People & Places

L) Jeff Guenther, Hastings Manufacturing; C) William E. Cook, Engine Pro; R) Dan Qualls, Hastings Manufacturing
Engine Parts Group, Inc., also known as Engine Pro, has recognized three automotive aftermarket manufacturers for their business performance achievements over the pastyear. The awards were presented at Engine Pro’s recent annual shareholder meeting in Dallas, TX. Hastings Manufacturing received the...
BETHESDA, Md. – December 13, 2018– The Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN), a community of the Auto Care Association, is now accepting entries for the 2019 ACPN Content Excellence Awards. The award ceremony will take place at the 46th annual ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference on April...
 CARSTAR RANKED AGAIN AMONG THE FRANCHISE ELITE FOR 2018,MOVES UP FIVE POSITIONS TO 103RD AMONG U.S. FRANCHISE SYSTEMS CHARLOTTE (December 12, 2018)– CARSTAR, North America’s largest network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities,has been ranked in Franchise Timesmagazine’s...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Dec. 11, 2018 – The AAPEX 2018 “It’s What’s Inside” print advertising campaign recently won a prestigious Art of the Show Competition award given by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). The AAPEX print campaign was selected for its creative use of...
CAWA Chair of the Board, Jack Gosnell of Next Level Parts, has appointed Tom Marx of Hart-Marx Advisors and the Marx Group to the Association’s Board of Directors. When Chair Gosnell announced the appointment he commented: “It’s great to see our members step forward and participate in CAWA’s...
Fletcher, NC, (December 6, 2018)…The North American motorsports division of MAHLE, MAHLE Motorsport, announces Joe Maylish has recently been hired to lead the company’s marketing department from headquarters in Fletcher, NC. MAHLE is the world's largest piston manufacturer, and the leading piston...
2018 SEMA Battle of the Builders winner “Tux,” 1969 Chevy Camaro
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - December 4, 2018 -- PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that an array of dazzling cars and trucks wearing PPG colors took top honors at the recent 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Cars and trucks that used PPG’s automotive refinish products claimed eleven awards including the Battle of...
2018 Channel Partner of the Year Award - Pictured Left to Right: JC Washbish, Fletcher Lord Jr., Fred Bunting, Dan Rader, (Seated) Christa Bryant, Scott Street, Greg David
Aventura, FL - The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance names Valvoline 2018 Channel Partner of the Year. Valvoline was welcomed to the stage as this year’s winner during the Alliance’s annual Channel Partner supplier awards ceremony at Turnberry Isle in Aventura, FL. “Valvoline is honored to have been...
     Jasper Engines and Transmissions is pleased to announce the naming of Joe McDonald as Vice President of Sales.      Joe started his career as a JASPER Outside Sales Representative at the Baltimore, Maryland, branch over 22 years ago.  He has been a Regional Vice President of Sales for 19 years...
Hartford, CT… Permatex, a leading innovator in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, has announced several organizational changes in its Automotive Aftermarket (AAM) Group. These include the appointment of Lee Burtelson as New VPGM for Engine Repair, the retirement of former...

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