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National Pronto appoints new director of marketing and communications
January 17, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Kerri Gulick has been promoted to director of marketing and communications for Grapevine, Tex.-based parts distributor National Pronto Association. Gulick began her career with National Pronto in 1999 and has held many roles within the organization during her tenure, including

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Ateq promotes support technician to vehicle testing
January 17, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Ateq TPMS Tools has announced the promotion of Ardit Shameti to technical repairs. Shameti’s new responsibilities will include vehicle testing, tool repairs, TPMS validation, and technical support. Shameti will continue to work closely with the technical support and database team.

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Pennsylvania to review emissions test exemptions
January 17, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has decided against proceeding with new legislation that would exempt vehicles eight years and newer from the state’s emissions inspection program. Lawmakers decided instead to commission a study, reviewing the program with input from consumers

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COMMENTARY: The future we’re hurtling toward
January 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

We seem to be plagued by a morbid pessimism that advanced technology is undoing our industry.

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Despite challenges, Liqui Moly reports solid growth in 2019
January 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Liqui Moly posted strong growth in Canada and the U.S. in 2019, and record year-end results.  Despite considerable supply chain difficulties, the German oil and additive specialist closed with a record turnover of 569 million euros, an increase of four

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AB Magic obtains the newest NexLink certification
January 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

 AB Magic, the management software by Laval-Que.-based VL Communications, has just obtained the brand-new NexLink certification. All the features of the WHI catalogue (Nexpart) are now available and integrated into the software. That included Smart Search, A-Z search, Service Trend

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Northwood University honours aftermarket leaders
January 15, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Northwood University has recognized eight prominent supporters of educational initiatives and learning within the automotive aftermarket industry. The Northwood University Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award is given annually to industry leaders throughout the country who have made noteworthy contributions to

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FCA appoints new chief communications officer
January 15, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) has named Simon Sproule as its chief communications officer. In addition, Sproule was named head of North America communications. The appointment is effective February 3, 2020. Sproule joins FCA from Aston Martin Lagonda where he

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BY THE NUMBERS: How technology could impact jobs
January 15, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Statistics that put the North American automotive aftermarket into perspective.

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Cloyes achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification
January 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Intensive in-house processes and auditing allows the company to attain this quality-focused status

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MAM reports sales growth due to third-party integrations
January 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

MAM Software says new features to its VAST point-of-sale management system has led to 218 new customers in recent months. The software company, based in Blue Bell, Penn., says continued investment in research and development has brought key developments to

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EYE SPY: Hole-y unfit for the roads!
January 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Steve Hackett, owner of Paragon Auto Service in Saskatoon, Sask. sent in this scathing indictment of the lack of mandatory safety inspections. “Unfortunately, this is what is on the roads without inspections,” he wrote. The 1979 Cordoba was towed