People & Places

Pickens Technical College announced Elmer Hernandez as the SkillsUSA National Refinishing Champion for 2018.
compiled by Shane Rohleder   COLORADO The annual ASA Colorado Summit is scheduled for Jan. 26, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lincoln College of Technology, 11194 E 45th Ave, Denver, Colo.. The Summit offers networking opportunities and extensive training opportunities. The price for ASA members is $175...
Barry Dunkin retired as sales manager with Meyers Brothers Kansas City
MIDWEST Barry Dunkin retired as sales manager with Meyers Brothers Kansas City after 21 years with the company. Dunkin previously worked for Hunter Engineering as a sales representative from 1986 to 1997. Taking over the role of sales manager will be Joel Ecton. Ecton can be reached at joel@...
National PRONTO’s Bill Maggs (left) presents the Jack Creamer Leader of the Year Award to Federated’s Larry Pavey.
The Jack Creamer Leader of the Year Award was given to Larry Pavey, CEO, Automotive Parts Services Group and president, Federated Auto Parts. The award is given to an individual who has contributed in a unique and monumental way while employed in the auto care industry. The award was presented by...
BASF was honored with a BMW Supplier Innovation Award 2018 as the winner in the Sustainability category. BMW Group said BASF achieved the best performance in CO2 emissions in the report published by the non-governmental organization CDP. BASF’s anchoring of the fight against climate change within...
Airtex-ASC has named Trevor Lilovich as account manager, according to Charles Harris, senior director of sales and marketing for Airtex-ASC.
NORTH CANTON, Ohio – Nov. 27, 2018 – Airtex-ASC has named Trevor Lilovich as account manager, according to Charles Harris, senior director of sales and marketing for Airtex-ASC. “We are pleased to welcome Trevor to the Airtex-ASC sales team,” said Harris. “Trevor has an excellent reputation in the...
GERMANTOWN, Tenn., November 19, 2018 – The Automotive Distribution Network has continued its annual donation to the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF). Annual contributions, like these from The Network, are vital to the AACF.  The foundation helps put food on the table and provides...
PPG receives the 2018 Diamond Award from Uni-Select. The prestigious award recognizes dependable, detail-oriented supplier support. From left: Pascal Leduc, director, Uni-Select; Miguel Angers, vice president, Uni-Select; Tom Maziarz, general manager, PPG; Greg DeCamp, zone director, PPG; Norm Angrove, director, PPG; Steve Zweig, director distribution, PPG; Michel Charbonneau, vice president, Uni-Select; Brent Windom, president and chief operating officer, Uni-Select.
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - November 20, 2018PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it is the recipient of Uni-Select’s 2018 Diamond Award, which is given to the supplier that has provided the most dependable and detail-oriented support to Uni-Select customers. PPG, which supplies automotive refinish...
(L to R) Jens Schueler, Import Vehicle Community Chairman, presents the 2018 Best Performance Product Award to Monika LaPrete, Marketing Communications Director - CRP Industries, Alex Ragucci, CRP Automotive Product Manager, and Abe Garweg, CRP Automotive VP of Innovation.
Cranbury, NJ… CRP Automotive (crpautomotive.com), a leading source of OE-quality replacement and service parts, received the Best Performance Product Award from the Import Vehicle Community at their annual Import Products and Marketing Awards ceremony during the 2018 Automotive Aftermarket Products...
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes joined CIECA as a new Corporate Member. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, the company manufactures and distributes a complete line of advanced technology paint and coating systems for the automotive refinishing industry. “We are thrilled to join CIECA and its efforts to...
Jacksonville, FL – Nov. 13, 2018 – While speaking before the most recent Collision Industry Conference held in Las Vegas, NV announcing the official launch of his new book, YesterWreck: The History of the Collision Repair Industry In America, industry veteran and author Gary Ledoux stopped to call...

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