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Wilfrid Laurier University graduate joins Volvo Canada corporate team
June 6, 2019 by Renee Montague

Amanda Ignatius joins Volvo Car Canada Ltd. as head of corporate and media communications and will drive corporate storytelling, media relations, product, brand, and internal communications for Volvo Cars’ Canadian operation. Ignatius, a Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Toronto’s

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Jobbers… Your customers need help!
June 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Let’s create a panel of engaged jobbers to improve communication with automotive service providers, and solve some industry problems.

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Akebono expands brake pad lines
June 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Akebono Brake Corporation has expanded its Ultra-Premium Disc Brake Pad line by eight part numbers, its ProACT line by three part numbers, and its EURO line by five part numbers. Premium stainless hardware is included in the five parts that

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Epicor acquires MechanicNet, expanding its portfolio of services
June 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Epicor Software Corporation has acquired MechanicNet Group, a leading provider of customer relationship management (CRM) and retention solutions for auto repair shops. The transaction closed on June 3. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Texas-based Epicor, a global

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AASA to open dialogue on intellectual property
June 5, 2019 by Renee Montague

Automotive aftermarket brand leaders are invited to attend what is being billed as the industry’s first intellectual property forum on Aug. 15. Organized by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), it will be held in Dearborn, Mich., at the Ford

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SEMA announces board election results
June 5, 2019 by Renee Montague

Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) members voted James Lawrence, Melanie White, Kathryn Reinhardt, Chris Douglas and Les Rudd to serve on board of directors. James Lawrence of Power Automedia will fill the position of chairman-elect previously held by Tim Martin

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Better Selling: Ending the confusion about TPMS
June 5, 2019 by Adam Malik

By Adam Malik It’s enough to make some people want to pull their hair out. Lighting up support lines at tire pressure monitoring system manufacturers is the confusion around programming and relearning sensors to vehicles. It can be confusing to

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Kukui secures $27 million in Series-A funding
June 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Kukui Corporation, providers of digital marketing solutions for repair shops, has secured $27 million in funding from a Memphis-based investment firm. SSM Partners will provide Kukui Corporation with Series-A funding to accelerate continued platform innovation, rapid market expansion, expanded customer

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ETI draws record crowd to discuss the complexities of modern mobility
June 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The increasing complexity of advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and the importance of following proper calibration processes in the service bay took center stage at the Equipment and Tool Institute’s annual Tool Tech conference. Held in Charlotte, N.C., at the

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Hella recognized as one of GM’s suppliers of the year for 2018
June 4, 2019 by Renee Montague

GM recently recognized suppliers that have consistently exceeded the carmaker’s expectations, created outstanding value, or introduced innovations. Among the companies honoured as one of the GM’s suppliers of the year was automotive lighting manufacturer Hella. “We are incredibly proud to

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Tompkins International announces additions to executive team
June 4, 2019 by Renee Montague

Raleigh-based consulting and implementation firm Tompkins International announced three additions to its executive leadership team as a direct result of the company’s growth. Jim Herman has been named chief commercial officer leading all business development initiatives. Herman has more than 30 years

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On The Spot: ETI crowd gets an earful from Funny Car driver
June 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The first in our new “On The Spot” videos lets you experience what the driver of a nitro-fueled Funny Car might call the sweet sound of success.