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1956 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible by Customs by Kilkeary
DETROIT, MI, March 20, 2019 – Detroit Autorama concluded with another exceptional BASF Great 8 and Ridler Award winner. “These builders consistently outperform themselves from one year to the next,” said Dan Bihlmeyer, BASF Automotive Refinish Marketing Director. “We’re honored to be a part of this...
MCHENRY, Ill. – March 20, 2019 – Brake Parts Inc (BPI) has named Darwin Moen as vice president of sales, OE and OES, it was announced today by Paul Ferrandino, chief commercial officer. “We are very pleased to welcome Darwin to BPI as vice president sales, OE and OES,” said Ferrandino. “With over...
(L-R): Rusty Bishop, CEO, Federated Auto Parts; Paul Farwick, SMP; Bill Collins, SMP; and Bill Maggs, president and CEO, National Pronto Association
Grapevine, Texas and Staunton, Virginia – March 19, 2019 – The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) recognized supplier partners with special awards during its annual combined member meeting held March 12-15 at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Group...
Toronto, ON [March 18, 2019] – Mevotech is pleased to announce the appointment of Vic Dirkes to the position of Director of Sales – West in the US, reporting to Don Keeling, National Director for Traditional Sales. Vic will be responsible for identifying and targeting accounts and growing long-term...
John R. Washbish accepted Northwood University’s Outstanding Business Leader award at a ceremony in West Palm Beach, Fla., March 16. He is shown here with Morgen Panning, a Northwood University student who introduced him before the award was presented to him.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — John R. Washbish, president and CEO of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, graciously accepted Northwood University’s Outstanding Business Leader award at a ceremony in West Palm Beach, Fla., March 16. “We couldn’t be more excited and proud of John” Northwood University...
Randy Wittig (left), director of special projects for LKQ Corporation and Brian Driehorst, vice president of business development for Original One Parts
CHARLOTTE (March 14, 2019) – The National Auto Body Council has named two new members to the National Auto Body Council Board, filling two open positions. “We have accelerated our strategic initiatives through the guidance and leadership of our NABC board members,” said Bill Garoutte, President and...
Since 1999, over 80 women have been recognized for their contributions to the collision repair industry. “The MIW is a prestigious award, and we felt these women embody what it means to be ‘Most Influential,” said Cheryl Boswell, Chief Financial Officer at DCR Systems, LLC, a 2015 MIW Honoree, and...
LEESBURG, Virginia, March 14, 2019 – The ASE Training Managers Council (ATMC) will hold its annual conference on April 9-11, 2019, at the Hilton DFW Lakes in Grapevine, Texas. For the first time, the conference will include a new track of workshops designed for automotive industry training...
Robert "Bob" Hiser
NAPERVILLE, IL March 14, 2019 / PRNewswire - Spanesi Americas, a leader in body shop technology, has announced the addition of Robert “Bob” Hiser to the Spanesi Training Team to meet the increasing demands for customer training and to better service the collision repair industry.Spanesi Americas is...
SOUTHFIELD, Michigan. – DENSO, the world's second largest mobility supplier, announced today its affiliate DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., is opening a new distribution center in Jeffersonville, Ind. The location, which will be fully operational this summer, is another milestone in...

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