National

ADAS – Advanced Driver Assistance Systems – ever heard of it? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. In shop visits around the country I meet a lot of blank gazes when I mention it. But if I asked about features like “blind-side monitoring,” “pedestrian detection,” “adaptive cruise control” or “lane...
Newport Beach, Calif.—There is steadily increasing merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the automotive aftermarket world today as private equity firms seek profitable businesses to expand their interests. Last year had the largest number of deals on record. “All segments are doing...
Richard Rawlings (center) and Kukui are working together to help shops succeed in Garage Rehab.
San Jose, Calif.—Kukui Corporation joined Richard Rawlings and crew for the second season of the hit Discovery Channel program Garage Rehab. Kukui supports the shop featured in each episode with a new website designed to help them revitalize their marketing efforts and achieve ultimate success. In...
Kenneth L. Selinger has joined APC.
NATIONAL Kenneth L. Selinger has joined APC Automotive Technologies (APC) as vice president of Product Management for Centric Parts. The announcement was made by Greg Woo, president of Centric Parts, who noted that Selinger will be responsible for all market research, competitive analysis and...
Raleigh, N.C.—Now more than ever, fleet companies and the repair facilities that service them require game plans and strategies to fill their staffing needs. As current fleet technicians and management staff are aging out, the press for adding new talent in their vacuum is becoming increasingly...
APA has launched a new logo.
NATIONAL Jasper Engines and Transmissions has announced the following changes to its production leadership team. David Burbidge has been named general manager of Jasper Innovative Solutions (JIS). Luke Bawel has been named division manager of Jasper’s Power Drive Transmission Division. Sara Schmidt...
Bethesda, Md.—The Auto Care Association has urged the Trump administration to consider the severity of unintended consequences that may ensue by imposing tariffs on imported autos and auto parts, including the negative impact it would have on both the U.S. automotive industry and the jobs created...
Bethesda, Md.—The U.S. automotive aftermarket is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.4 percent through 2021, according to the “2018 Joint Channel Forecast Model” produced jointly by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association. The...
As you’re walking into the shop this morning, you come to the chilling realization that you’ve got no work for your techs today. When did this happen? What are you going to do??? If you’ve owned an auto repair shop for any length of time, I guarantee you’ve been in this situation. I’m going to...
Amsoil Inc. is joining Menzies Motorsports.
NATIONAL Amsoil Inc. is joining Menzies Motorsports to reinforce its focus on off-road racing. “This renewed relationship with Menzies Motorsports is part of our strategy to focus on teams, events and racers who demonstrate the quality of our synthetic lubricants while generating the most...

Pages

Parts & People

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.