People & Places

LEESBURG, Virginia, March 14, 2019 – The ASE Training Managers Council (ATMC) will hold its annual conference on April 9-11, 2019, at the Hilton DFW Lakes in Grapevine, Texas. For the first time, the conference will include a new track of workshops designed for automotive industry training...
Robert "Bob" Hiser
NAPERVILLE, IL March 14, 2019 / PRNewswire - Spanesi Americas, a leader in body shop technology, has announced the addition of Robert “Bob” Hiser to the Spanesi Training Team to meet the increasing demands for customer training and to better service the collision repair industry.Spanesi Americas is...
SOUTHFIELD, Michigan. – DENSO, the world's second largest mobility supplier, announced today its affiliate DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., is opening a new distribution center in Jeffersonville, Ind. The location, which will be fully operational this summer, is another milestone in...
San Antonio, Texas (March, 2019) – Vintage Air announces the hiring of Marx Henry as the company’s new marketing manager. As the marketing manager, Marx will be responsible for the coordination of trade shows, distributor training and seminars. He has an extensive background in the Automotive...
Diesel Forward, a leading aftermarket distributor of diesel engine parts for leading global manufacturers, announces Houman Kashanipour (HK) as its new President. As President, Kashanipour will be supporting Diesel Forward’s recent expansion by directing day-to-day operations with a constant...
CHARLOTTE (March 13, 2019) – CARSTAR, North America’s premier network of independently-owned collision repair facilities, has been ranked in the top 100 franchisees in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2019 Franchise 500. Recognized by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement,...
Cory Adams, Vice President of Engineering
GRANDVIEW, MO (March 2019) -- Peterson Manufacturing, a global leader in vehicle safety lighting technology and related equipment, is pleased to announce that Cory Adams has been named as Vice President of Engineering effective January 1, 2019. He was also elected as the newest member of Peterson’s...
Toronto, ON [March 12, 2019] – Mevotech is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenny Gross to the position of Regional Sales Director, reporting to Don Keeling, National Director for Traditional Sales. Kenny will work closely with the U.S. team to promote Mevotech programs and product lines to...
Sacramento, CA March 6th, 2019 - Mr. Lynn Parker, President of the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF), is pleased to announce the election of Mike Peace to its Board of Trustees. Mr. Peace is Vice President, National Accounts and Business Development, for the National Pronto...
Nagoya, Japan – NGK Spark Plug Co., LTD. has announced the appointment of Mr. Michael Schwab to Corporate Officer of NGK Spark Plug Co., LTD. (Japan), Regional President of Pan-America and Australia (PAMA Region), President and CEO of NGK SPARK PLUGS (U.S.A.), Inc., effective April 1, 2019. Mr....

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