People & Places

Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper announced that Ronald D. Leach Jr., of Byrne’s Garage in New Albany, Ind., is among 13 Technician of the Year finalists. The shareholder member for Leach is Moog Louisville Warehouse. They will take a custom-tailored Automotive Service Excellence test to determine...
Georgia Seipel was inducted into the Sonoma Raceway Wall of Fame.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA The three-bay car service, Fast Track Oil Change, has opened in Middleton, reports National Oil & Lube News. Middletown’s Store 24 owner Palani Velloo opened Fast Track Oil Change, adjacent to Store 24. It is the only car service nearby for residents in Middletown, Cobb and...
Tire’s Warehouse has opened a 122,000-square-foot distribution center in Fresno.
Tire’s Warehouse Inc. (TWI) opened a new 122,000-square-foot distribution center in Fresno in early July, bridging the gap between TWI’s Southern and Northern California branches. It is the company’s eighth warehouse and brings its total distribution center square footage to more than 700,000. “The...
Kenneth L. Selinger has joined APC.
NATIONAL Kenneth L. Selinger has joined APC Automotive Technologies (APC) as vice president of Product Management for Centric Parts. The announcement was made by Greg Woo, president of Centric Parts, who noted that Selinger will be responsible for all market research, competitive analysis and...
GERMANTOWN, TENNESSEE, August 29, 2018 – The Automotive Distribution Network hosted its member shareholders and strategic manufacturer partners for its annual fall membership meeting, held Aug. 26–28, at the Westin Chicago Downtown. During the two-day event, the Network’s shareholders discussed...
Palm Beach Gardens, FL – August 30, 2018 –  Big O Tires®, one of North America's largest retail tire franchisors with nearly 450 stores in 23 states, is proud to recognize the 2017 Franchisees of the Year. • Brian and Chad Cunningham, multi-store owners in Colorado• Kent and Kory Coleman, multi-...
Sacramento, Calif. – August 28, 2018 – The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) today announced the passing of founding member, Joe Mittelman. Past CEO of The Mittelman Group for more than 50 years, and former chairman of the Auto Parts & Accessories Association, Joe Mittelman co...
GASTONIA, N.C. (August 28, 2018) – WIX® Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, has awarded $50,089.50 to national FFA chapters through a box top redemption program in partnership with the National FFA Organization. “The goal of the box top program is to support and inspire the...
SONOMA, Calif. (Aug. 21, 2018) – Sonoma Raceway’s annual June historic-car racing weekend, which has spanned more than 30 years, will take a spin under new management in 2019. Jeff O’Neill will lead the new group with plans to create a world-class event that will delight not only the drivers, but...
TROY, Michigan – AkzoNobel, a leading provider of automotive and specialty coatings, today announced that it has become an Automotive Management Institute (AMi) Foundation Partner. AMi is a Texas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-deductible education organization. The accreditation enables AkzoNobel...

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