People & Places

June 8, 2018, Auburn Hills, Mich. – The FCA US LLC Mopar Parts Distribution Center (PDC) in Romulus, Michigan, has been honored with the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold award for achieving excellence in green building standards. Administered by the United...
Richard Sullivan, NTK Technologies Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer.
Wixom, MI – NTK Technologies, Inc. is excited to announce Richard Sullivan as senior vice president and chief administration officer. Sullivan joins NTK Technologies from Wells Vehicle Electronics, where he held a similar role as executive vice president. Both companies are subsidiaries of NGK...
BROWNSVILLE, TX., June 7, 2018 – TRICO® Group recently received the Certificate of Excellence Silver Supplier Award from General Motors (GM), in recognition of TRICO® Products. The award comes from the GM Customer Care and Aftersales division, recognizing TRICO for outstanding 2017 on-time shipping...
 Randy Spangler is 2018 AAM W.O.W. Award Winner
June 5, 2018 (JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.) — The AAM Group™, the largest program distribution group in the SEMA marketplace, has named PACE™ Test Manager Randy Spangler as the organization’s 2018 Employee of the Year and recipient of the W.O.W. Award. In the past year Spangler was instrumental in...
Jim Nelson is vice president of GFS' new aftermarket business unit.
Osseo, Wis. – Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) has developed a new business unit that will better align departments to support the growing needs of GFS customers for aftermarket service and support of their equipment. GFS' field services, parts and filters sales, preventative maintenance and...
Lynnwood, Wash. – The Wesco Group Inc. has completed its acquisition of Auto Paint Specialty (APS,) a three-store PPG platinum distributor in the western Washington area. Dan Gemeroy, the president of APS, has joined the acquisition team at the Wesco Group. Gemeroy said, “the decision became easy...
Grapevine, Texas and Staunton, Virginia – June 5, 2018 – Over 100 golfers, which included members and vendor partners of the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group), helped raise over $350,000 for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign at The Group Toys for Tots Golf Tournament...
Dearborn, MI – May 30, 2018: Axalta Coating Systems was recognized as a top-performing global supplier for Ford Motor Company at the 20th annual Ford World Excellence Awards. Only 88 companies were selected as finalists from thousands of Ford suppliers globally. Axalta was presented with a Green...
Phoenix, AZ — The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance welcomed nearly 500 attendees to their annual Summer Shareholder Meeting starting on Sunday, June 3, at the Arizona Biltmore Waldorf Astoria hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. On Sunday, open and closed committee meetings were held for shareholder members,...
The ASA Board and the directors of Lincoln Tech congratulate scholarship winner Robert Wierman.
COLORADO ASA Colorado will host several training seminars throughout the Denver-metro area and on the Western Slope in June. On June 5-6 from 6-9:30 p.m., Greg Marchand will deliver a seminar on “Telephone Skills” and “Dealing with Upset Customers” at Western Colorado Community College, Room 171,...

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.