Aftermarket Business

Joe Swaim
Joe Swaim, senior business application consultant at International Business Systems, spoke to Aftermarket Business World about the supply chain technology needs of small and mid-sized distributors.
Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology will make its debut in the GM product line as early as 2017.
Aftermarket Foundation
The Executive Committee of the Aftermarket Foundation announced that, in order to meet growing needs within the automotive aftermarket industry, it is commencing a hiring search for a full-time Executive Director.
Donaldson Company
Donaldson Company was awarded a 2014 Supplier Award by Volvo Group Purchasing in the category Aftermarket Excellence.
Lou Camilli, Enerpulse
Leaving Major League baseball behind and armed with a mathematics degree from Texas A&M University, Camilli scored in the aftermarket by inventing the Pulstar spark plug and establishing Enerpulse Inc.
A series of new regulations limiting the copper content of brake components – including a provision that took effect at the beginning of this year – do not put a stop to selling and installing industry products already on the marketplace.
University of the Aftermarket Foundation
The annual Automotive Supply Associates (ASA)/Sanel Auto Parts golf outing donated proceeds from the event to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in memory of George Segal, chairman of ASA/Sanel, who passed away in August.
Russell Stebbins
Philips Automotive North America appointed Russell Stebbins Director, Automotive Aftermarket. 
Brian Drews, DeNooyer Chevrolet
Brian Drews, parts manager at DeNooyer Chevrolet in Kalamazoo, Mich., spoke to Aftermarket Business World about the challenges presented by the high number of recalls announced by GM this year.
Against a backdrop of increasing automotive recalls, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has gone live with its online VIN-based recall search tool at SaferCar.gov/vinlookup.

Special Reports

Auto technicians say that quality and brand are the two most important reasons they buy a particular aftermarket product, according to the 2014 Aftermarket Business World Technician Attitude Study.