People & Places

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Oct. 30, 2018 – The winners of the AAPEX 2018 New Product and New Packaging Showcases were announced during an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at AAPEX in Las Vegas. To qualify for the 2018 judging process, products and packaging must be new and making their debut at AAPEX...
GERMANTOWN, Tenn., October 30, 2018 — The Automotive Distribution Network celebrated the opening of AAPEX with its 10th annual Network Reception at The Venetian in Las Vegas. With more than 1,200 attendees, the Network lived up to its name by welcoming its members, vendor partners and international...
has elected its officers for fiscal year 2019. An official confirmation vote was held during the recent University of the Aftermarket Foundation annual board of trustees meeting on Oct. 27. The new slate of officers are: Chairman – Robert Egan, MAAP, Egan & Associates Senior Vice Chairman –...
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., October 31, 2018 – I-CAR®, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, announced today the recipients of its annual I-CAR Awards, which recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to advancing technical education and professionalism in the...
BETHESDA, Md. – October 31, 2018 – Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, yesterday announced the winners of the 2018 Automotive Communications Awards. The winners were honored during the Women in Auto Care press conference that took place Tuesday, Oct. 30, during the...
LAS VEGAS, NV – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (Toyo Tires®) announces the winners of the Toyo Tires® SEMA Top Build Awards at the 2018 SEMA Show.  Two prizes have been awarded, a Best Toyo Tires SEMA Car Build and a Best Toyo Tires SEMA Truck/SUV Build.  Each winner received a check for $5,000 and a Toyo...
BETHESDA, Md. – November 1, 2018 – The Import Vehicle Community, a community of the Auto Care Association, yesterday announced the winners of the 2018 Import Vehicle Community People Awards, which annually honor men and women who have made significant contributions to the import automotive...
LAS VEGAS (Nov. 2, 2018) – SEMA, the trade association representing the $43 billion automotive specialty equipment industry, presented its top honors during the annual SEMA Awards Banquet last night at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Winners of the prestigious awards are:• SEMA Person of the Year...
The Subaru Rally Team USA of Patrik Sandell and Per Almquist won by 24 seconds after two days of competition.
People & Places          compiled by Jerold B. Smith   Wesco Group has announced that Color Compass Corporation has joined the Wesco family of companies. Color Compass, a PBE distributor in Western Canada, which includes the businesses of White & Peters, Chase, Rocky Mountain, Carlson and...
Michelle Johnson, senior manager, Aftersales Strategy for Nissan North America, addresses Ranken students and representatives during an announcement about their new partnership.
RIVER VALLEY Ranken Technical College is launching a new educational partnership with Nissan North America that will provide automotive students with specialized training, certifications and additional career opportunities with Nissan and Infiniti dealerships. As part of Ranken’s Automotive...

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