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GASTONIA, N.C. (May 2, 2018) – WIX® Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, was honored with the Silver ACPN Content Excellence Award in the Web Catalog category for wixfilters.com.  The website provides an easy interface to access cataloging content for all WIX products, including...
Mudlick Mail Appoints Zenon Olbrys CFO
Acworth, GA – Direct mail provider Mudlick Mail has appointed Zenon Olbrys Chief Financial Officer. Olbrys is a financial and operational business expert, who has specialized in start-ups, business transformations and high-growth companies. For more than two decades, Olbrys has led private equity...
From left, Jim Zhang, owner, Friction One; Mike Allen, vice president, member services, Federated Auto Parts; and Jerry Dollar, sales manager, Friction One
Grapevine, Texas and Staunton, Virginia – May 3, 2018 – During its recent national meeting held in Grapevine, Texas, the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) honored vendor partner Friction One as Co-Man Vendor of the Year for outstanding overall performance.   “The Co-Man operation has...
Jasper Engines & Transmissions was recently named as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers for 2018 by Forbes magazine. According to Forbes, JASPER ranked 72nd out of 500 nationwide companies with 1,000 to 5,000 employees.   JASPER was ranked as America’s top midsize company in the Automotive...
MCHENRY, Illinois, April 30, 2018 – Brake Parts Inc (BPI) was named a 2017 GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 26th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held recently in Orlando, Florida. GM recognized 132 of its best suppliers from 17 countries who have consistently...
PHILADELPHIA (April 27, 2018) — Leading supplier of automotive replacement parts, CARDONE Industries, has won five top awards through the Automotive Content Professionals Network’s (ACPN) 2018 Content Excellence Awards. CARDONE earned the bronze award for Paper Catalog as well as four of the eight...
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL (April 27, 2018) – FinishMaster has donated $50,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation in celebration of the company’s 50th Anniversary. The contribution from FinishMaster provides crucial support for the Education Foundation and its ability to support high school and...
automotive supplier DENSO Corp., is pleased to announce promotions to its senior management team. Effective April 1, the changes support the company’s ongoing expansion to meet the growing demand for DENSO aftermarket automotive, commercial and industrial products. Steve Corey has been promoted to...
Dale E. Hopkins, Chief Information Officer
San Antonio, TX – Dale E. Hopkins, Chief Information Officer at the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, was a keynote speaker at last week’s Auto Care Association’s Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) Knowledge Exchange Conference in Fort Worth, TX from April 15-18, 2018. Speaking to over...
OSSEO, Wisc. – Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS) is excited to announce the promotion of Steve Love to manager of the parts and filters sales department. Love has been with GFS since 2014, working within the industrial sales business unit. He began his career with GFS as an estimator, and in 2016...

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