People & Places

Bethesda, MD – Aug. 21, 2018 – National Pronto Association has become a Gold Lifetime Trustee of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation following its recent donation to the Foundation. “Pronto members have a long history of supporting industry training. They decided to make this most recent...
McGuire brings years of automotive aftermarket experience with a strong focus on the Jeep and off-road markets to the Lund International marketing department.
Buford, Ga. (August, 2018) – Lund International, the leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of branded automotive accessories for a full assortment of passenger cars, SUVs, vans, light trucks and Jeeps, today announced that it has hired industry veteran Lee McGuire as its new senior director...
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Aug. 17, 2018) – SEMA Ignited, the official after-party of the SEMA Show, will give the general public a first look at vehicles and products from the trade-only event at a new location this year, the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Platinum Lot, located on the east side of...
From left: Felix Hernandez, EPWI Account Manager – MAHLE: Paul Van Woensel, President – EPWI: John Douglas, General Manager of MAHLE Aftermarket US, Luke Van Woensel, Director of Marketing – EPWI; Roger Borer, Sales Manager – EPWI:  Olaf Henning, Managing Director of MAHLE Aftermarket Worldwide; and EPWI’s account manager Jesse Wadell – MAHLE.
Beaver Creek, Colo.—Engine & Performance Warehouse Inc. (EPWI) has named its 2017 “Vendor Of The Year” and “Representative Of The Year” at the Awards Dinner during EPWI’s annual summer conference in Beaver Creek, Colorado on Thursday, Aug. 9. EPWI named MAHLE Motorsports as the EPWI 2017 Vendor...
BETHESDA, Md. – August 15, 2018 – The Auto Care Association today announced the election of 11 members to its board of directors for 2018 – 2019. This board is effective as of July 1, 2018. The members of the Auto Care Association Board of Directors are: Mark Finestone, AutoZone, Inc. – Chairman...
MCHENRY, Ill. – Aug. 8, 2018 – Jeff Fedorchak, vice president of global operations, will retire from Brake Parts Inc (BPI) as of Sept. 30, 2018, it was announced today by David Overbeeke, president and CEO of Brake Parts Inc. “Jeff has been instrumental in shaping BPI’s global operations footprint...
BETHESDA, Md. – August 3, 2018 – The Auto Care Association today announced the promotion of Taylor Mitchell to Senior Vice President, Technology and Standards, where she will be instrumental in managing the technology department’s projects and industry initiatives, including the continued expansion...
Farmington Hills, MI, August 6, 2018 – Lumileds, a leading lighting solutions company for the automotive industry, has appointed Tina Smith as its National Sales Manager for the traditional U.S. aftermarket. In this role, Smith will manage all aspects of the U.S. aftermarket sales program and...
Crystal Lake, IL – (Aug. 6, 2018) The VIPAR Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference will take place October 14-19 at the JW Marriott Marco Island in Marco Island, Florida. This year’s theme, “Accelerate: Investing in Tomorrow,” emphasizes the organization’s focus on opportunities and solutions to...
Hoffman Estates, Ill. - August 1, 2018 -- The Collision Industry Hall of Eagles is pleased to announce it will hold its 2018 Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, August 7 at 8:30 p.m. (EDT) in Room B206 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. The event, held in conjunction with NACE...

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