Aftermarket Business

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.
Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo, AAPEX
The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) 2014 Mobile App includes new content and many features to help attendees get ready for the event when on the go and easily navigate the show floor while at AAPEX.
Centric Parts Friction Materials Lab
The new Centric Parts Friction Materials Lab expands the company’s engineering department, and features a LINK Chase dynamometer as well as equipment to measure, mix, mold and cure friction materials.
Eyal Aronoff
The FFF is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that aims “to remove barriers to competition so that natural gas, methanol, ethanol and electricity can compete on equal footing with gasoline at the pump and at the dealership.
While it is too early in the process to be sure, it appears that ZF Friedrichshafen’s pending purchase of TRW will eschew the typical plant shutdowns and layoffs in favor of continued international expansion-minded innovations and increased job
Genuine Parts Company
Thomas C. Gallagher, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genuine Parts Company, announced Oct. 20 that record sales totaling $4.0 billion were up 8% compared to the third quarter of 2013. 
Autopromotec
The organizers of Autopromotec 2015 said that exhibit space in the halls devoted to lifting equipment, tires and tire equipment is sold out.
University of the Aftermarket
The University of the Aftermarket will offer Basic and Advanced Aftermarket Data Standards Nov. 18-20 at the Northwood University facility in Troy, Mich. Participants may take the Basic or Advanced program or both.
Michael Cardone III
CARDONE Industries said that Michael Cardone III and Christin Cardone McClave have assumed new positions to help lead the business and drive future growth.

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.