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Women’s group now accepting nominations for annual awards
May 23, 2019 by Renee Montague

Women in Auto Care is now accepting nominations for the many 2019 Women of the Year Awards that will be handed out this fall. Deadline for nominations is July 1. Categories include, “Auto Care Woman of the Year,” “Female Shop

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Mevotech wins top Bestbuy award
May 16, 2019 by Renee Montague

Mevotech received the 2018 Horace J. Pratt Vendor of the Year Award at the Bestbuy Distributors annual general meeting and gala in Toronto on April 26. Chassis parts manufacturer Mevotech received the company’s top supplier award, received by Ezer Mevorach

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Standard Motor Products celebrates 100 years in business
May 16, 2019 by Renee Montague

Standard Motor Products, known for its wide array of engine management, ignition, exhaust and fuel-system products, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Founded by Elias Fife on April 19, 1919, SMP now employs approximately 4,400 people, generates over $1 billion

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John MacDonald honoured with AIA’s highest award
May 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Twenty-four years after the late John H. MacDonald received the Canadian automotive aftermarket’s highest award, his son, John MacDonald Jr., has been given the same honour. The Automotive Industries Association of Canada presented its prestigious Distinguished Service Award to John

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Wakefield names new territory sales manager for Manitoba, Western Ontario
May 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Wakefield Canada, manufacturer and distributor of Castrol products in Canada, has hired Colby Brandt as territory sales manager for Manitoba and Western Ontario. Wakefield says Brandt brings extensive sales and marketing experience to the job. He’ll be responsible for existing

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Spectra Premium wins gold
May 8, 2019 by Renee Montague

Undercar parts manufacturer Spectra Premium won the top award from the Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) for its web eCatalogue. The Gold Content Excellence Award was presented to Spectra Premium at ACPN’s annual Knowledge Exchange Conference in Tampa, Florida on

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Windom takes place on Uni-Select board of directors
May 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select’s newly appointed CEO and president, Brent Windom, has been formally appointed to the company’s board of directors. Starting May 2, he joined 11 other board members to oversee company strategies, operations, and finance. “We are proud to have Brent

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Best foot forward: Incoming AIA chairman plans to break barriers
May 3, 2019 by Adam Malik

AIA Canada’s incoming chairman wants to see more communication. The addition of service providers to the ranks is the first step.

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Spectra Premium recognized with award
May 1, 2019 by Adam Malik

Quebec’s Spectra Premium Industries was awarded the 2018 Supplier of the Year, Silver Category award by Crow-Burlingame Co./Bumper to Bumper at their 2019 Vendor Show of the Decades celebrating their 100th anniversary in Little Rock, Ark. The prize was award

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GPC names new chairman of the board
April 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has appointed Paul D. Donahue as chairman of its board of directors. Donahue has served as president and CEO of Genuine Parts Company since May 1, 2016. He will continue as CEO and add the position

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Elgin gets top marks from General Motors
April 18, 2019 by Adam Malik

Engine and chassis components maker Elgin Industries earned Platinum Supplier status from the General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales organization. It’s GM’s top supplier award, given to manufacturers that have maintained 100 per cent on-time delivery over the course of

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Tenneco, PWI win first AASA award
April 9, 2019 by Adam Malik

The first-ever Channel Excellence Award was taken home by Tenneco and Parts Warehouse Inc. A shared data analytics program between the supplier and distributor focused on inventory and sales optimization of Monroe ride control components and won over the selection