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Lumileds appoints new sales director
January 16, 2018 by Adam Malik

A former chairman of the AIA’s Young Executive Society and a member of the AIA’s CEO Roundtable has been named director of aftermarket sales for automotive lighting company Lumileds. Dave Illes will be responsible for all sales channels and customers

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Ian Howcroft replaces outgoing Skills Ontario CEO Gail Smyth
January 15, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Ray Lavender, president of the Skills Ontario board of directors, has announced the selection of Ian Howcroft as CEO, effective January 29, 2018. Howcroft replaces outgoing Skills Ontario CEO Gail Smyth, who retired in August. Howcroft is no stranger to Skills

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Jimmy Lea joins Kukui
January 12, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Kukui, maker of customer management solutions for the independent automotive aftermarket, has named industry veteran Jimmy Lea as its new regional sales director. In his new role, Lea will focus on evangelizing the benefits of leveraging Kukui’s integrated platform to

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New VP, GM named for Tenneco
January 11, 2018 by Adam Malik

Bruce Ronning has been picked as vice president and general manager of the North American aftermarket for Tenneco, the company recently announced. Joe Pomaranski had been leading the group on an interim basis in addition to his role as senior

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Four new MEMA directors to help lead through change
January 10, 2018 by Adam Malik

From technological change to free trade question marks to tax reform, there will be no shortage of issues facing four new board of director members at the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association. Françoise Colpron, group president at Valeo North America

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Advanced Innovative Technologies names new president
January 9, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Vincent McMahon has been named president of Advanced Innovative Technologies USA (A.I.T.), makers of TrakMotive branded automotive aftermarket products. McMahon assumed his new position January 1, 2018. The company operated without a president since the retirement of Dan Hough. According

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Lordco CEO Coates to retire
January 8, 2018 by Adam Malik

A search to find a successor to Doug Coates is currently underway, the company said

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MACS announces new directors
January 8, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Votes have been tabulated for the election of board members for the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide. Andy Fiffick of Rad Air Complete Car Care, Cleveland, Ohio, and Caroline Marks Acebedo of Marks Air, Tampa, Fla., have been elected

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University of the Aftermarket picks officers for 2018
December 18, 2017 by Adam Malik

Bob Egan will lead the University of the Aftermarket Foundation as its board of trustees elected its slate of officers for the 2018 fiscal year. He replaces outgoing chairman Rusty Bishop, chief executive officer of Federated Auto Parts. Egan is

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AIA appoints France Daviault vice president
December 6, 2017 by Adam Malik

After previously serving as senior director of stakeholder relations, Daviault will now oversee overall operations

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Vast-Auto’s Cifelli now AWDA’s vice chairman
December 5, 2017 by Adam Malik

Mauro Cifelli has been named vice chairman of the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association as part of recent changes to the group’s leadership. The vice president of sales and marketing at Montreal-based Vast-Auto Distribution previously served as the group’s secretary and

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Toronto diagnostician is our Canadian Technician of the Year
December 4, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Rui Silvestre, part owner of Master Mechanic High Park, excels in the bay and behind the counter.