People & Places

Mark Cali, Head of Independent Aftermarket for United States and Canada, ZF Aftermarket.
ZF Aftermarket announces the appointment of Mark Cali to Head of the Independent Aftermarket for the United States and Canada. Cali will be responsible for growing the aftermarket sales and expanding product distribution throughout the region. He succeeds Mark Thorpe, who resigned from the company...
Bill Perlmutter, our newest member of the team, has been added as Eastern District Sales Manager.
Farmington Hills, MI — January 2, 2018 — Akebono Brake Corporation today announced several organizational changes to the aftermarket field sales team. Mike Spain has been promoted to the position of Eastern Region Sales Manager.  Bill Perlmutter, our newest member of the team, has been added to...
Mt Gilead, OH, (January 8, 2019)…In support of breast cancer research, Lubrication Specialties Inc., manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret performance fuel and oil additives and ADRENALINE race oil, announce a contribution of $5,950 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The funds were raised...
Jacksonville, FL January 8, 2019 – AirPro Diagnostics, the industry leader in remote OEM diagnostic scanning, programming, safety system and ADAS calibrations, is proud to announce the hiring of Frank LaViola as Senior Sales & Marketing Consultant. LaViola brings with him over 25 years of...
EUGENE, OREGON, January 7, 2019 – Industrial Finishes & Systems Inc., a leading distributor of automotive paint, equipment and supplies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gay Brown as Vice Chairman. As the daughter of Industrial Finishes Chairman, Stuart Barr, Brown has extensive...
January 3, 2019 Laguna Hills, CA – Assured Performance is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Chris Nichols as Vice President of Sales and Strategic Initiatives.  Chris will assume responsibility for all sales activities, new product and service line introduction, and strategic growth...
LEESBURG, Virginia, January 2, 2019 -- ASE and the ASE Education Foundation have announced the following staff changes effective January 1, 2019. After seven years of leading the Education Foundation, Trish Serratore has decided to transition to part-time status and will move back to ASE as Senior...
Dave Conant is the 2019 recipient of the David F. Mungenast Lifetime Achievement Award.
Newport Beach auto dealer Dave Conant will be honored with the 2019 David F. Mungenast Lifetime Achievement Award during the American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA)’s 49th Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Jan. 27, in San Francisco. The award is presented each year to an industry...
The AAPEX 2018 ad campaign wins an Art of the Show Competition award.
NATIONAL The Automotive Distribution Network has continued its annual donation to the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF). The foundation helps put food on the table and provides shelter and other basic necessities for automotive aftermarket businesses and their families until they...
From left: Mario Corral, Jonathan Cecil, and Abraham Giles
COLORADO The annual ASA Colorado Summit is scheduled for Jan. 26 from 7 a.m.—5 p.m. at Lincoln College of Technology, 11194 E 45th Ave, Denver. The Summit offers networking opportunities and extensive training opportunities. The price for ASA members is $175 and $200 for non-members. Attendees can...

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