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The N.A. Williams Rep Link app was recently honored with a 2017 Automotive Communications Award (ACA) from Women in Auto Care in the business-to-business category, app for mobile devices. Account Executives Tina Choinacky (left) and Danielle Sonnefeld were presented the award.
ATLANTA, Georgia – Nov. 16, 2017 – The N.A. Williams Rep Link app was recently honored with a 2017 Automotive Communications Award (ACA) from Women in Auto Care in the business-to-business category, app for mobile devices. The prestigious award was presented to Account Executives Tina Choinacky and...
Washington D.C.—The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has adopted an amendment in October to establish a federal advisory committee comprised of aftermarket representatives and other stakeholders. The amendment, offered by U.S. Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., was added to...
Diamond Bar, Calif.—The aftermarket industry for safety features known as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is currently valued at just under $1 billion, and is expected to grow to more than $1.5 billion by 2021, according to a SEMA-commissioned study conducted by Ducker Worldwide and the...
Southfield, Mich.—Global revenue from automotive telematics systems will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 17 percent to more than $6.7 billion by the end of 2023, according to new research from business information provider IHS Markit. The automotive telematics forecasts from...
Jason Hulsman is Jasper’s new advertising division manager.
NATIONAL Icahn Enterprises L.P. announced it has acquired American Driveline Systems (ADS) from Transom Capital Group. ADS is the franchisor of AAMCO and Cottman Transmission & Total Auto Care service centers, with approximately 680 locations in the U.S. and Canada. With the addition of ADS,...
If you’ve owned a successful shop for awhile, it’s tempting to think that you can easily duplicate your success with a second location. But there’s a lot to consider when you decide to grow. Adding a new location means double the staff, double the bank accounts to reconcile, double the equipment...
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...
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...
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...

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