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Genuine Parts Company appoints new president
January 15, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Genuine Parts Company announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed William P. Stengel to the position of president. Stengel previously served as executive vice-president and chief transformation officer of the company and becomes only the eighth president in the

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CAA North & East Ontario appoints Marianne Matichuk to board of directors
January 13, 2021 by Christine Hogg

CAA North & East Ontario (CAANEO) is announcing the appointment of Greater Sudbury resident Marianne Matichuk to its board of directors. The auto club provides more than 300,000 Members in the north and east Ontario region with emergency roadside service

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Bestbuy welcomes L.Y. Auto Parts as a shareholder
January 12, 2021 by Christine Hogg

L.Y. Auto Parts has joined Bestbuy Distributors as a full member shareholder. Loke Yee Wong, the owner of L.Y. Auto Parts, has been a part of the automotive aftermarket industry since 1995 and continues to serve his loyal customer base

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Isabelle Adjahi joins Lion Electric in newly-created VP role
January 8, 2021 by Christine Hogg

The Lion Electric Company (Lion), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, has appointed Isabelle Adjahi to the newly created role of vice-president, investor relations and sustainable development, effective Jan. 11, 2021. In this new role, Adjahi

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Alliance returns to Las Vegas in 2022 for Aftermarket Jackpot Convention
January 4, 2021 by Christine Hogg

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. has announced that Auto Value will be returning to AAPEX for an Aftermarket Jackpot Convention – High Stakes Edition – in 2022. “The 2015 and 2018 Jackpot Conventions were both huge successes, and we

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Temot International appoints new executive
December 31, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Temot International has hired Bogumił Papierniok as chief business development officer, effective Jan. 1, 2021. Papierniok has extensive experience in the automotive aftermarket, having worked for MotoProfil for more than 27 years. In his latest role, Papierniok served as the

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Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) reelects Jeff Kritzer chairman of board
December 16, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Jeff Kritzer of BendPak (Santa Paula, California) was elected to a second one-year term as chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Board of Directors at the organization’s annual meeting on Dec. 1. ALI is celebrating 75 years of dedication

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Plastic Component Industries is expanding to Canada
December 16, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Plastic Component Industries (PCI) has announced it will be opening its first-ever international facility in Ontario, Canada. The facility will manufacture a variety of automotive parts, expanding the company’s product development into the North American market. Nirantar Kumar Dhupar, managing

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ISN announces new president for Canadian division
December 15, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Integrated Supply Network (ISN), an international distributor of automotive tools, garage equipment and supplies, announced Miguel Angers will assume the role of president for their ISN Canada operations effective November 16, 2020. Angers has been working in the automotive industry

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Alliance names 2020 Diamond Award Winner; Channel Partner of the Year
December 11, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Alliance Parts Warehouse, in collaboration with the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., has named Sunsong as the 2020 Diamond Award Winner. APW General Manager and Vice President Max Dull made the announcement during the Alliance’s virtual Winter Shareholder Meeting Thursday

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Akebono Brake Corporation appoints new sales manager for Eastern Region
December 11, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Akebono Brake Corporation has appointed Matthew Kenefick to the aftermarket team as sales manager for the Eastern Region. Kenefick joins Akebono with an impressive aftermarket background, his most recent position of regional sales manager at K&N Engineering. Kenefick obtained his

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National Pronto Association & Automotive Distribution Network announce merger
December 10, 2020 by Christine Hogg

The leadership of National Pronto Association and Automotive Distribution Network has announced the merger of the two organizations. As of Jan. 1, 2021, the newly formed organization will be known as the Pronto Automotive Distribution Network. Headquartered in Grapevine, Texas,