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Similar to the automotive industry, marketing is constantly evolving. From the tools that you use down to production and efficiency, it’s important to have the right strategies in place. At Management Success, we offer our clients a marketing class that covers the basic fundamentals. One key point...
Roy Bromfield is now president and CEO of Toyo Tire U.S.A.
NATIONAL Toyo Tire U.S.A. announced the promotion of Roy Bromfield to president and CEO. In this role, he is responsible for all product categories of Toyo branded business in the U.S. replacement market. “Under Roy’s leadership, Toyo sales in the U.S. have grown dramatically, and TTC has become...
Live scan tool demonstrations were featured several times a day each day at NACE Automechanika. Here, Launch Tech USA Outside Sales Representatives Rich Boisvert (right) and John Marsh demonstrate how the Android tablet can transmit wirelessly to the diagnostic procedure to any TV with an HDMI port, such as in the customer lounge. (Photo by Jay Sicht)
NATIONAL Icahn Automotive Group announced it has completed the acquisition of automotive service company Precision Auto Care, Inc., parent company of Precision Tune Auto Care. “We are extremely pleased to welcome to the Icahn Automotive family more than 320 corporate-owned and franchised Precision...
Washington D.C.—Fuel economy remains the top vehicle attribute that has the most room for improvement, according to a nationally representative survey of Americans by Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization division of Consumer Reports. Even as gas prices remain low, consumers want to decrease...
Detroit—General Motors Fleet customers can spend more time interfacing with clients thanks to a strategic agreement with MapAnything Inc. MapAnything, a Salesforce Ventures Portfolio company, has launched MapAnything Live to GM Fleet customers. It’s a new connectivity solution that combines...
Las Vegas—A new Mobility Park at AAPEX 2017 will feature live demonstrations, giving attendees the opportunity to experience and learn first-hand more about today’s automotive technology. AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and is held annually at the Sands Expo...
Steve Rogers is the new president of Edelbrock.
NATIONAL Edelbrock announced the appointment of Steve Rogers as president of Edelbrock, succeeding Wayne Murray, who will assume the role of COO. Previously, Rogers was president and CEO of K&N Engineering. He will focus on product strategies and marketing initiatives to continue growing the...
The aftermarket repair segment will see new-car dealers take a larger market share through 2025, which will represent $9 billion worth of volume going to the OE channel, says Bill Long, AASA.
San Diego—Rebounding from the economic downturn, the automotive aftermarket has averaged better-than-expected growth over the past few years, beating analysts’ projections, though the industry should brace for change in the next four years and beyond. “The automotive aftermarket is no longer ‘...
A 15% Border Tax Would Cost US Automakers and Suppliers $22 Billion a Year, Net; from Leaving NAFTA, a 20% Tariff on Mexican Imports Would Drive Up Production Costs Per Vehicle by $650 on Average, According to BCG Analysis DETROIT, July 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Two proposed policy changes—...
Washington D.C.—In detailed comments submitted May 24, to the House Ways and Means Committee, MEMA expressed support for tax reform that promotes U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, job growth, and productivity, but warned the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) as currently outlined in the House...

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.

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