Newsmaker

  • Brian Daugherty, chief technology officer of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), spoke to Aftermarket Business World about the organization’s priorities for the coming year.
    Brian Daugherty
  • Headquartered in Suwanee, Ga., Omix-ADA is the largest independent manufacturer and wholesaler of Jeep, truck and off-road parts, accessories and floor liners, according to Director of Marketing Henk Van Dongen.
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  • Nadeem Mazhar, CEO of Custom Technology Solutions, an IT and asset management services company, discusses changes in the financial markets that could impact asset and inventory management.
    Nadeem Mazhar
  • Miles Johnson, Hyundai Motor America’s senior manager of quality, service and technology public relations, answered questions from Aftermarket Business World about the automaker’s technological innovations.
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  • Bob Cushing answered several questions posed by Aftermarket Business World about the marketing and management programs that Advance Auto Parts offers to its commercial customers.
    Bob Cushing
  • Bob Greenwood, president and CEO of the Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Centre in British Columbia, discusses the interconnectedness of the U.S. and Canadian aftermarkets.
    Bob Greenwood
  • Tom Wood, senior product market manager for Epicor’s automotive division, discusses the use of automatic identification technology in the aftermarket with Aftermarket Business World.
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  • Brake Parts Inc (BPI) president and CEO David Overbeeke discussed with Aftermarket Business World the latest developments in the braking systems category.
    David Overbeeke
  • Mark-Tami Hotta, CEO of the Transportation Research Center, discusses the $45 million expansion of TRC’s 450-acre Smart Mobility Advanced Research and Test Center for automated and autonomous vehicle testing.
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  • Headquartered in Cuernavaca, Mexico with a U.S. office in Dallas, Intran is a contract manufacturer of automotive components. CEO Juan Cintrón discusses  aftermarket trade between the U.S. and Mexico.
    Juan Cintrón
  • Darryl Barber, marketing manager for UPS’ automotive segment, discusses the challenges the aftermarket faces when it comes to multi-channel commerce.
    Darryl Barber
  • 86Borders has developed an online hub called 86enroute that helps small companies use their fleet visibility data to share information with customers about the status of orders, deliveries and drivers in a pull-based framework.
    Dan McDonald
  • Senior automotive analyst Bernard Swiecki, director of CAR’s Automotive Communities Partnership (ACP), reports that it remains difficult to determine what industry changes might occur under President Donald Trump.
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  • Trans-Canada Energies Distribution, one of Canada’s leading battery and renewable energy distributors, recently partnered with Shell to bring back the Shell Battery product line to North America.
    Joel Rozon
  • With the help of predictive analytics, Predii’s software is designed to determine which parts and equipment will fail, as well as when and why. Technicians can then address these issues before they become problems, said CEO Tilak Kasturi.
    Tilak Kasturi
  • Aaron Lowe, senior VP of regulatory and government affairs at the Auto Care Association, spoke to Aftermarket Business World about how new vehicle technologies are affecting the aftermarket supply chain.
    Aaron Lowe
  • Macomb Community College has partnered with automotive industry experts to roll out a comprehensive vehicle design program that couples clay modeling with digital rendering skills.
    Don Hutchison
  • Record360, an asset condition software vendor, released its inaugural dealership service center customer survey in 2016. Shane Skinner, founder and CEO, at Record360, discussed the results with Aftermarket Business World.
    Shane Skinner
  • Samuel Kwasi Sackey is vice president of ECL, which provides vehicle testing services for Ghana’s government-mandated inspection program that was established in 2014.
    Samuel Kwasi Sackey
  • The Chinese government is in the process of implementing a related “Made in China 2025” initiative that aspires to comprehensively improve its worldwide manufacturing prowess, including the pursuit of cutting-edge automotive innovations.
    Scott Kennedy