Aftermarket Business

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. 
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
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.
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.
Paul Gentilini
Gentilini Motors, a Woodbine, N.J.-based group of dealerships, has taken steps to reduce its energy and water consumption as part of a company-wide "green" initiative that encompasses service, sales and the company's physical facilities
Grote Industries
Reflecting its continuing support of the heavy-duty trucking industry, Grote has made a donation of $25,000 to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation’s scholarship fund to be used to train new aftermarket personnel.
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
ZF Friedrichshafen AG and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. today announced that they welcomed the decision by the stockholders of TRW to approve the acquisition of TRW by ZF.
AWDA, Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association
The Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Council of Governors introduced its newest officers and governors following the group’s 2014 Annual Business and Education Conference in Las Vegas.

Tschanen Brandyberry
Magneti Marelli is experiencing continued growth as it moves into use on more vehicles being worked on in today’s independent repair shops.

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.