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CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (Toyo Tires®) announced today Tim Chaney has joined the company as vice president of marketing. Chaney is responsible for leading all Toyo Tires marketing efforts in the U.S.A. including go-to market strategy, brand management and brand development....
Panelists discuss the Future of the Shop during AAPEX 2017 in Las Vegas. Left to right, Moderator Scott Shriber, Counterman magazine; Chris Cloutier, Golden Rule Auto Repair; Chris Blanchette, Bridgestone; and Tyler Reeves, Interstate Batteries.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Nov. 9, 2017 – Tyler Reeves, Interstate Batteries, opened the Future of the Shop keynote session at AAPEX 2017 by stating, “Tomorrow’s auto repair shop will serve the youngest consumers with the oldest cars, and these consumers will have access to the most information with the...
BETHESDA, Md. – November 9, 2017 – The Import Vehicle Community, a community of the Auto Care Association, announced its 2017 People Award winners during an awards luncheon attended by more than 400 people at the AAPEX show in Las Vegas last week. The Import Vehicle Community’s People Awards...
CHARLOTTE (November 8, 2017) – As part of its “Proud to Serve Those Who Have Served” program in recognition of its 45th anniversary, Meineke Car Care Centers® is honoring active duty military members and veterans across the country with free oil changes at participating Meineke locations on...
LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO Corp. is celebrating three anniversaries in 2017 - 2018. Its first spark plug was manufactured nearly 60 years ago and today spark plugs are still a key element in DENSO’s product line. Iridium plug production has been going strong for 20 years and DENSO Robotics is...
GERMANTOWN, Tenn., November 6, 2017 – The Automotive Distribution Network (The Network) was excited to open this year’s AAPEX Show with a reception on October 31, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 1,000 guests attended the event to celebrate The Network’s...
STAUNTON, Virginia – Nov. 8, 2017 – The Federated Facebook diecast contest is back with one of its coolest offerings yet, a 1965 Federated Shelby Cobra, according to Phil Moore, senior vice president of Federated Auto Parts. Each Tuesday through Dec. 12, Federated will announce the winners of these...
MCHENRY, Ill. – Nov. 8, 2017 – Phil Cutting, chief financial officer (CFO) for Brake Parts Inc (BPI), has been named CFO of the Year for large private equity companies by the Financial Executives International Chicago Chapter, it was announced today by David Overbeeke, president and CEO of BPI.  “...
Ingersoll Rand National Sales Manager Eric Suro explains how investing in a quality tool that matches diverse vehicle service applications can enhance productivity, make work easier, and improve cost savings in the long run. See how Ingersoll Rand’s Truth in Torque ratings simulate real-world use. 
POWAY, Calif., Nov. 7, 2017 – In 2018, Mitchell 1 will mark its 100th year of providing repair information solutions to the motor vehicle industry. The company kicked off the anniversary celebration at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas with the introduction of three...

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