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Lindertech 2017 draws a full house
April 26, 2017 by Allan Janssen

It is the 12th year for the conference that focuses on “real world training” with practical, hands-on sessions as well as in-depth classroom training.

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Total expands its roster
April 26, 2017 by Adam Malik

Total announced that they have added 13 new employees since the beginning of the year. They complement the existing staff and are part of the company’s Canadian operations, Total said in a press release. Of the new employees, four regional

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Genuine Parts Company chairman to retire
April 25, 2017 by Adam Malik

Thomas C. Gallagher will exit the Genuine Auto Parts Company after 47 years. The company announced that the executive chairman recently informed the board of directors that he will retire as of June 30. He will continue to serve as

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Leadership appointments at Federal-Mogul
April 25, 2017 by Adam Malik

Bryon Osterland has been appointed as vice president of global chassis at Federal-Mogul Motorparts, the company announced recently. Also, Craig Frohock has been appointed as vice president of global sealing, engine and underhood services at the Southfield, Mich.-based company. Both

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AASA adds executive VP
April 25, 2017 by Adam Malik

The MEMA’s Paul McCarthy, who is currently the group’s senior vice president, has taken on the role of executive vice president at the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association. McCarthy has been with the MEMA since April 2011, said Bill Long, the

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Courts approve VW settlement
April 24, 2017 by Adam Malik

Ontario and Quebec courts have approved a class action settlement with Volkswagen, stemming from an emissions scandal exposed in 2015. The issues center around about 105,000 Volkswagen and Audi 2.0L TDI diesel engines. Now, Canadians who are part of the

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GM’s Venezuela plant seized, operations halted
April 21, 2017 by Adam Malik

General Motors has shut down operations in Venezuela after its plant was seized by authorities. Saying it was an “illegal seizure,” GM reported that the plant was “unexpectedly” taken by authorities and, as a result, normal operations could not continue.

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NAPA, Genuine Parts found liable in asbestos-related death
April 21, 2017 by Adam Malik

A jury has found NAPA Auto Parts and Genuine Parts Corp. liable in the asbestos-related death of a heavy equipment operator and awarded his survivors $81.5 million. Jerry “Doy” Coogan died in 2015 of complications from mesothelioma, a cancer that

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J.D. Power study finds autonomous safety concerns
April 21, 2017 by Adam Malik

Many are skeptical when it comes to safety of autonomous vehicles, says a new J.D. Power study. With the exception of the Gen Y cohort, those born between the early 1980s and late 1990s, all other generational groups have concerns

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Randys Worldwide acquires Zumbrota
April 20, 2017 by Adam Malik

Randys Worldwide announced that it has acquired of Zumbrota Bearing and Gear, a company with more than 30 years in the automotive aftermarket. Randys supplies, manufactures and distributes performance and OE replacement driveline parts for various types of vehicles. Zumbrota’s

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ZF Aftermarket Announces technical training webinar series
April 20, 2017 by Adam Malik

ZF Aftermarket announced its 2017 Technical Training free webinar series. The webinar series is for professionals and technicians in the automotive aftermarket. The free series will include diagnosis tips to common problems encountered daily in the field and recommended solutions.

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Raybestos launches e-catalog
April 20, 2017 by Adam Malik

Brakes company Raybestos announced that it has introduced a new e-catalog, that it says was built using state-of-the-art technology for optimal performance. The company says that you can work from a desktop, smartphone or tablet to accurately and efficiently find