People & Places

POWAY, Calif. – June 19, 2019 – Mitchell 1 will hold this year’s second Shop Management Workshop Sept. 19-21 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The training is designed for auto shop management software users who want to learn more advanced capabilities, shortcuts and new...
LENEXA, Kan., (June 17, 2019) – Automotive Parts Associates (APA) is partnering with industry-leading dispatch software company Elite EXTRA to provide shareholders with local logistics solutions to maximize every aspect of the delivery process. Elite EXTRA’s advanced dispatch order management...
SAN ANTONIO – Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper have selected 13 technicians from across the United States as finalists for their esteemed Technician of the Year award. These professionals earned this designation by staying up to date on certifications, furthering their education and training, and...
Nominations for I-CAR's Russ Verona Memorial Award (for a shop) and Jeff Silver Award (for an individual) are now open. These prestigious awards recognize deserving achievements in the collision repair industry. The awards honor former I-CAR CEO Jeff Silver and Russ Verona, owner of the first Gold...
June 13, 2019, Auburn Hills, Michigan – Mopar has launched a redesigned version of the brand’s official online headquarters, Mopar.com, featuring an owner-focused experience that places most vehicle information and customer-care resources just a click away. The new-look website, developed for the U...
Northbrook, IL—June 12, 2019—CIECA is conducting an industry-wide search to fill the position of executive director. This is a contract position and all applicants must apply by July 12, 2019. CIECA develops and promotes electronic communication standards that allow all collision industry...
LENEXA, Kan., (June 11, 2019) – Three grand prize winners and their guests spent the weekend of June 6-9 in Nashville, Tennessee with an all-expenses paid trip to see the top acts in country music for CMA Fest 2019, in the Automotive Parts Associates (APA) Nashville Roadtrip giveaway. The music-...
(L to R): Luke Smith, ACPN Chairman, Momentum USA, Inc. and the BPI Catalog team, Lee Rico, Krister Kittelson, Paul Gurns and Zack Rasmussen
MCHENRY, Ill. – June 11, 2019 – Brake Parts Inc LLC (BPI) recently received a silver Content Excellence Award for its Raybestos® web catalog from the Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) during its recent conference for catalog and content managers. “We are truly honored to be recognized...
Tribby Warfield, Chief Executive Officer at APC Automotive Technologies
APC Automotive Technologies, LLC (“APC” or the “Company”), a leading supplier of automotive, light truck and heavy-duty replacement parts, has announced the appointment of Tribby Warfield as its Chief Executive Officer and James McCoy as its Chief Operating Officer. The addition of these key senior...
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (June 7, 2019) – DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, has invested $1.95 million to open the North Technical Training Center at its Battle Creek, Michigan, facility. The center is designed to be at the forefront of automated and data-rich manufacturing, also known...

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