Aftermarket Business

E-commerce continues to accelerate in the automotive aftermarket industry. New research shows that 56 percent of online automotive parts and accessories shoppers are making their purchases online – an 8 percent increase over the previous year.
Andreas Huber, Mahle
MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. announced the appointment of Andreas Huber as general manager for MAHLE Service Solutions. Huber will report directly to MAHLE Aftermarket general manager Jon Douglas.
Multi Parts, MPS
Multi Parts announced the SPARK2015 Guiding Lights. The group of 18 professionals is volunteering its time and partnering with Multi Parts as part of this year’s SPARK Initiative.
National Pronto Association
The National Pronto Association has honored DENSO Products and Services Americas (DPAM) with its highest award, Supplier of the Year, for 2015.
Mark Finestone, Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Store Development, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Merchandising, Supply Chain, and Marketing.  Bill Graves, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and International, has been
To provide an enhanced online experience for its customers, Dayco unveiled its next-generation website,, and its updated global automotive aftermarket catalog,
Automotive Distribution Network
During its recent fall membership meeting in Phoenix, the Automotive Distribution Network elected David Prater president of the group, succeeding Mike Lambert, who retired earlier this year.
Martin J. Skok Jr.
Martin J. (Marty) Skok Jr., who helped build his father’s successful engine parts manufacturing business into a global enterprise serving original equipment manufacturers and replacement parts distributors, died Oct. 4, 2015. He was 87.
Gates Corporation
Three automotive repair professional finalists who participated in the Gates promotional program have been randomly selected as winners of a trip to Las Vegas for industry week and a chance at winning $100,000 at the live event.
University of the Aftermarket Foundation
Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Automotive Distribution Network, Federated Auto Parts and National Pronto Association each contributed $25,000 to honor the industry icon and former vice chairman of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation who pa

Special Reports

Tire dealers are optimistic about increasing their product sales this year, but not as optimistic as they were in the same survey conducted last year, according to the Aftermarket Business World Tire Dealer study.