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New head for Hitachi’s aftermarket business
May 9, 2022 by Adam Malik

Hitachi Astemo Americas announced it has appointed Gary Plover as its vice president and Americas aftermarket business division head. The company, which is marking 92 years in business, manufactures and markets engine management, electric powertrain and integrated vehicle controls for

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Denso announces two promotions
May 2, 2022 by Adam Malik

Denso Products and Services Americas promoted Reggie Cruz to director of corporate planning and Manny Rodriguez to senior manager of product development. The company noted in a press release that the announcements come as it is expanding to meet the

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Sidem picks new business development manager
April 25, 2022 by Adam Malik

Iwan Loewen has been appointed as business development manager for European steering and suspension parts manufacturer Sidem. Based in the United States, he will work mainly in the North and South American markets. The company noted Loewen’s experience in the

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Shop Spotlight: Stagra Automotive
March 29, 2022 by Adam Malik

Your name and title: John Stacey and Joseph Graham, owners Shop name: Stagra Automotive Limited Location: We moved to Greely, Ontario 30 years ago Number of employees: We currently have 6 employees. At one time, we had 27 employees with

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New leader for HDMA
March 28, 2022 by Adam Malik

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) has named Collin Shaw president and chief operating officer. HDMA is the commercial vehicle supplier division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). Shaw took on the role effective March 22. He brings

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Akebono adds to sales team
March 28, 2022 by Adam Malik

Akebono Brake Corporation announced the addition of Carl Tellier to its aftermarket sales team. He will take on the role of eastern regional sales manager and report to Mike Eldard, national sales manager. Tellier has 33 years of experience in

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Fountain Tire announces new CEO
March 10, 2022 by Adam Malik

Jason Herle will take over as the chief executive officer of Fountain Tire. The move is effective May 2022. It was announced during the company’s annual Store Owners Convention in B.C. this past weekend. He will take over from current

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ASE wants to hear from you
February 28, 2022 by Adam Malik

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is celebrating 50 years in 2022. As part of its milestone, it wants to hear from ASE-certified professionals. The group wants to feature professionals in a series of profiles showcased in ASE

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OK Tire names new leader
February 22, 2022 by Adam Malik

Jim Bethune is the new president and chief executive officer of OK Tire Stores Inc. The chain of tire and auto service retailers in Canada announced the move Feb. 18, effective immediately. Most recently, Bethune was the chief operating officer

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In Memoriam: Frank “Glenn” Crewe, 67
February 22, 2022 by Adam Malik

The aftermarket said goodbye to another one of its long-time members in Frank “Glenn” Crewe. He died at the age of 67 on Jan. 25. He joined the aftermarket at H&S Supply in Kenora, Ont., where he was born in

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AARO names new VP
February 14, 2022 by Adam Malik

Bruce Eccles has been named vice president of the Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario (AARO). He is the founder and semi-retired owner of Eccles Auto Service Inc. in Dundas, Ontario. The shop, which opened in 1984, remains family-owned with his

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Mevotech names new sales director
February 14, 2022 by Adam Malik

Eric Schillinger has been picked as Mevotech’s new sales director for the east coast United States. The company made the announcement Jan. 7, noting that he will serve as a key member of Mevotech’s business development team. Schillinger has more