People & Places

Vic Dirkes is now Director of Sales – West in the U.S.
Mevotech has appointed Vic Dirkes to the position of director of Sales – West in the U.S., responsible for identifying and targeting accounts, growing long-term relationships and Mevotech’s market share. Dirkes will report to Don Keeling, national director for traditional sales. Dirkes will be...
Paul Castanon is Heuberger Subaru’s new parts manager. (Photo by Rob Merwin)
MOUNTAIN REGION Heuberger Subaru in Colorado Springs has hired Paul Castanon as its new parts manager, who replaces recently retired Cheryl Winn. Castanon was hired within, having been with Heuberger for 13 years, and started in the industry in 1987 as a parts driver out of high school in...
Otto Service owners Andrew and Terri Otto accept the Community Impact Award from Vickie Wolgast, president of the South KC Chamber of Commerce.
Otto Service in Kansas City recently received the BIG Community Impact Award for their part in giving back to the community. The South KC Chamber of Commerce selected eight companies after a nomination round to receive the Community Impact Awards for Kansas City. All Angles Collision Repair has...
Sonoma Raceway hosted 88 high school and college teams to compete for the title of most fuel-efficient vehicle.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA San Francisco-based Lyft announced it will open its own repair shops nationwide, offering deep discounts on things such flat tire fixes, brake work and oil changes, and provide free bank accounts in a bid to attract and retain drivers, according to a CNN report. The first repair...
The streets of downtown Sandpoint are filled with hundreds of show cars and thousands of spectators each year during the Lost in the 50s Car Show.
ALASKA Results of the state SkillsUSA contests reveal the following winners who will compete at the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Competition, June 24-28, in Louisville, Ky.: • Automotive Service Technology, Thomas Oatman, Kodiak High School • Diesel Equipment Technology, Caleb Tabios...
From left: Enterprise Fleet Management NSD technicians Travis Guenzler, Jason Hodge, Kelley Hatlee, Amos Eaton and Ryan Egleston.
Enterprise Fleet Management has announced five of its National Service Department (NSD) technicians have received the ASE World Class Technician designation. The most recent recipients are Account Managers Travis Guenzler and Jason Hodge, National Service Supervisor Ryan Egleston, and Service...
Janet Cheney say her favorite car used to be the Corvette until she started driving her 2015 GMC All Terrain Edition.
Industry history? “I have been with Lou Fusz Automotive Group for 31 years, when I started with Lou Fusz Pontiac in June of 1988 as parts driver. I delivered parts for two years, then moved into the wholesale office doing the clerical work, parts ordering, billing, etc. While there, I learned how...
BETHESDA, Md. – April 29, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced Sara G. Greene as the director of membership, where she will be responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for the Auto Care Association’s member recruitment and retention efforts, while developing strong...
2018 ColorSource Distributor of the Year Award presented to Capital Paint & Refinish. (Left to Right): Marvin Gillfillan, Denise Kingstrom, Shefali Cromer, Scott Robertson, Chris Toomey, Billy Maxwell, Todd Kinsel, Danny Kissler, Paul Barnes, and Ben Dolton.
SOUTHFIELD, MI, April 24, 2019 – Capital Paint & Refinish has won the BASF ColorSource Automotive Refinish 2018 Distributor of the Year award for a third time at the annual ColorSource conference. Approximately 135 single-line ColorSource partners attended the recent conference in Naples, FL. “...
Brian Lesiewicz joins NGK Spark Plugs from Brembo North America
Wixom, MI – NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc. is excited to announce the addition of Brian Lesiewicz as General Manager of Traditional Sales and the realignment of Beth Skove to General Manager of Marketing. Brian Lesiewicz joins NGK Spark Plugs from Brembo North America where he held the position of...

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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.