People & Places

BETHESDA, Md. – October 23, 2018 – Women in Auto Care today announced the recipients of the 2018 Women of the Year Awards. The Women of the Year Awards include the “Auto Care Woman of the Year”, “Auto Care Woman of Excellence” and “Female Shop Owner of the Year,” which annually recognize the...
Cleveland, Ohio [October 22, 2018]: Transtar Industries, LLC, an integrated portfolio of companies that manufactures and globally distributes automotive aftermarket products and solutions, has an exclusive partnership with Drew Technologies, the industry leader in vehicle reprogramming, to offer...
Madison, Ind. (October 18, 2018) – Forward Lift, a leading manufacturer of light-duty and heavy-duty vehicle lifts, is marking its 50th anniversary in 2018. As part of the celebration, the brand is rolling out an updated logo and new product-focused advertising and social media campaigns. “Many...
Monroe, Michigan – Tenneco hosted the Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper 2018 Fall Service Center Advisory Council (SCAC) meeting in Dearborn, Michigan October 8-11,  2018.  In attendance were 10 Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper SCAC members from the United States and Canada, along with key Aftermarket...
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., October 16, 2018 – Following its successful launch earlier this year, the I-CAR® Sustaining Partner™ program is already providing value to the collision repair industry. Since that launch, the following organizations have joined the program: AkzoNobel; Autel Diagnostic...
From left, Director of Administration Karen McLain, President Richard C. Menneg, and VP Karen Dee.
Linthicum, MD, October 8th, 2018 – Automotive Training Institute (ATI), a leading automotive business coaching and training company, raised over $70,000 for Kids Beating Cancer (KBC) from attendees at its annual SuperConference. This year’s conference was hosted near KBC’s facility in Orlando, FL...
Woody Knopf, chairman, Knopf Automotive LLC, is the recipient of the second annual Michael Cardone Leadership Award. The award was created by MERA -- The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing -- to recognize individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership in remanufacturing and...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Oct. 11, 2018 – The NARSA Mobile Heat Transfer/Heating/Air Conditioning Pavilion at AAPEX 2018 will feature a global marketplace for service replacement parts and everything related to heat exchange, including finished products, manufacturing machinery, materials and supplies....
Crystal Lake, IL – (Oct. 9, 2018) Former NFL and college football coach, Jimmy Johnson, has been named as the keynote speaker at the 2018 VIPAR Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference, taking place October 14-19 in Marco Island, Florida. Johnson, a famed NFL coach credited as the architect of the...
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Oct. 9, 2018 – MAHLE Service Solutions will host auto repair experts Eric “TheCarGuy” Cook and Charles “Humble Mechanic” Sanville during meet and greet events at AAPEX 2018 in Las Vegas. MAHLE Service Solutions recently announced Cook and Sanville as brand ambassadors to...

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