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Cindy Frasca
National Kukui Corp.,a developer of marketing software solutions for automotive repair shops, has appointed Cindy Frasca chief operating officer. Frasca, one of Kukui’s earliest employees, previously served as director of operations. She will manage day-to-day operations and oversee financial and...
A panel of education and auto industry experts gathered for an “Educator Think Tank” session last month and discussed ideas and possible initiatives to help build a clearer path of communication between automotive educators and the industry they serve.
Overland Park, Kan.—Education and auto industry experts gathered for an “Educator Think Tank” session during a regional hi-tech training expo last month. Topic of discussion from the 2016 Vision Exchange panelists: An conversation of ideas and possible initiatives to help build a clearer path of...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Copyright Office should protect consumer choice by allowing the independent aftermarket greater access to software-enabled components and parts, say the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA),...
Mark Seng, global aftermarket practice leader for IHS Automotive, expects import cars on the road to increase 20% by 2020.
An exploration of the top business challenges of 2016 took place via a Jan. 14 teleforum hosted jointly by SalesWise Academy and the Auto Care Association. The event brought to listeners the combined experience and knowledge of industry veterans Mark Seng, global aftermarket practice leader for IHS...
Rainsville, Ala. — Urethane Supply Co., a pioneer in the field of automotive plastic repair since 1981, has changed its name to “Polyvance”. The name change reflects the progression that has occurred in automotive plastics since the company’s inception.      “Back in 1981, most of the bumper covers...
From l., Rick Brown, Director of Product/Marketing, Alliance Parts Warehouse, Russ Barker, Director of Sales and Marketing, GB Remanufacturing, Inc., Mike Kitching, President/CEO, GB Remanufacturing, Inc., Max Dull, Vice President/General Manager, Alliance Parts Warehouse.
US Motor Works LLC (USMW), a manufacturer and distributor of water pumps, fan clutches, electric fuel pumps, timing kits and oil pumps for the automotive and heavy-duty industries, was presented with the “Extra Miler Award” from AutoZone Mexico in February. “They (USMW) are always looking for ways...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a regulation to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into racecars. The regulation would also make the sale of certain products for use on such vehicles illegal. The proposed regulation...
Robert F. Egan, of Federal-Mogul Motorparts, has retired.
NATIONAL Autologic Diagnostics and WORLDPAC announced the companies have entered into a distribution agreement to bring the new Autologic Assist diagnostics support solution to WORLDPAC’S North American customers. Under the agreement, effective immediately, WORLDPAC will begin offering Autologic...
In 2016, the U.S. Postal Service® celebrates pickup trucks, the rugged and reliable work vehicles that Americans have driven for nearly a century. The stamps feature four iconic models: the 1938 International Harvester D-2, the 1948 Ford F-1, the 1953 Chevrolet, and the 1965 Ford F-100. 

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Also new to the curriculum are four-hour evening workshops available through any Garage Gurus training center.
Southfield, Mich.—Garage Gurus, Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ comprehensive technical education platform for motor vehicle service professionals, are now offering an expanded curriculum, additional training center locations, attractive technician incentives and several other program enhancements....

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