Aftermarket Business

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
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.

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.