People & Places

STRONGSVILLE, OHIO – MAY 22, 2018 -- PPG recently was named a recipient of the 2018 CIO 100 Award for its innovative PAINTMANAGER® XI software platform, designed for its global refinish customers. The annual award program recognizes 100 organizations around the world that exemplify the highest...
(L to R): Rusty Bishop, CEO, Federated Auto Parts; Michael Cardone III, executive chairman, Cardone Industries; and Bo Fisher, chairman, Federated Auto Parts.
STAUNTON, Va. – May 22, 2018 – Michael Cardone Jr., co-founder of Cardone Industries, has been inducted into the Federated Auto Parts Vendor Hall of Fame. The Federated Hall of Fame induction took place during the recent Automotive Parts Services Group meeting in Grapevine, Texas. Cardone’s son,...
NGK's General Manager of the GM Account Toshio Lewis (left) and Vice President of OE Kent Howard.
Wixom, MI (May 15, 2018) – NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A), Inc. was named a Supplier of the Year by General Motors for the 10thtime during GM’s 26th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Friday, April 20 in Orlando, Florida. GM recognized 132 of its best suppliers from 17 countries who have...
(L to R): Steve Corey, David Arriaga and Jamie Nixon of Denso; Mike Mohler, The Group; Frank Choi, Steve Wellman, Rodney Whitlow and Masa Yamada of Denso; and Roy Kent, The Group
Grapevine, Texas and Staunton, Virginia – May 14, 2018 – The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) and 1Parts recently presented two international vendor awards for member support in North America as well as globally. The awards were presented during The Group’s member meeting held in...
At the award ceremony: (from left to right) James Danahy (GM Executive Director, Global Functional Leader Chassis Engineering), William Peers (MANN+HUMMEL Director Global Sales – GM), Joomi Kim (MANN+HUMMEL Sales Account Manager), Kai Knickmann (MANN+HUMMEL President & General Manager OE), Wade Sheffer (GM Managing Director)
Orlando/Ludwigsburg, Germany, 11th May 2018 – MANN+HUMMEL was named a Supplier of the Year by General Motors during their 26th annual ‘Supplier of the Year’ awards ceremony held Friday, April 20th in Orlando, Florida. The award specifically recognized MANN+HUMMEL’s air induction systems and was the...
Sacramento, Calif. – May 11, 2018 – The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) has launched an elite donor partner program called the AACF Champion program.   “AACF Champions are generous, big-hearted aftermarket brands and individuals that have committed to supporting aftermarket...
From left, Terry Ethier, vice president of aftermarket, Stant; Chris Murphy, vice president, Federated Auto Parts; and Joe Sotolongo, national sales and category manager, Stant .
CONNERSVILLE, Indiana – May 10, 2018 – The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) honored Stant Corporation as its Co-Man Vendor of the Year – Order Fill during The Group’s combined Federated Auto Parts and National Pronto Association member meeting in Grapevine, Texas. The prestigious award...
Farmington Hills, MI – ETI Congratulates the new Officers and Board Members on their election to office.  Officers (One-year term): President: Jim Fish (Lemur Vehicle Monitors)Vice President, Programs:  Kevin FitzPatrick (Autologic Diagnostics)Vice President, Marketing: Robert Vogt (IOSiX)Secretary...
Left to right; Jeremy Schultz Electronic Content Systems Manager; Patti Corso Catalog Manager Winhere Brake Parts, Inc.;   Efrain Tena Electronic Catalog Systems Manager O'Reilly Auto Parts.
May 1, 2018  (Bartlett IL)- O’Reilly Auto Parts has honored Winhere Brake Parts Inc. with their coveted Receiver’s Choice award for catalog excellence at the Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) Knowledge Exchange Conference in Ft. Worth, TX. The award is given annually by O’Reilly’s to...
Jasper Engines & Transmissions of South Charleston, West Virginia.  This location was JASPER's last independently-owned distributorship.
Jasper Engines & Transmissions is proud to announce the acquisition of Jasper Engines & Transmissions of South Charleston, West Virginia. The branch originally opened in 1976 as an independent distributorship, selling JASPER quality remanufactured products to customers in West Virginia. ...

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