People & Places

From left: James Danahy, GM Executive Director, Global Functional Leader Chassis Engineering  Jerry Beemer, GM Director, Global Transmission Hardware Engineering  Kurk Wilks, President Original Equipment, MANN+HUMMEL  William Peers, Global Director Sales, MANN+HUMMEL  David Drouillard, GM Executive Director, Engine, Transmission and Thermal Purchasing
Detroit/Ludwigsburg, Germany, June 07 2019 – MANN+HUMMEL was named a Supplier of the Year by General Motors during their 27th annual ‘Supplier of the Year’ awards ceremony held in Detroit in May. It is the 24th time MANN+HUMMEL has received the award. “We hold our suppliers to a high bar,” said...
CIECA announced today that Fred Iantorno, CIECA’s executive director, has officially resigned from his position effective July 31, 2019. “We are incredibly appreciative of the contributions that Fred has made to CIECA over the years and he will be truly missed,” said Steve Betley, CIECA’s chairman...
From left: Hau Thai-Tang (Ford), Michael Schwab (NGK) and Linda Cash (Ford).
DEARBORN, Mich.,June 4, 2019 – NGK Spark Plugs was recognized as a top-performing global supplier at the 21st annual Ford World Excellence Awards. NGK was presented with a Smart Brand Pillar Award by Hau Thai-Tang, Ford chief product development and purchasing officer and Linda Cash, Ford vice...
ELGIN, Ill., June 4, 2019 – Tom O’Brien, president for SKF Vehicle Service Market North America (VSM NA), has retired from the company as of May 31. O’Brien has held the position of president for SKF VSM NA since early 2014. O’Brien has dedicated more than 40 years of experience to the automotive...
Bethesda, Md. – June 4, 2019 –The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) welcomes Richard and Lisa Beirne as a new lifetime trustee and thanks them for their generous support of the foundation.  “We feel very fortunate to be part of the aftermarket community, and as a way to give back to an...
SALT LAKE CITY(June 3, 2019) – Larry H. Miller Dealerships announced today that 16 of its dealerships received top awards from their respective manufacturers: Larry H. Miller Lexus Murray, Larry H. Miller Lexus Lindon and Larry H. Miller Lexus Spokane received the Elite of Lexus Award for 2018,...
Jasper Engines & Transmissions recently announced their New Part Supplier Award winners for calendar year 2018 performance. There were nine (9) corporate recipients named in the following three categories: GROWTH AWARDS:  Aisin World Corp. of AmericaCometic Gasket Inc.ElringKlinger AG        ...
BETHESDA, Md. – May 30, 2019 – Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, today announced the opening of its 2019 Automotive Communications Awards. The annual awards recognize companies and agencies that provide automotive information to consumers and trade professionals through...
Leesburg, VA, May 30, 2019 – Members of the ASE Training Managers Council (ATMC) gathered in Dallas for the group's 45th annual conference (held April 9-11) to share their collective knowledge, look into the future of how people will learn, and enjoy a unique networking opportunity for the...
ATLANTA, May 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- NAPA AUTO PARTS today announced GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS has officially certified the company's world record of 7,197 cars washed in an eight-hour period, set on April 27, 2019, smashing the previous record of 6,277 cars washed, which has stood since October 2012...

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