In this AMN Executive Interview, Kent Savage, CEO of Apex Supply Chain Technologies, sits down with aftermarketNews to talk about the aftermarket’s approach to supply chain efficiency as well as what trends he sees on the horizon.
Having joined the company in 2003, Henry Hippert has been a major contributor to the dramatic and consistent growth Eastern Catalytic has demonstrated over the past several years. In today’s aftermarketNews.com Executive Interview, Hippert brings us up to speed on recent expansion efforts taking place at Eastern thanks to the company’s continued growth and success, and also gives us an update on state-by-state CARB regulations.
Brent Windom has been named president and chief operating officer (COO) for Uni-Select’s U.S. automotive business.
Transportation has consistently been cited as the most significant barrier to employment for low-income residents in suburban areas due to limited public transportation options.
Announcing in November 2012 plans to spin off its brake parts business, Affinia Group officially sold the division in a management-led buyout, with Torque Capital Group acquiring the business in a private transaction on March 20, 2013. Now named Brake Parts Inc., the business, which includes the venerable Raybestos brake brand, is led by President and CEO David Overbeeke. Today, Overbeeke brings us up to speed on all the changes taking place and shares a bit about his plans for the future of BPI.
This year’s event set a new attendance record with 320 registered attendees and exhibitors. It also marked a new milestone for the group, with a record number of first-time participants in attendance.
From a sumptuous black tie affair to a classic and colorful car show, National Performance Warehouse’s (NPW) fourth annual FAST Expo this past weekend had it all. Held at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., the NPW Fast Expo brought together vendors, retailers, technicians and automotive enthusiasts, all of whom came out to see the latest products and innovations from aftermarket vendors, as well as a comprehensive collection of new and historical customized vehicles.
In this exclusive AMN Executive Interview, we sit down with Fras-le President and CEO Daniel Randon (pictured, left), and Rodrigo Meirelles (pictured, right), who joined the company in June as Fras-le’s first vice president and general manager for its North American, European and Asian operations. The two executives share with aftermarketNews updates on the significant growth the business has experienced in North America this past year.
Robert Christy is the director of marketing for the North American Aftermarket division of Dayco Products. In that capacity, he is responsible for all marketing and category management activities for the automotive aftermarket. In this exclusive Executive Interview, Christy talks about Dayco’s new VIN-scanning app and the use of other technologies in the aftermarket today.
Larry Pavey has spent his entire career in the automotive aftermarket, working first for a jobber while attending high school and college and then a warehouse distributor. From there, he spent 30 years in the manufacturing sector before returning to distribution in 2006. In this interview, he reflects back on what his experience has taught him about the supplier/customer relationship. He also shares his plans for AAPEX 2012.
Michael Palm is vice president of marketing and sales at CRP. He initially began his career at CRP in 1986, but left the company to take a position as director of worldwide marketing at Berlitz, an international leader in language instruction. In 2005, he returned to CRP and has been responsible for managing all marketing and sales aspects of CRPs businesses in both the automotive and industrial sectors. In this Executive Interview, Palm brings us up to speed on CRP’s integration of the AJUSA brand into its product portfolio over the past year; and also talks about product trends such as the increasing popularity of timing belt kits.
In February, eBay Motors acquired WHI Solutions in a landmark deal that looks to change the landscape of parts retail and distribution in the automotive aftermarket. Now, after a few months settling in, longtime WHI President and CEO Bryan Murphy (now WHI managing director and eBay senior director) brings us up to speed on the company’s integration into eBay and what the future looks like for the two online powerhouses.