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Jon Holder is now vice president of sales and marketing for the Innova tool business.
NATIONAL SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting said 2016 SEMA Board of Directors nominations are now being accepted and due by Jan. 16. The following seats are open: two seats in the Manufacturer category: one seat in the Manufacturer’s Representative category. Nomination forms are available at www...
ORLANDO, Fla. -- AAA projects the number of year-end holiday travelers will top 100 million for the first time on record. Nearly one in three Americans will take a trip this holiday season, with 100.5 million expected to journey 50 miles or more from home. This represents a 1.4 percent increase...
The drivers featured during the 2015 NHRA Breakfast were, from l., Leah Pritchett, Alexis DeJoria, the legendary Shirley Muldowney, Courtney Force and Erica Enders. Bob Frey, former driver and NHRA announcer, moderated the panel discussion.
Ladies of the NHRA celebrated during SEMA Show Breakfast Las Vegas—The 2015 NHRA Breakfast at the SEMA Show celebrated the success of women in drag racing. The 2015 drivers featured during the NHRA Breakfast were Erica Enders, Courtney Force, Alexis DeJoria, Leah Pritchett and the legendary Shirley...
The Auto International Association (AIA) has changed its name to the Import Vehicle Community.
NATIONAL The Auto International Association (AIA), a segment of the Auto Care Association, announced it has changed its name to the Import Vehicle Community. For more than a year, the segment’s leadership conducted an extensive rebranding initiative, culminating in the formal name change...
BETHESDA, MD – October 29, 2015 – – The Auto Care Association Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Bill Hanvey as president and chief executive officer (CEO) to succeed Kathleen Schmatz, who is retiring at the end of the year after leading the association for 14 years. Hanvey, who...
Take advantage of the comprehensive training courses available to you and your team.  Download the schedule PDF by clicking on the link below. For class information, please call the class contact listed.  To register for a class, please call the NAPA Training Service Center at 800-292-6428. All...
NATIONAL Green Car Journal is rescinding the Green Car of the Year awards previously honoring the 2009 VW Jetta TDI and 2010 Audi A3 TDI, the first time that has occurred in the award program’s decade-long history. Audi of America President Scott Keogh has informed Green Car Journal that Audi will...
Take advantage of the comprehensive training courses available to you and your team.  Download the schedule PDF by clicking on the link below. For class information, please call the class contact listed.  To register for a class, please call the NAPA Training Service Center at 800-292-6428. All...
NATIONAL The Auto Care Association has launched its interactive Industry Job Board on autocarecareers.org, promoting career opportunities in the auto care industry to college students and recent graduates, military veterans and technical schools. The Industry Job Board offers the industry at large...
NATIONAL Wells Manufacturing has officially adopted the Wells Vehicle Electronics name as its corporate identify. The change was made following the acquisition of the Wells business by global ignition products manufacturer NGK Spark Plug. Wells is a global manufacturer and supplier of advanced...

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