The correct answer for the October contest is the Kia Forte. The winner for October is Larry Bosma, owner of Harry’s Motor/NAPA Auto Parts in Sanborn, Iowa.
NAPA Parent GPC Reports Solid First Quarter, Sees ‘Continued Strengthening’ of US Automotive Aftermarket
In the United States, sales for the Automotive Parts Group were up 2.5% and comparable store sales were up 3.5%.
Kolenski credits his father for sparking his interest in the automotive aftermarket.
Donahue has served as president and CEO of GPC since May 1, 2016. He will continue as CEO and, effective April 22, add the position of chairman.
During the fourth quarter of 2018, TRICO and participating NAPA stores donated funds to the IFHF for every pair of TRICO Force beam blades and TRICO Exact Fit wiper blades purchased.
The correct answer for the March contest is the Honda Pilot.
Lower fuel prices, full employment and an aging vehicle population aren’t the only tailwinds lining up behind the automotive aftermarket.
Full-year sales for the Automotive Group – GPC’s largest division – increased to $10.5 billion, up from $8.6 billion in 2017.
NAPA Tools & Equipment team members from throughout the country nominated suppliers for the award, based on a wide range of selection criteria.
NAPA is expecting more than 20,000 people to attend its 2020 NAPA Expo, which takes place next April in Las Vegas.
“If you provide the customers with consistent and trustworthy service, it will ensure that the customers return again and again,” Simpson said. “I have always prided myself on going the extra mile – maybe I even get carried away sometimes.”
Marra’s father owns a NAPA store in New Canaan, Connecticut, and Marra recalls tagging along with his dad on Saturday mornings when he was 4 or 5 years old. “I always love telling people that my earliest memories here are reaching up to put a part on the bottom shelf,” Marra says.