People & Places

At the award ceremony: (from left to right) James Danahy (GM Executive Director, Global Functional Leader Chassis Engineering), William Peers (MANN+HUMMEL Director Global Sales – GM), Joomi Kim (MANN+HUMMEL Sales Account Manager), Kai Knickmann (MANN+HUMMEL President & General Manager OE), Wade Sheffer (GM Managing Director)
Orlando/Ludwigsburg, Germany, 11th May 2018 – MANN+HUMMEL was named a Supplier of the Year by General Motors during their 26th annual ‘Supplier of the Year’ awards ceremony held Friday, April 20th in Orlando, Florida. The award specifically recognized MANN+HUMMEL’s air induction systems and was the...
Sacramento, Calif. – May 11, 2018 – The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) has launched an elite donor partner program called the AACF Champion program.   “AACF Champions are generous, big-hearted aftermarket brands and individuals that have committed to supporting aftermarket...
From left, Terry Ethier, vice president of aftermarket, Stant; Chris Murphy, vice president, Federated Auto Parts; and Joe Sotolongo, national sales and category manager, Stant .
CONNERSVILLE, Indiana – May 10, 2018 – The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) honored Stant Corporation as its Co-Man Vendor of the Year – Order Fill during The Group’s combined Federated Auto Parts and National Pronto Association member meeting in Grapevine, Texas. The prestigious award...
Farmington Hills, MI – ETI Congratulates the new Officers and Board Members on their election to office.  Officers (One-year term): President: Jim Fish (Lemur Vehicle Monitors)Vice President, Programs:  Kevin FitzPatrick (Autologic Diagnostics)Vice President, Marketing: Robert Vogt (IOSiX)Secretary...
Left to right; Jeremy Schultz Electronic Content Systems Manager; Patti Corso Catalog Manager Winhere Brake Parts, Inc.;   Efrain Tena Electronic Catalog Systems Manager O'Reilly Auto Parts.
May 1, 2018  (Bartlett IL)- O’Reilly Auto Parts has honored Winhere Brake Parts Inc. with their coveted Receiver’s Choice award for catalog excellence at the Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) Knowledge Exchange Conference in Ft. Worth, TX. The award is given annually by O’Reilly’s to...
Jasper Engines & Transmissions of South Charleston, West Virginia.  This location was JASPER's last independently-owned distributorship.
Jasper Engines & Transmissions is proud to announce the acquisition of Jasper Engines & Transmissions of South Charleston, West Virginia. The branch originally opened in 1976 as an independent distributorship, selling JASPER quality remanufactured products to customers in West Virginia. ...
GASTONIA, N.C. (May 2, 2018) – WIX® Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, was honored with the Silver ACPN Content Excellence Award in the Web Catalog category for wixfilters.com.  The website provides an easy interface to access cataloging content for all WIX products, including...
Mudlick Mail Appoints Zenon Olbrys CFO
Acworth, GA – Direct mail provider Mudlick Mail has appointed Zenon Olbrys Chief Financial Officer. Olbrys is a financial and operational business expert, who has specialized in start-ups, business transformations and high-growth companies. For more than two decades, Olbrys has led private equity...
From left, Jim Zhang, owner, Friction One; Mike Allen, vice president, member services, Federated Auto Parts; and Jerry Dollar, sales manager, Friction One
Grapevine, Texas and Staunton, Virginia – May 3, 2018 – During its recent national meeting held in Grapevine, Texas, the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) honored vendor partner Friction One as Co-Man Vendor of the Year for outstanding overall performance.   “The Co-Man operation has...
Jasper Engines & Transmissions was recently named as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers for 2018 by Forbes magazine. According to Forbes, JASPER ranked 72nd out of 500 nationwide companies with 1,000 to 5,000 employees.   JASPER was ranked as America’s top midsize company in the Automotive...

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