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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

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B.C. groups push for mandatory certification
February 19, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Retailers Association of British Columbia (ARA) has launched a campaign to bring mandatory trade certification to the province. The association wants all automotive technicians to have a provincially recognized certificate of qualification in order to effect vehicle repairs.

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AASA Global Summit explores new trade challenges
February 18, 2020 by Allan Janssen

More than 100 aftermarket professionals from around the world gathered in Coral Gables, Fla. on Feb. 7 to explore and discuss the latest shifts in the international aftermarket at the AASA Global Summit, presented by the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC).

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Cardone exec to head up MERA board
February 18, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Cardone CEO Mike Carr will head up the board of directors of the Association for Sustainable Manufacturing – also known as MERA. Carr, who leads Philadelphia-based Cardone Industries, was elected chief executive officer of MERA’s board of directors. MERA is

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AIA to hold AGM and conference in Toronto
February 13, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) will hold its annual AGM and conference in Toronto on April 28 and 29. The associations new board of directors will be elected at the event. Billed as “the largest networking opportunity for

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ATMC announces new officers
February 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The ASE Training Managers Council (ATMC) has announced the new officers and members for its 2020 board of directors. The new chairwoman is Laura Lyons, president and CEO, ATech Training. Vice chairman is Glenn Dahl, manager – technical development, Bridgestone

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OTR tire conference to feature wide array of speakers
February 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Author Steve Gilliland will discuss how the conscious choices people make every day impact the lives of others during a motivational speech on the final day of the 2020 Off-the-Road Tire Conference, presented by the Tire Industry Association (TIA). Titled

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ASE announces slate of officers for 2020
February 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Bobby Bassett, North American national training manager for Gates Corporation, is the new chairman of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The institute has announced the full slate of officers for its 2020 board of directors. Mark Polke,

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Auction proceeds benefit SEMA scholarship
February 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Specialty Equipment and Motor Association (SEMA) Memorial Scholarship fund was the big winner recently when Jeff Allen of Flat 12 Gallery got a record-breaking price for a one-of-a-kind build at the annual Barrett Jackson Auction. All $150,000 of the