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On our latest episode of  , we welcomed Jeff Koviak, Vice President of Sales, Customer Service, and Sales Operations - T...
01/08/2024

On our latest episode of , we welcomed Jeff Koviak, Vice President of Sales, Customer Service, and Sales Operations - The America's, DRiV Incorporated, as he delves into his career and how he's grown with the changes at Tenneco and DRiV over the years.

Starting out at Northwood University's automotive aftermarket management program, Koviak has spent his career in the aftermarket, navigating changes throughout the years. 📑

Watch the full interview now! https://youtu.be/gue3uPzEBsg?si=KPfv1N4hq3M8FxOe

01/04/2024

So, what's so attractive about the commercial vehicle aftermarket for investors?

In this episode of The Schwartz Advisors Report, Brian Cruickshank, partner at Schwartz Advisors, gives us an overview of the commercial vehicle aftermarket, the big heavy-duty consolidators and why investors are increasingly eyeing this side of the industry. 🚛

01/03/2024

Transtar Industries Anna Gluck knows her work speaks for itself, and her track record as a change-maker at Transtar is evidence. 💡

In this episode of Women at the Wheel, Anna digs into her career and how she feels female leadership can be an asset to any aftermarket company.

Watch the full interview now! https://youtu.be/zXlSXIR5T2M?si=QnsAWDNz8_uDHKop

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. Board of Directors has named JC Washbish as president.“We look forward to JC’s...
01/02/2024

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. Board of Directors has named JC Washbish as president.

“We look forward to JC’s leadership as he undertakes his new responsibilities as president of the Alliance,” said Eli N. Futerman, chairman of the Alliance Board of Directors. “JC brings youth, enthusiasm and vision to our shareholders as our new leader.” 👏🏻

Read the full story: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/the-alliance-promotes-jc-washbish-to-president/

In our latest episode of the Women at the Wheel Podcast, we welcomed Anna Gluck, executive vice president of human resou...
12/28/2023

In our latest episode of the Women at the Wheel Podcast, we welcomed Anna Gluck, executive vice president of human resources at Transtar Industries, as she shares the mindset changes she has made to hone her confidence and become a female leader in the industry. 👩🏻‍💼

Watch the full interview! https://youtu.be/zXlSXIR5T2M?si=1JG64Sce3YYWY0GB

Transtar Industries announced it has acquired Arch Auto Parts.“Arch Auto Parts aligns perfectly with our strategic goals...
12/18/2023

Transtar Industries announced it has acquired Arch Auto Parts.

“Arch Auto Parts aligns perfectly with our strategic goals and marks the largest acquisition for Transtar Holding Company in general automotive repair parts distribution, which exemplifies our commitment to growth in this segment,” Transtar President and CEO Neil Sethi said. 📈

Read now: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/transtar-acquires-arch-auto-parts/

12/16/2023

Drum roll, please! 🥁 Meet Your 2023 Newsmakers!

As we cap off our Year in Review series, check out who made the headlines in the automotive aftermarket this year!

We wish you a happy and blessed holiday season. See you in 2024! 🍾

See the full list of stories here: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/amn-year-in-review-meet-your-2023-newsmakers/

Presented by Goodyear Belts.

12/15/2023

AMN's Top 10 Personnel Stories of 2023, presented by Goodyear Belts!

With the big four parts retailers announcing executive changes this year, we experienced our fair share of executive changes, new hires and promotions in the automotive aftermarket. Join Maddie Winer, editor of aftermarketNews, and Josh Cable, editor of Counterman, as they count down the top personnel stories of 2023. 👩🏻‍💼👨🏽‍💼🧑🏻‍💼

Find the full list of stories here: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/amn-year-in-review-top-10-personnel-stories-2023/

12/14/2023

We're back with the Top Distribution News of 2023, presented by Goodyear Belts!

From acquisitions to partnerships to new members and awards, parts distributors in the automotive aftermarket provided us with no shortage of news in 2023. Join Maddie Winer, editor of AftermarketNews, and Josh Cable, editor of sister publication Counterman, as they count down the Top distribution stories of the year. 🏆

Find the full list of stories here: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/amn-year-review-top-distribution-news-2023/

With increased consolidation in the WD space, business owners might be considering their succession planning options or ...
12/07/2023

With increased consolidation in the WD space, business owners might be considering their succession planning options or even selling their business.

In this episode of the Schwartz Advisors Report, Keith Zar, managing partner at Schwartz Advisors, digs into three pivotal areas business owners need to evaluate before selling their business, how employees play a role and ways potential sellers can organize their financials. 💰

Watch Now: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/elling-your-automotive-aftermarket-business/

12/06/2023

On our latest episode of , we met with Kurk Wilks, President and CEO of MANN+HUMMEL, as he delves into how advanced technology and customer needs are shaping future products. 🤝🏼

“For me it’s about reliability and trust that when customers use our product, it’ll make their asset perform as desired and as needed,” he says.

Watch the full interview below!

https://www.aftermarketnews.com/mannhummels-wilks-using-innovation-to-build-trust/

11/30/2023

In our latest episode of the Women at the Wheel Podcast, we welcomed Kellye Wicker, Senior Director of Marketing, North America, Valvoline Global Operations, as she shares how she has built up her skillset to become a sought-after marketing professional. 💬

Watch the full interview! https://youtu.be/4hQ1TPTDiFE?si=j7Y4SdNgxFvUrvev

PHINIA's mission is to deliver high-quality, innovative systems while leveraging fuel technology as a pathway to carbon ...
11/20/2023

PHINIA's mission is to deliver high-quality, innovative systems while leveraging fuel technology as a pathway to carbon neutrality. 🔋

So, how does the PHINIA team plan to accomplish those goals? We sat down with PHINIA executives at AAPEX Show - Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo to find out in this Executive Interview.

Read now: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/phinia-delphi-2024-priorities/

We sat down with PHINIA executives during AAPEX to find out the company’s priorities for 2024 and how it’s looking to grow.

Advance Auto Parts has announced to focus on its “blended box business model” and initiate a separate sale process for W...
11/16/2023

Advance Auto Parts has announced to focus on its “blended box business model” and initiate a separate sale process for Worldpac as well as its Canadian business.

“We are committed to stabilizing the company and returning Advance to profitable growth,” said Shane O’Kelly, president and CEO. 🏁

Read the full article: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/advance-initiates-sale-worldpac-canadian-business/

RIGHT TO REPAIR PASSES IN MAINE! 🙌 Over 80% of Mainers voted "yes" to ensure that they and their repair shops can access...
11/09/2023

RIGHT TO REPAIR PASSES IN MAINE! 🙌

Over 80% of Mainers voted "yes" to ensure that they and their repair shops can access vehicle diagnostic tools and data. 🛠️

“The result of last night’s election in Maine proved another victory for the American consumer and the right to repair movement that is gaining support across the United States,” said Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association.

Find out more: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/maine-voters-yes-right-to-repair/

Over 80% of Mainers voted "yes" in a ballot initiative to ensure car owners and repair shops can access vehicle diagnostic tools and data.

On our latest episode of  , Mike Palm, vice president of sales and marketing at CRP Automotive, shares how he has led th...
11/09/2023

On our latest episode of , Mike Palm, vice president of sales and marketing at CRP Automotive, shares how he has led the company’s aftermarket product management efforts to ensure that CRP remains a respected brand in the industry. 🗣️

Find out how Mike and his team are finding success! Watch the full interview: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/crp-industries-mike-palm-amn-drivetime/

In the latest installment of The Schwartz Advisors Report, LIVE from the AAPEX Show Floor, Mike Buzzard, Managing Partne...
11/08/2023

In the latest installment of The Schwartz Advisors Report, LIVE from the AAPEX Show Floor, Mike Buzzard, Managing Partner of Schwartz Advisors, delves into factors driving auto parts distribution consolidation today. 📑

Watch the interview now: https://youtu.be/hJCitE7FsXc?si=MiauV3ogXWpR6YTe

10/31/2023

Amid the halls of democracy stands one of us. 🗽

Meet Babcox Media's October Vehicle Care Rockstar: Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, a repair shop owner who serves as the Congressional representative for Washington State’s third district.

A legislative RockStar for our industry, Marie co-led the introduction of The REPAIR Act and understands what our industry faces when it comes to Right to Repair. 💪

Learn about Marie: https://youtu.be/5bd8PUmKtD0?si=_qLCl_0cl9tv2pN5

10/30/2023

An offer no one could refuse.

The automotive aftermarket is at the crossroads of change. This year, the Big Bosses at the AAPEX Show - Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo, Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of Auto Care Association, and Paul McCarthy, president and CEO of Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, offered Joe Keene a challenge. 🤝

Check out episode 1 now!

https://youtu.be/PVPFBfuaMLM?si=B3aLnCpmlNCuvGHT

China is well-positioned to flood the BEV market with low-priced BEVs. But will it undercut US and European vehicle OEMs...
10/26/2023

China is well-positioned to flood the BEV market with low-priced BEVs. But will it undercut US and European vehicle OEMs? 🔋

In the latest installment of The Schwartz Advisors Report, Derek Kaufman, Managing Partner of Schwartz Advisors, provides his take on the BEV market.

Read more: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/domestic-bev-oems-be-very-afraid/

10/23/2023

Road to AAPEX is back! Introducing Season 2, The Lincoln Highway! 🛣️

This year, the spotlight shines on the remarkable 2002 Lincoln Blackwood as it travels on a historic journey along the Lincoln Highway - the first transcontinental highway in the United States, running coast-to-coast. Coincidentally, the AAPEX 2023 show kicks off on the Lincoln Highway's 110th anniversary!

Along the 2,200-mile journey, the team is tasked with seeking out industry voices that can speak to the cutting-edge issues in the automotive aftermarket - its past, future, successes, and challenges.

Click below to watch Season 2!

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4JMeDXT5c5v-mTvC660pG6-c_qJHQYoO&si=JRm8Xs8qdzzkaajb

10/19/2023

In our latest episode of the Women at the Wheel Podcast, we welcomed Beth Mooney, Senior Manager, Global Marketing & eCommerce at Dana Incorporated, who shared her experiences evolving with the industry! 📈

Watch the full interview: https://youtu.be/wCtO_XvS7hI?si=ubbJkhdmpECkVAlC

What factors affect the pace and type of M&A activity in the automotive aftermarket? And what does that mean for your bu...
10/19/2023

What factors affect the pace and type of M&A activity in the automotive aftermarket? And what does that mean for your business?

In the latest installment of The Schwartz Advisors Report, Rick Schwartz, CEO and managing partner of Schwartz Advisors, shares what economic factors are at play in the M&A landscape today and how they affect M&A activity over time. ⏳

Watch now: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/factors-affecting-ma-activity-automotive-aftermarket/

On our latest episode of  , Jeff Kritzer, president and CEO of BendPak, details the evolution of BendPak in his 40+ year...
10/16/2023

On our latest episode of , Jeff Kritzer, president and CEO of BendPak, details the evolution of BendPak in his 40+ years with the company as he climbed the ranks from the shipping and receiving department. 🧗‍♂️

Jeff's innovative thinking and hard work led him to see through dozens of brands, products and industry firsts over the years.

Watch the full interview: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/jeff-kritzer-details-bendpaks-40-year-evolution/

There's no denying digital marketing has become vital in today's digital landscape. 💻 So how do you make the most of it?...
10/04/2023

There's no denying digital marketing has become vital in today's digital landscape. 💻 So how do you make the most of it?

Join RevolutionParts experts in this free webinar where they dive into marketing tactics to help you connect with your customers, and supercharge your sales growth. https://bit.ly/48IjXDg

We are certainly in the early days of eFuel production, and much must be done to build out a refining infrastructure. ⛽ ...
09/29/2023

We are certainly in the early days of eFuel production, and much must be done to build out a refining infrastructure. ⛽

In this Schwartz Advisors Report, Derek Kaufman shares eFuel and ICE solutions for a carbon-neutral future.

Read more: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/the-shot-not-heard-around-the-world/

Thanks to the EU, eFuels have the potential to open a host of internal combustion engine solutions for our carbon-neutral future.

The Auto Care Association recognized industry leaders who have demonstrated their commitment to the betterment of the au...
09/28/2023

The Auto Care Association recognized industry leaders who have demonstrated their commitment to the betterment of the automotive aftermarket during its Leadership Days and Legislative Summit in D.C. 🏆

Award recipients included:
- Joe DeLorme; director of sales and product management for Dorman Products.
- Shawn Senior; president at Eastern Warehouse Distributors.
- Chelsea Scally; associate director of global mobility for S&P Global.
- Cindy Talamantes; marketing and communications manager for Global Parts Distributors.

Read more: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/auto-care-assoc-awards-2023-leadership-days/

The Auto Care Association recognized those making an impact in the auto aftermarket at its 2023 Fall Leadership Days.

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