People & Places

Sacramento, CA – February 22, 2018 -- At their February leadership meeting, the CAWA Board of Directors elected Mike Mohler of the Automotive Parts Services Group as their 2018 Secretary to the Board of Directors. Mr. Mohler is Executive Vice President, Vendor Relations and Product Strategy, at the...
ZF Aftermarket has announced the appointment of two newly created sales roles. This news will ensure that the market can further benefit from access to ZF Aftermarket’s leading brand portfolio. Richard Odom will assume the role of Regional Manager for the South and be based in Montgomery, AL. He...
From left: JASPER Factory Representatives of the Phoenix Branch, Juan Vigil, Branch Manager Mike McDonald, and John Burton.
The Phoenix, Arizona, branch of Jasper Engines & Transmissions took home the President’s Award for 2017 at the company’s annual sales banquet January 30th. Recognized as JASPER’s top branch award, the President’s Award is based upon improvements in several sales categories.  In addition, the...
Merrimack, NH (February 7, 2018) — ASA Automotive Systems, Inc., the industry leader in software for tire and auto service dealers, has named Justin Chalk, 34, as the new vice president of Product Management. In this role, Chalk will oversee all aspects of the TireMaster GTX product line. Justin...
Elgin, IL…One year after Elgin Industries’ induction into the John Deere Supplier Hall of Fame, the company has continued its streak of excellence, earning recognition as a “Partner-Level Supplier” in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program for the sixth consecutive year. Partner-Level status...
Operational Excellence Award winner PPC, Inc., pictured with Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes team.
Warrensville Heights, Ohio – Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, one of the leading manufacturers of automotive paint and distributors of collision repair paint and body equipment products and sundries, announced its annual Associated Products Vendor Awards. The announcement was made at a special...
GRAND BLANC, Mich. – ACDelco announced five service centers across the country as 2017 Top Shops. As participants in ACDelco’s Professional Service Center (PSC) program, these shops have excelled in prioritizing customer service, building talented teams that operate state-of-the-art facilities, and...
Brian Bates, of Eagle Automotive Service, received the NAPA AutoCare Center of the Year award.
MOUNTAIN Maaco Auto Painting and Collision Repair recognized more than 60 franchisees at its fall convention in Paradise Island, Bahamas held late fall 2017.  They were recognized for several achievements including outstanding sales performance, operational excellence, leadership, growth and...
The construction for the 34,300-square-foot Audi Shawnee Mission dealership will begin in April for an April 2019 opening.
MIDWEST CARSTAR Don & Ron’s Collision Center was named the January Small Business of the Month by the Greater Omaha Chamber in recognition of their excellent customer service and community involvement. It has been caring for Omaha auto body repair needs for morew than 50 years. The shop has...
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Automotive aftermarket businesses that have been impacted by the fires in California might be assisted by Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF). See the application for assistance at aacfi.org. If requirements are met, AACF can send immediate financial assistance...

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