Newsmaker

  • Tim J. Boxeth, marketing manager at 3M Commercial Solutions, recently discussed some of the application intricacies and training opportunities available for industry professionals interested in offering vehicle wrapping services to their clientele.
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  • Tom Robinson, senior vice president, ORBCOMM Strategic Business Development, spoke to Aftermarket Business World about how Blockchain can benefit the logistics industry.
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  • As the senior marketing manager at lighting producer Lumileds, Ann-Marie Hines is responsible for the implementation and execution of the product and marketing plans for United States, Canada and Mexico.
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  • Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta is giving the green light to President Donald Trump’s goal of cutting the amount of red tape associated with federally registered apprenticeship regulations.
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  • Interstate Batteries is rolling out a new rebranding initiative aimed at bringing consistency to the product line’s look while maximizing shelf impact. 
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  • John Kramer is the VP for North American operations at The Floow, a UK-based telematics and fleet management company. Kramer has a background in both telematics and the insurance industry.
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  • Research firm Netscribes has released its Global Telematics Market Report, which indicates that the telematics market will have a compound annual growth rate of 28.5 percent from 2017 to 2022, reaching $233.24 billion in revenue worldwide. 
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  • Berg Insight issued a report that found the active fleet management systems deployed in North America was growing a CAGR of 15 percent, and is expected to reach 13.5 million by 2021. We spoke to Rickard Andersson, senior analyst at Berg Insight, about the report.
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  • Based in Indianapolis with an international reach, Stericycle Expert Solutions’ quarterly Recall Index tracks government-mandated repair initiatives for faulty vehicle components. Wayne Mitchell, director of the company’s automotive division, recently addressed the pace of ongoing industry recalls.
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  • Heming Bjorna, senior commercial specialist with the U.S. Commercial Service who focuses on Norway's auto industry, discusses the Nordic nation with Aftermarket Business World.
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  • David Benardo’s Zelectric Motors shop in San Diego specializes in converting vintage petroleum-powered Volkswagens and Porsches into electric vehicles.
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  • Jeremy Carlson of IHS Markit discusses the connected vehicle market and announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show and Detroit Auto Show in January.
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  • Daniel Zenko, director of data innovation at the Auto Care Association, will lead the association’s efforts in category management data collection and reporting, and will help harmonize in-house research.
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  • Allison Fried of the Consumer Technology Association, which produces the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held annually in Las Vegas, discusses the presence of auto companies at CES.
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  • Surgere and robotics company Fetch created a robotic inventory and cycle counting system that can be used in logistics facilities and warehouses. Surgere's David Zingery discussed development of the system.
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  • Marie Niewiroski, director of eBay Motors, answered questions from Aftermarket Business World about the site’s automotive-oriented offerings, including Virtual Tech and My Garage.
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  • ABI Research identified three important technology trends in intelligent transportation: Freight as a service; vehicle OEMs adopting factory-fit telematics solutions; and the rapid growth of the commercial telematics sector.
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  • In December 2017, Openbay announced that it is partnering with eBay Motors to make available millions of searchable parts and accessories.
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  • Tom Super is director of the property and casualty insurance practice at J.D. Power. The firm has published a number of studies related to autonomous and connected vehicles.
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  • Cloud communication company Solace recently released a study on self-driving cars that found more than half of drivers would not buy an autonomous vehicle, regardless of cost. Aftermarket Business World spoke to Solace’s director of marketing communications, Cameron Conaway, about the findings.
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