People & Places

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Vice President of Marketing JC Washbish kicked off Monday morning with an orientation breakfast.
ORLANDO, Fla. – Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper kicked off a magical week in Central Florida on May 12 as staff members welcomed more than 250 guests to the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel for the Orlando Experience sweepstakes. “It’s the best trip I ever won,” said Terri Wedl, an Auto Value customer of...
POWAY, Calif. – May 14, 2019 – The Mitchell 1 SocialCRM shop marketing service has recently been named a Google Badge Partner. The certification recognizes expertise in managing high-performing Google pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns, and demonstrated Google Ads skill and expertise by passing...
MEMA President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Long has been selected to serve on the board of the Automotive Hall of Fame. During his three-year board term, Long will help oversee the Hall of Fame’s financial direction and help preserve the mission of this prestigious organization. As part of his...
SALT LAKE CITY (May 13, 2019) — The Congressional Award Foundation announced yesterday that it will honor Gail Miller with the Horizon Award at the annual Gold Medal Ceremony on Capitol Hill on June 20, 2019. A special recognition from the Joint Leadership Commission of The Congressional Award...
From left: Cheryl Boswell, WIN Chair; Jenny Anderson, WIN Vice-Chair; Louisa Martone, WIN Treasurer; Kathy Coffey, WIN Secretary; Michelle Sullivan, WIN Immediate Past Chair
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., May 10, 2019: The Women’s Industry Network (WIN), today confirmed at its Board meeting at the annual Educational Conference at the Westin Beachfront Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Fla, the officers who will serve on its 2019-2020 Executive Committee.   The following appointments...
May 7, 2019 (Bartlett IL)- Winhere Brake Parts, Inc. has announced the addition of aftermarket industry veteran Russ Barker as the new Director of Sales.  Prior to joining Winhere, Barker was the Director of Sales and Marketing for GB Remanufacturing. He brings over 26 years of automotive...
LENEXA Kan. (May 6, 2019) – Automotive Parts Associates (APA) released details for the 39th Annual Shareholder and Supplier Conference to be held March 18-20, 2020 at the seaside Hyatt Regency Mission Bay & Marina hotel in San Diego, California. The conference will utilize the successful new...
BETHESDA, Md. – May 3, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced Mike Tanner as director, vehicle communications. In this role, he serves as the association’s lead technical subject matter expert for vehicle connectivity related projects and initiatives, including conducting field testing...
Dale E. Hopkins, vice president and chief information officer of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (left) and Ethan Love, business intelligence manager at the Alliance, presented the Automotive Content Professionals Network 2019 Receiver’s Choice Award to Denso Products and Services Americas, Inc. while at the network’s Knowledge Exchange conference in Tampa, Fla. on May 1.
TAMPA, Fla. – The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance was excited to name Denso Products and Services Americas, Inc. as the winner of the 2019 Receiver’s Choice Award, presented at the Auto Care Association’s Automotive Content Professionals Network Knowledge Exchange Conference May 1 in Tampa, Fla....
From left: Kim Tingley, KYB; Rayn Dickerman, KYB; Paul Kratzer, KYB; Mike Fiorito, KYB; and Chris Murphy, Federated Auto Parts.
NATIONAL Two supplier partners of the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) were honored at The Group’s recent national meeting. KYB was chosen by members as the Co-Man Vendor of the Year and Autolite was recognized as Co-Man Vendor of the Year for Order Fill. The vendor awards honor supplier...

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