People & Places

A 1962 International Travelette was part of The Drive Home rally from Florida to Detroit.
OREGON The Petersen Collector Car Auction will be Feb. 3, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem. Oregon’s original and only Oregonian-owned vehicle auction is one of the most popular on the West Coast. For details, visit www.petersencollectorcars.com. Two new automotive related programs at high...
Brad Zara (third from left) and Brady Smith (fourth from left) of Zara’s Collision Center present the Doenation check to members of BBBS.
RIVER VALLEY Telle Tire & Auto Service Inc. has acquired Shamel Auto & Tire in Bridgeton, Mo. It will give Telle Tire seven locations in the greater St. Louis region and is its fourth acquisition in two years. The company is continuing its plans to acquire two-to-four locations each year...
Hollywood Hot Rods’ PPG-painted 1936 Packard Roadster took third in the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition.
Cars and trucks painted with PPG products captured an array of prestigious awards at the recent SEMA Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, including two from Southern California shops. Hollywood Hot Rods, in Burbank, took third in the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition with a 1936...
Jimmy Lea is the new KuKui Regional Sales Director.
NATIONAL The Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) has changed its name to the ASE Training Managers Council. The name change reflects the affiliation the council has with ASE as well as an The name change was made by unanimous vote of the ATMC Board of Directors to take advantage of the high...
(OAK CREEK, WI – January 24, 2018) -- The National Auto Body Council (NABC) is pleased to announce that Bill Garoutte, a veteran business development, marketing and collision industry executive, has been selected to take the helm at the organization, succeeding Chuck Sulkala, NABC’s Founder and...
Research Triangle Park, N.C. – Jan. 24, 2018 – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and its Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC) is mourning the passing of former BMC Chairman Bob Wilkes, who passed away on Dec. 2 at the age of 64. Wilkes served as chairman of the BMC from 2011 to...
Kozina to Oversee CARSTAR North America, Maaco Auto Painting and Collision Repair and Drive N’ Style Brands; Serve on Executive Leadership Team
CHARLOTTE (January 16, 2018) – Driven Brands will kick off 2018 with a new leader at the helm of its Paint & Collision division – Chris Kozina, Group President, a longtime executive with MillerCoors who brings extensive retail, marketing and management experience to the organization.  Kozina,...
Celette North America welcomes back Bob Stevenson as Regional Sales and Technical Manager.
Celette North America welcomes back Bob Stevenson as Regional Sales and Technical Manager.  With the recently announced expansion of services in the United States at Celette, Bob will be playing a vital role within the organization.  He has 20 strong, professional years of experience within the...
Beth Skove, General Manager of Sales
Wixom, MI – NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A), Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Beth Skove to the aftermarket team as general manager of sales, Traditional Channel. Skove will lead a large team of six regional sales managers and over 30 district sales managers across the United States. She will...
Hoffman Estates, IL – January 10, 2018– The Collision Repair Education Foundation will be partnering with the TechForce Foundation and S/P2 on high school and college transportation career fair events taking place in 2018. Through these partnerships, the events will bring together collision, auto...

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.