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Lumileds presents 2017 Manufacturer’s Rep of the Year Award to Cody Hooper of Red Line Marketing & Media. (left to right) Alan Moss, Western Regional Sales Manager at Lumileds, Cody Hooper and Michael Vanrossen of Red Line Marketing & Media, Eric Hatty, RVP & GM North America Automotive at Lumileds, and Steven Zimmer, VP Global Aftermarket Sales, Lumileds.
Farmington Hills, MI, December 11, 2017 – Lumileds, a leading lighting solutions company for the automotive industry, presented its 2017 Manufacturer’s Rep of the Year Award to Cody Hooper of Red Line Marketing & Media. The award was presented for the excellent sales support and customer...
Sacramento, CA – December 8, 2017--CAWA Chair of the Board, Michael Antonelli of Vantage Marketing Global, has appointed Michael Rukov of Repworks Marketing to the Association’s Board of Directors. Mr. Rukov will also serve as the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) representative to the Board of...
Sacramento—The Bureau of Automotive Repair’s (BAR) is offering it Auto Body Inspection Program to consumers. It offers no-cost inspections of collision-related repairs to help ensure the safety of California motorists and their vehicles. Undetected deficiencies could reduce the structural integrity...
Tim Chaney is now vice president of marketing at Toyo Tire U.S.A.
Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., in Cypress, announced that Tim Chaney has joined the company as vice president of marketing. He reports to Roy Bromfield, president and COO of Toyo Tires, and is responsible for leading all Toyo Tires marketing efforts in the U.S., including go-to market strategy, brand...
Guest speaker at Saturday’s luncheon, Rocky Khamenian, ASCCA state vice president, talked about how ASCCA and educators can work together to help our industry train new technicians.
Pasadena, Calif.—The California Automotive Teachers (CAT) association held its two-day 2017 fall conference at Pasadena City College with a focus on NATEF instructor training and new technologies. The conference had 32 exhibitors and presenters and 140 attendees. “The 2017 fall conference was a...
Shelley’s Precision Auto Center Co-Owners, Jerry Payton (left), Paul Payton, and Christy Tullock, office manager, have worked hard to earn the shop’s five-star ratings on social media sites such as Yelp and Sure Critic.
Thousand Oaks, Calif.—Shelley’s Precision Auto Center is celebrating 50 years in business, thanks to Paul Payton, co-owner, who originally bought the then-thriving shop from Roy Shelley in 1995, then sold it in 2006, and, in 2013, bought the then-ailing shop back. “I was always mechanically...
From left: The front office staff at Premium Collision Center includes I-CAR-trained Estimators Miguel Lugo and Andy Arabatlian, Jack Balyan, co-owner, Luis Raco, production manager, and Linda Marin, customer service rep, who provide live collision assistance and 24-hour customer service.
West Hollywood, Calif.—By now, nearly everyone in the collision industry is aware of the Oct. 2, landmark judgment against John Eagle Collision Center, in Dallas, for not following OEM-specified procedures when it replaced a Honda Fit’s hail-damaged roof with adhesive bonding, not welds. A...
From left: Jack Gosnell of Next Level Parts, in Turlock, was installed as the CAWA 2018 Chair of the Board. Other officers pictured who were installed include Vice – Chair Dan Hanson Jr. of Hanson Distributing Company; Secretary Tom Seboldt of O’Reilly Auto Parts; and Immediate Past Chair Michael Antonelli of Vantage Marketing Global.
Las Vegas—The CAWA Annual Membership Dinner, held in conjunction with Industry Week in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace, raised $24,705 for the CAWA Memorial Scholarship Fund, generated from the event’s live auction and raffle. Ted Wise, former co-president and COO of O’Reilly Auto Parts, provided the...
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California new vehicle market continues to vary as new motor vehicle sales continue to go up in Northern California and the San Francisco Bay, outpacing the rest of the state through the third quarter of 2017. The two regions have enjoyed a combined 3 percent increase over 2017...
SACRAMENTO - As communities throughout Sonoma, Napa, and other Northern California counties begin the long process of rebuilding after the devastating wildfires, the Automotive Service Councils of California has identified four of our members who have tragically lost their homes. In response, ASCCA...

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