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Genuine Parts Company Announces CEO Leadership Transition

Paul D. Donahue will become executive chairman, while William P. Stengel, II will succeed Donahue as president and CEO.

NAPA Auto Parts Breaks Guinness World Records Title for Cars Washed

A total of 159 NAPA locations across the United States participated in breaking the Guinness World Records title for the most cars washed in eight hours (multiple venues), joining representatives from community organizations for the successful record-breaking attempt.

Genuine Parts Co. Completes Automotive Acquisition in Germany

Hennig Fahrzeugteile Group, headquartered in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, is one of Germany’s leading suppliers of vehicle parts.

University of the Aftermarket Foundation Recognizes New Lifetime Trustees During AWDA

University of the Aftermarket Foundation Chairman Bob Egan recognized National Pronto Association as a new gold lifetime trustee during the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association’s (AWDA) Oct. 29 luncheon at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

Automotive Aftermarket Is Well-Positioned for Bull Market or Bear Market

“Regardless of what happens with the economy and the so-called record bull market, I think the $392 billion automotive aftermarket is in a good spot,” Counterman Editor Josh Cable writes.

Longtime GPC Chairman CEO Wilton Looney Passes Away At 99

After retiring from GPC in 1990, Looney kept an office at GPC headquarters and attended every board meeting for the next 28 years, totaling almost 80 years with his beloved company.

Sanel Auto Parts Joins NAPA, Adds Eight Locations In Northeast

The Segal family will continue to own and operate the company, which will be called Sanel NAPA.

Merle’s Automotive Supply Acquired by GPC

Merle’s, founded in 1969 and based in Tucson, Arizona, is a 14-location automotive parts distributor serving both the commercial and retail markets in the greater Tucson and southern Arizona area.