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MCHENRY, Ill. – Aug. 8, 2018 – Jeff Fedorchak, vice president of global operations, will retire from Brake Parts Inc (BPI) as of Sept. 30, 2018, it was announced today by David Overbeeke, president and CEO of Brake Parts Inc. “Jeff has been instrumental in shaping BPI’s global operations footprint...
BETHESDA, Md. – August 3, 2018 – The Auto Care Association today announced the promotion of Taylor Mitchell to Senior Vice President, Technology and Standards, where she will be instrumental in managing the technology department’s projects and industry initiatives, including the continued expansion...
Farmington Hills, MI, August 6, 2018 – Lumileds, a leading lighting solutions company for the automotive industry, has appointed Tina Smith as its National Sales Manager for the traditional U.S. aftermarket. In this role, Smith will manage all aspects of the U.S. aftermarket sales program and...
Crystal Lake, IL – (Aug. 6, 2018) The VIPAR Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference will take place October 14-19 at the JW Marriott Marco Island in Marco Island, Florida. This year’s theme, “Accelerate: Investing in Tomorrow,” emphasizes the organization’s focus on opportunities and solutions to...
Hoffman Estates, Ill. - August 1, 2018 -- The Collision Industry Hall of Eagles is pleased to announce it will hold its 2018 Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, August 7 at 8:30 p.m. (EDT) in Room B206 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. The event, held in conjunction with NACE...
NORTH CANTON, Ohio – Aug. 1, 2018 – Airtex-ASC has named Wendy Moneypenny as its new customer services manager, it was announced today by Charles Harris, senior director of sales and marketing for Airtex-ASC. In her new position, Moneypenny will manage the day-to-day operations of the Airtex-ASC...
The two top sellers at the Mecum Auction at the Portland Expo Center were a Ford GT and Chevy Camaro.
IDAHO The Lewiston Hot August Nights car event and concerts takes place Aug. 23-25, in downtown Lewiston. The three-day event features two classic car and motorcycle Show n’ Shines, a Les Schwab Sports Truck & 4x4 Show, multiple music events, and food booths. The largest event of its kind in...
Steve Schmalzried has retired from Southwestern Community College.
MIDWEST Michael Callison Jr. has been promoted to COO of Midwest Wheel Companies in Des Moines, Iowa. Reporting to John Minor, president and CEO, Callison joined the Midwest Wheel team more than 10 years ago and is the fifth generation of his family to hold a leadership role in Midwest Wheel...
Jarred Black, general manager, Larry H. Miller Toyota Boulder, presented a check for $10,000 to the Play Boulder Foundation on June 26.
MOUNTAIN REGION Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Bridgestone Americas announced that TireHub LLC, a joint venture in passenger and light truck tire distribution, began serving customers the first week of July. TireHub will provide U.S. tire dealers and retailers with a comprehensive range of...
APA has launched a new logo.
NATIONAL Jasper Engines and Transmissions has announced the following changes to its production leadership team. David Burbidge has been named general manager of Jasper Innovative Solutions (JIS). Luke Bawel has been named division manager of Jasper’s Power Drive Transmission Division. Sara Schmidt...

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