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Martin J. Skok Jr., Chairman Of Elgin Industries, Dies At 87
October 6, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Martin J. (Marty) Skok Jr., who helped build his father’s successful engine parts manufacturing business into a truly global enterprise serving original equipment manufacturers and replacement parts distributors, died Oct. 4, 2015, at his home in Elgin, Ill., following

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Autopro of the Year award goes to two Ontario shops
October 5, 2015 by Allan Janssen

It was statistically improbable, but Eldon Ingram Ltd., in Stratford, Ont., and Thomas & Kelly St-Pierre Autopro in Lancaster, Ont. tied for the top honour.

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Dr. Winfried Vahland Appointed President and CEO, Volkswagen North American Region
September 30, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  As part of decentralization of its company activities, Volkswagen Group is strengthening the North American region and is combining its activities in the USA, Mexico and Canada into the newly formed North American Region (NAR). The Supervisory Board has

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2015 Mort Schwartz Excellence In Education Award Presented To Susan Kalish
September 24, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  The 2015 Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award was awarded to Susan Kalish, senior director, education, Auto Care Association, at the Auto Care Association Fall Leadership Days in Austin, Texas. Kalish was recognized for her vision, hard work, leadership,

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Jayme Farina Joins AP Exhaust Technologies as Vice President Sales
September 23, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  AP Exhaust Technologies, LLC has announced Jayme Farina as its new vice president Sales of Traditional Markets. Farina joins AP Exhaust with over 20 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket industry.  Most recently, he was vice president of

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Neil Fryer Appointed TRW Aftermarket’s Global Vice President
September 23, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  TRW Aftermarket has announced the appointment of Neil Fryer as vice president, Global Parts & Service. The appointment is effective 1st October 2015. Neil has been part of the senior management team at TRW since June 2014 when he

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Paul Hyatt to be inducted into TIA hall of fame
September 23, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Canadian industry veteran says he “probably got more out of serving” with Tire Industry Association than he gave.

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Alain Masse named new president of UAP Inc.
September 14, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Montreal, QC – Alain Masse has been appointed president of UAP Inc. Masse, who has been with UAP since 2011, stepped in at the end of 2014 to lead all corporate functions for UAP’s Auto Parts Division as well as

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Running lean
September 13, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Kevin Suttorp of Elec-Tech Automotive Repair proves that small shops are still relevant if they’re well equipped and well trained.

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WHAT I’VE LEARNED: Going digital
September 8, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Winnipeg shop contemplates a new tablet-based inspection system to streamline shop processes and increase productivity.

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Gordon Hensley named Dayco’s senior vice president of RD&E and program management
September 8, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Gordon Hensley has joined Dayco as senior vice president of research, development and engineering (RD&E) and program management. Hensley, possessing the proven ability to build high-performance teams and manage complex relationships with OEMs and supply chains, joins Dayco with more

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TIA announces 2015 Hall of Fame recipients
September 1, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced the names of the 2015 Hall of Fame recipients, including Canadian Paul Hyatt. This year’s honorees are Ross Fischer, the late owner of McCord Auto Supply; Herman “Hy” Freeman, technical services and training manager