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Acworth, GA – Private equity firm Clearview Capital announced today the acquisition, in partnership with management, of direct mail provider Mudlick Mail. The transaction closed on February 14, 2018. Mudlick President and co-founder Tim Ross will assume the role of Mudlick’s CEO and will retain a...
Ludwigsburg/Germany – March 5, 2018 – Shareholders’ representatives of the MANN+HUMMEL Group, Thomas Fischer and Manfred Wolf, have accepted CEO Alfred Weber’s request to leave the company. Weber had previously ruled out a contract extension beyond 2018 in the summer of 2017, and has now asked to...
Will Rogers returns to Denver from Spokane, Wash., to serve as the Denver DC’s general manager.
MOUNTAIN Will Rogers has been named general manager for NAPA’s Denver distribution center. He replaces Riley Pratt. Rogers’ career with NAPA spans 31 years, which began in Albuquerque, then in Denver where he served as the DC’s district manager and sales manager for eight years, Spokane, Washington...
MIDWEST Two license plate bills have been introduced in the South Dakota House of Representatives. The first bill would increase the mileage limitation from 6,000 to 9,000 miles per year for special-interest vehicles and permit the vehicles to have personalized plates. A second bill would allow...
NEVADA Reno Paint Mart has joined the BASF ColorSource community in Nevada, and will carry R-M Diamont and LIMCO Supreme products. Reno Paint Mart is a multi-store organization that offers industrial, automotive, interior and exterior house paint to customers. As part of the ColorSource community,...
Crowds on the floor of the 2017 Boise Roadster Show, one of the best-attended car shows in the West.
IDAHO The 46th annual Boise Roadster Show, sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts, will be March 9-11, at Expo Idaho in Boise with Chip Foose, one of the nation’s leading designers and builders, as the show’s special guest. The event is a Western Division Summit Show Car Series stop, and children can...
Bill Garoutte succeeds Chuck Sulkala as the head of NABC.
NATIONAL The National Auto Body Council (NABC) has announced that Bill Garoutte has been selected to take the helm at the organization, succeeding Chuck Sulkala, NABC’s founder and executive director who retired at the end of 2017. In his new position, Garoutte will be responsible for developing...
John Hartman, of NAPA AutoCare San Diego, is the February ASCCA Partner of the month.
The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee has selected John Hartman of NAPA AutoCare San Diego as ASCCA’s February Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for its steadfast support of ASCCA, its members, the automotive repair industry, and commitment to ASCCA. “The success...
Jon and Trista Parmentier are owners of two new CARSTAR locations.
RIVER VALLEY Bill Breuer, of Breuer’s Service Inc., in St. Louis, and Jeff Bates, of Bates Automotive & Restoration Inc., in Crystal City, Mo., were both semi-finalists in ACDelco’s 2017 Top Shops. As participants in ACDelco’s Professional Service Center (PSC) program, they excelled in...
Original One Parts would like to announce and welcome Avery Hodge to the team as the Regional Account Manager for Georgia and the surrounding areas. Avery entered the Automotive Industry with Penske Automotive Group in Florida, where he helped to pilot a new customer service program for their...

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