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ATLANTA, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Paul D. Donahue as Chairman of the Board of Directors.  Mr. Donahue has served as President and CEO of Genuine Parts Company since May 1, 2016.  He will continue as...
Leesburg, VA, April 23, 2019: WIN (The Women’s Industry Network), today announced the appointment of seven new members to its Board of Directors. The WIN Board of Directors is designed to further WIN’s mission to promote women in the collision repair industry, support professional development,...
Solon, OH…Permatex®, a leading innovator in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, has moved its business operations recently from Hartford, CT to its Solon, OH facility where manufacturing and distribution centers are already in place. The new Permatex headquarters is located...
Rockwall, TX, April 22, 2019…… Col-Met is pleased to announce Judy Lietzke will join Col-Met Engineered Finishing Solutions as Marketing Manager effective April 29, 2019.  Judy joins the Col-Met team with a tremendous amount of experience in marketing related to the finishing industry having led...
The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., was named the inaugural customer in the GCommerce Hall of Fame March 26. Accepting the award for the Alliance was Dale E. Hopkins, vice president and chief information officer at the Alliance.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – At the GCommerce annual kick-off meeting and awards banquet, the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, headquarters for Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper, was recognized for its critical partnership with GCommerce and was inducted as the inaugural customer in the GCommerce Hall of...
Jasper Engines & Transmissions was named as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers for 2019 by Forbes magazine.  It’s the second consecutive year JASPER has been named to this prestigious list.      According to Forbes, JASPER ranked 22nd out of 500 nationwide employers they recognized with 1,...
WASHINGTON (April 12, 2019) — Three Toyota team members were honored last night in Washington, D.C. with Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards from The Manufacturing Institute. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence...
We're excited to announce Women in Automotive will be hosting its fifth annual summer conference at Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida in June! The focus of the 2019 summer conference will be on educating and empowering women and men in the automotive community on thought leadership...
Elgin, IL…Elgin Industries, a leading global manufacturer of engine and chassis components, has again earned Platinum Supplier status from the General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales organization. Platinum status, GM’s top supplier level, is awarded only to manufacturers that have maintained...
(L-R): Rusty Bishop, CEO, Federated Auto Parts; Jim Zhang, owner, Friction One; and Bo Fisher, chairman of the board, Federated Auto Parts
STAUNTON, Va. – April 16, 2019 – Jim Zhang, founder, chairman and CEO of Friction One, has been inducted into the Federated Auto Parts Vendor Hall of Fame. The Federated Hall of Fame induction took place during the recent Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) national meeting held in Lake...

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