Aftermarket Business

Mike Maris
Mike Maris, senior director of transportation and logistics at Motorola Solutions, spoke with Aftermarket Business World about the role of bar code scanning and other automatic identification technology in warehouse and distribution operati
E-tailing is the fastest growing retail sector in the automotive aftermarket, and is poised to become a significant revenue generator in the auto parts market.
Parts Authority
The Parts Authority, a Pronto member, completed the asset purchase of Johnson Industries in Atlanta on Nov. 21.
Justin Rue
The Alliance Parts Warehouse (APW) announced that Justin Rue has been promoted to the newly created position of Sales Manager for the organization.
DENSO
DENSO announced a major expansion to its line of First Time Fit® air conditioning condensers. With part numbers increasing from 189 to 339, DENSO condensers now cover 134 million vehicles on the road.
Fred P. Hochberg, Export-Import Bank of the United States
Under the direction of Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg, the Export-Import Bank of the United States is described as “an independent federal agency that supports and maintains U.S. jobs by filling gaps in private export financing at no c
Formally designated as the Export-Import Bank of the United States and commonly called Ex-Im, said 89 percent of its record-high 3,413 transactions in 2013 were for small businesses and the department turns a profit. 
David Zuby
David Zuby, executive vice president and chief research officer at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, spoke to Aftermarket Business World about smart cars and safety improvements being implemented by OEMs.
Automotive Parts Associates, APA
Automotive Parts Associates (APA) has selected GCommerce to facilitate electronic document exchange between APA shareholders and vendors to automate the procurement process.
Steve McShane
Steve McShane, founder and chief executive officer of Midtronics, Inc., was named the recipient of the 2014 McGladrey Lifetime Achievement Award. McGladrey LLP is a leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services.

Special Reports

The percentage of auto repair shop owners and technicians who purchase parts online increased in 2014 from 2013, according to the Aftermarket Business World Online Purchasing Habits studies conducted during the two years.