Aftermarket Business

Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium, GAAS
Applications are now being accepted online for the 2015 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) scholarships, University of the Aftermarket (UAF) Scholarships and awards from collaborating organizations.
John F. Ferraro
John F. Ferraro currently serves as Global Chief Operating Officer of Ernst & Young (EY). His appointment will be effective on Feb. 10, 2015, subsequent to his retirement from EY.
Spectra Premium
Spectra Premium’s latest product release includes 118 new SKUs, of which 55 are first-to-market parts and aftermarket exclusive to Spectra Premium.
John T. Bohenick has been named to succeed James C. Orchard as Chief Executive Officer of Dayco LLC and its principal subsidiaries effective September 2, 2014.
MAHLE Aftermarket
MAHLE Aftermarket, Service Solutions, formerly MAHLE RTI, opened a new satellite warehouse in the Los Angeles area to support customers on the West Coast and to expand service to Canadian customers.
Motorcar Parts of America
Motorcar Parts of America said it intends to offer 2 million shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering, subject to market and other conditions.
Howard A. Laster
Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket named Howard A. Laster as Head of Aftermarket – NAFTA Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket.
Automotive Parts Headquarters
Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc. (APH), a family-owned auto parts distributor and store group, and United Auto Supply Inc., a leading privately held distributor and store group, announced plans to join forces.
The AAPEXedu Webinar Series will present, “Copywriting: Your #1 Marketing Skill,” a free exhibitor webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. EST, to show exhibitors how effective copywriting can be used to grow their businesses.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts
Federal-Mogul Motorparts announced the launch of an extensive new North American technical and product support program to extend its reach to local vehicle service businesses.

Special Reports

Collision repairers prefer to get their parts from auto parts retailers (33 percent) with dealerships (24 percent) and jobbers (23) a close second and third option, according to the Aftermarket Business World Collision Shop Study.