People & Places

Technician John Gengel of Bellevue Tires & Auto Service won Gates/ASE Master Automobile & L1 Technician of the Year award.
MIDWEST Technician John Gengel of Bellevue Tires & Auto Service has won the Gates/ASE Master Automobile & L1 Technician of the Year award. Overall, 52 automotive professionals were recently recognized at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of ASE in Florida. The annual awards banquet...
The annual “Race to the Holidays” Children’s Christmas Party at Sonoma Raceway has drawn more than 3,300 children since its inception in 2005.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA The California state minimum wage will increase on Jan. 1, to $11 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees and to $12 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees. More than 300 Sonoma Valley children enjoyed a festive day at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday at the 14th...
Mike Melting, automotive instructor in Keizer, has been honored by his district for his efforts as a teacher and volunteer.
IDAHO Technician Dan Nelson of Larry Miller Subaru in Boise was recently honored at the ASE Annual Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He received the Subaru/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year award based on top scores on his ASE tests, as well as job excellence and community service. Nelson...
Eric Hummel, owner of 5 Star Auto Body, opened a new facility in Arnold, Mo.
RIVER VALLEY Eric Hummel, owner of 5 Star Auto Body, opened a new facility in Arnold, Mo., after Christmas and is located at 1535 Big Bill Road. It features 21,000 square feet and has a new Global Finishing ULTRA XD Truck Booth, mixing room and a DUAL CTOF Prep Booth, as well as Graco air and...
CLEVELAND – December 20, 2018 – Matrix Automotive Finishes® has selected 13 unique vehicles for its 2019 calendar. Builds ranging from mid-century trucks to cutting-edge custom motorcycles display what can only be described as inventive and dramatic paint jobs brought to life by some of the...
Plano, TX December 20th, 2018 – Repairify, Inc., the maker of the patented asTech® diagnostic device is excited to announce the appointment of Rob Wagman to its Board of Directors, in the role of Chairman. Mr. Wagman previously served as the President and CEO of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) from...
Rob, TechForce Foundation's announcement naming the winners of our first ever Techs Rock Awards is below. We received broad interest in the awards, and I thought your readers may find the winners of interest. Please let me know if you have any questions. I can be reached by email, or by phone at...
TROY, Michigan – Looking for a last-minute holiday gift or planning to transform your classic car in 2019? Today, AkzoNobel – a leading provider of vehicle refinishing products – and Dave Kindig, renowned hot rod builder and host of Motor Trend television program “Bitchin’ Rides,” announced they...
John Washbish
John R. Washbish declared a 2019 Outstanding Business Leader honoree by the Northwood University Board of Trustees. Washbish, President and CEO of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., is fifty-year automotive aftermarket industry veteran. Conceived by Dr. Arthur E. Turner, co-founder of...
ATLANTA -- Genuine Parts Co. announced the promotion of Kevin E. Herron to president of the U.S. Automotive Parts Group and Randall P. Breaux to president of Motion Industries, the company’s industrial business. Herron was previously executive vice president of the U.S. Automotive Parts Group and...

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