People & Places

BETHESDA, Md. – March 27, 2018 – The Auto Care Association today announced the latest recipients of the prestigious 2018 World Class Technician award. In partnership with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the two organizations provide this annual designation to...
LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., has earned the Automotive Distribution Network’s 2017 Exceptional Sales Team Support Award. The honor was announced March 15 during the opening session of The Network’s...
Donald Weber, President of Engine Parts Group, Inc., and well respected aftermarket industry executive, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018. Reflecting on Don’s abilities, EPGI’s current chairman, Paul Van Woensel of Engine & Performance Warehouse commented, “Don was an extraordinary thinker, a...
MCHENRY, Ill. – March 20, 2018 – Brake Parts Inc (BPI) received the NAPA Service Award during the annual NAPA Vendor Summit, held recently in Atlanta, Georgia. Accepting the award for BPI were Joe Parzick, chairman of the board; David Overbeeke, president and CEO; Paul Ferrandino, chief commercial...
MCHENRY, Illinois – March 19, 2018 – Sam Rusenovich has joined Brake Parts Inc (BPI) as the director of customer experience, it was announced today by Paul Ferrandino, chief commercial officer for Brake Parts Inc. “We welcome Sam to the BPI team and are pleased to have him on board as our director...
North Richland Hills, Texas, March 14, 2018 ­- The Automotive Management Institute (AMi), the industry's leading nonprofit provider and collaborator of administration and management education for automotive collision and mechanical service repair professionals, announced Michael Cassata joined the...
GASTONIA, N.C., March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NAPA Filters has been recognized by NAPA with its Spirit of NAPA Award. This marks a record setting 11th time NAPA Filters has been honored with this award, the most by any supplier. NAPA Filters, whose products are manufactured by MANN+HUMMEL,...
CLEVELAND, OHIO [MARCH 1, 2018]: Transtar Industries, LLC, an integrated portfolio of companies that manufactures and globally distributes automotive aftermarket products and solutions, has named Neil Sethi as Chief Executive Officer. Sethi returned to Transtar in 2017 as President and COO, having...
Troy, Mich., March 6, 2018 – Valeo received Regional Certification as a Top Employer in North America by the Top Employers Institute for the first time. Valeo was previously a Top Employer in both Mexico and the United States from 2014 to 2017.   Valeo is one of only 14 companies to receive the...
Willowbrook, IL, March 1, 2018 -- Midtronics, Inc. President and CEO Steve McShane today announced the promotion of Will Sampson to Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Transportation Division, effective immediately. The new role adds Transportation Division sales and engineering...

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