician Promotion. The build...
 Rusty Bishop, CEO of Federated Auto Parts (far left) and Bill Maggs, CEO of National Pronto Association (far right) present top honors to the Remy team (left to right): Gary Bostic, Frank Doria, Dave Nichols, Kent Talley
Grapevine, Texas and Staunton, Va. – May 22, 2017 – The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) recently presented four top supplier awards for sales and service excellence during its meeting for members and vendor partners in Kauai, Hawaii. Remy Power Products, Stant Corporation and Standard...
MCHENRY, Illinois – May 22, 2017 – Brake Parts Inc (BPI) has named Paul Ferrandino as its chief commercial officer, it was announced today by David Overbeeke, president and CEO of Brake Parts Inc (BPI). Ferrandino will report directly to Overbeeke and will oversee sales, marketing, catalog and...
Suwanee, Ga. (May 9,2017) – Omix-ADA, the world’s largest wholesale-only Jeep parts and accessories manufacturer and distributor, opened its doors to welcome U.S. House of Representatives Member Rep. Rob Woodall for an in-person visit on May 9, 2017. Rep. Rob Woodall, who represents the 7th...

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