Newsmaker

  • 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
  • Kelly Frey, vice president of marketing for Telogis, spoke to Aftermarket Business World about the advantages of fleet management systems and how they can affect vehicle maintenance.
    Kelly Frey
  • OTC continues to market tools and training, and Alison Accavitti, marketing communications manager at parent-firm Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, recently answered a series of questions posed by Aftermarket Business World.
    Alison Accavitti
  • Kaleb Silver, senior product manager at Hunter Engineering, spoke to Aftermarket Business World about the impact of new vehicle technologies on product development.
    Kaleb Silver
  • Hundreds of mobile automotive technicians aligned with YourMechanic are making housecalls to homes and workplaces to render convenient diagnostic, repair and maintenance services.
    Lee Senderov
  • Ryan Driscoll, marketing director at fleet management solution provider GPS Insight, spoke to Aftermarket Business World about how fleet systems can affect vehicle operations.
    Ryan Driscoll
  • Steve Hughes, VP of supplier development, government affairs and logistics at Centric Parts, discussed shipping alternatives during the Hanjin shipping crisis and bankruptcy.
    Steve Hughes
  • Larry Pavey, CEO of the the Automotive Parts Services Group, spoke to Aftermarket Business World about recent supplier evaluations that included discussions about Internet strategies and telematics.
    Larry Pavey
  • Openbay founder and CEO Rob Infantino describes his company as “an online marketplace transforming the auto repair experience for consumers, and the way that service providers acquire and service customers.”
    Rob Infantino