People & Places

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (April 10, 2019) -- Warren Kosikov has been named Vice President of Sales for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), where he will lead the sales team and guide the day-to-day sales strategy for both the SEMA and PRI Shows, SEMA News and Performance Racing Industry...
LEESBURG, Virginia, April 8, 2019 – ASE’s Advanced Engine Performance Specialist (L1) Test is celebrating its 25th birthday in 2019. By the end of this year, 100,000 service professionals will have earned the L1 credential since its inception. Combining complicated generic questions with others...
LENEXA, Kan. – (April 08, 2019) As a component of the Automotive Parts Associates (APA) multi-faceted rebranding strategy, the nonprofit cooperative is pleased to announce the launch of its new website www.APA.parts. The overhauled site features a contemporary design with engaging and enhanced...
SOUTHFIELD, Michigan ― Every day, at least nine Americans die and 100 are injured in distracted driving crashes*. In 2016, more than 3,000 people were killed by distracted drivers**. To end preventable injuries and death, DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, has donated $125,000 in...
New York, NY, April 1, 2019 -- Standard Motor Products, Inc. (NYSE: SMP), an automotive replacement parts manufacturer and distributor, announced today that it has acquired certain assets and liabilities of the Pollak business of Stoneridge, Inc. for approximately $40 million, subject to post-...
Grapevine, Texas and Staunton, Virginia – April 2, 2019 – DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., has been named 2018 Vendor of the Year by 1Parts North America. The coveted industry award was announced during the Automotive Parts...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance is thrilled to announce the signing of its newest shareholder member, IWI Motor Parts, effective April 1, 2019 (and no, we’re not joking!). IWI, based in Dubuque, Iowa, joins the Alliance as a Bumper to Bumper member. “We are tremendously...
Andrew Cardwell, Product Development Manager, Engine Parts Group, Inc.
Engine Pro has named Andrew Cardwell of Delphos, OH as its Product Development Manager. Cardwell is charged with researching and identifying new product opportunities, expanding current parts lines and overseeing new product introductions for the nationwide engine parts distribution company. In...
Denver and Colorado Springs were ranked among the worst U.S. cities for vehicle repair by RepairPal, which states, “As one of the economically hottest places in the country, the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metro area has a lot of people commuting to work. They’re also paying a lot for their car repair...
Brad Harder from Emporia, Kan., was recently awarded the 2019 World Class Technician award.
Brad Harder from Emporia, Kan., was recently awarded the 2019 World Class Technician award. The Auto Care Association, in partnership with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), provide the annual designation to recognize professional technicians who have achieved ASE...

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