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MACS introduces new officers
March 11, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  The board of directors of the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide has elected a new slate of officers. Andy Fiffick of Rad Air Complete Car Care, Cleveland, OH will serve as MACS chairman and CEO.  Steve Sunday of

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MEMA letter discusses ramifications of COVID-19
March 10, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) says it will work hard to shape implementation of the U.S. federal government’s $8.3 billion Coronavirus Emergency Bill. In a letter addressed to members of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Heavy Duty

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AIA national conference to offer views of aftermarket future
March 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) will hold its National Conference and Annual General Meeting in Toronto on April 29. The event will focus on new technologies, new skills, new thinking, and the constant disruption that typifies the current

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Women’s conference draws record attendance
March 4, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Building on the theme “Performance Driven,” the Auto Care Association’s Women in Auto Care annual conference set a record for attendance on Feb. 19-20 in Charlotte, N.C. The conference featured more than 15 speakers, a range of philanthropic, mentoring and wellness activities,

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New SEMA report offers insights into retail trends
March 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A new SEMA Industry Perspectives Report provides insight on the health of the automotive aftermarket industry on a wide range of business metrics. Among the key findings: independent retailers in the automotive aftermarket remain the most used sales channel for

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Change expert to address CAF conference
February 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Leadership and change expert Cheryl Cran will address the 2020 National Apprenticeship Conference, taking place May 24-26 in Calgary, Alta. Organizers say Cran’s research into the future of work, technology, innovation, and generational impact will give attendees data and strategies to help

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ASE redefines mission for tech age
February 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has found a new mission for an increasingly tech-focused automotive repair industry. According to a newly announced mission statement, the institute will now endeavour “to serve the transportation industry as an independent

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Bergstrom, Aisin, Cintas win best new products at MACS
February 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A ‘no-idle’ air conditioning system from Bergstrom won the Best Use of Technology award at the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) annual trade show last week. The eCoolPark system is an electric AC system that functions without the engine running,

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Scholarship program doles out $27,000
February 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Recipients of scholarships administered through the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) have been announced for 2019. Through the program, the association distributes over $27,000 to students from coast-to-coast.   University of the Aftermarket Foundation Scholarship – $1,000 each Cody Bertholet, Assiniboine

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GM training manager to lead ASE Education Foundation
February 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The ASE Education Foundation has announced the officers for its 2020 board of directors. The new chairman is Chris Wallace, technical training integration manager for General Motors. Vice chairman Ted Hood is the division sales manager of Genuine Parts Company.

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East Penn exec named to AASA committee
February 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Jeff O’Hara, director of sales, retail markets, automotive batteries for East Penn Manufacturing, has been named to the AASA Modern Industry eXpertise (MiX) Council’s executive committee. The MiX Council is dedicated to addressing and solving industry challenges and concerns by

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SEMA hires industry sales director
February 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Specialty Equipment Market Association has hired Jeff Dahlin as an industry sales director to help oversee a portfolio of client accounts and create partnerships for the SEMA Show, Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, and their accompanying monthly publications