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Car Care Council Women’s Board Names Pamela Gatto 2015 Female Shop Owner Of The Year
October 29, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

    The Car Care Council Women’s Board (WB) has announced  that Pamela Gatto, president, Gatto’s Tires & Auto Service, is the 2015 recipient of the Female Shop Owner of the Year award. Gatto will be presented with the prestigious

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Assured Performance Appoints Leanne Jefferies To Lead Canadian Body Shop Certification
October 27, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Assured Performance Network has announced the appointment of Leanne Jefferies to the position of vice-president of Canadian Operations.  Jefferies will assume responsibility to launch and oversee Canadian operations of the Certified Collision Care program, powered by Assured Performance Network,

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The price of safety
October 26, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Ontario shop owner is committed to fighting dangerous vehicles on public roads.

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New AIA boss pledges support for service providers
October 23, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Incoming president Jean-Francois Champagne says repair professionals are ‘part of the larger AIA family.’

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Bill Hoffpauer Joins CRP Automotive as Regional Sales Manager
October 21, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  CRP Automotive has announced the appointment of Bill Hoffpauer as its regional sales manager for the Southeastern US. Hoffpauer has taken over the responsibilities of CRP Automotive’s former Southeast Manager, Daniel McSwain, who has retired after an exceptional 9-year

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Tom Sheppard Joins Brake Parts Inc.
October 21, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Tom Sheppard has joined Brake Parts Inc (BPI) as chief information officer. “We welcome Tom to the BPI team and are pleased to have him on board as our CIO,” said David Overbeeke, president and CEO.  “He has over

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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