People & Places

MCHENRY, Illinois – March 19, 2018 – Sam Rusenovich has joined Brake Parts Inc (BPI) as the director of customer experience, it was announced today by Paul Ferrandino, chief commercial officer for Brake Parts Inc. “We welcome Sam to the BPI team and are pleased to have him on board as our director...
North Richland Hills, Texas, March 14, 2018 ­- The Automotive Management Institute (AMi), the industry's leading nonprofit provider and collaborator of administration and management education for automotive collision and mechanical service repair professionals, announced Michael Cassata joined the...
GASTONIA, N.C., March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NAPA Filters has been recognized by NAPA with its Spirit of NAPA Award. This marks a record setting 11th time NAPA Filters has been honored with this award, the most by any supplier. NAPA Filters, whose products are manufactured by MANN+HUMMEL,...
CLEVELAND, OHIO [MARCH 1, 2018]: Transtar Industries, LLC, an integrated portfolio of companies that manufactures and globally distributes automotive aftermarket products and solutions, has named Neil Sethi as Chief Executive Officer. Sethi returned to Transtar in 2017 as President and COO, having...
Troy, Mich., March 6, 2018 – Valeo received Regional Certification as a Top Employer in North America by the Top Employers Institute for the first time. Valeo was previously a Top Employer in both Mexico and the United States from 2014 to 2017.   Valeo is one of only 14 companies to receive the...
Willowbrook, IL, March 1, 2018 -- Midtronics, Inc. President and CEO Steve McShane today announced the promotion of Will Sampson to Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Transportation Division, effective immediately. The new role adds Transportation Division sales and engineering...
Acworth, GA – Private equity firm Clearview Capital announced today the acquisition, in partnership with management, of direct mail provider Mudlick Mail. The transaction closed on February 14, 2018. Mudlick President and co-founder Tim Ross will assume the role of Mudlick’s CEO and will retain a...
Ludwigsburg/Germany – March 5, 2018 – Shareholders’ representatives of the MANN+HUMMEL Group, Thomas Fischer and Manfred Wolf, have accepted CEO Alfred Weber’s request to leave the company. Weber had previously ruled out a contract extension beyond 2018 in the summer of 2017, and has now asked to...
Will Rogers returns to Denver from Spokane, Wash., to serve as the Denver DC’s general manager.
MOUNTAIN Will Rogers has been named general manager for NAPA’s Denver distribution center. He replaces Riley Pratt. Rogers’ career with NAPA spans 31 years, which began in Albuquerque, then in Denver where he served as the DC’s district manager and sales manager for eight years, Spokane, Washington...
MIDWEST Two license plate bills have been introduced in the South Dakota House of Representatives. The first bill would increase the mileage limitation from 6,000 to 9,000 miles per year for special-interest vehicles and permit the vehicles to have personalized plates. A second bill would allow...

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