Reflecting on a worldwide network of intertwined supply chains and sales channels, aftermarket executives are assessing both the direct impacts and collateral damage of President Donald Trump’s tariff-induced trade war salvos being directed at friends and foes alike.
Mevotech LP announces the appointment of Todd Hack as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, responsible for Mevotech’s customer growth and brand development through his leadership of the North American sales, marketing and customer support teams.
Wheel Pros, a designer, marketer, and distributor of branded automotive aftermarket wheels, performance tires, and accessories, has completed the acquisition of Amcor Industries, Inc. (d/b/a Gorilla Automotive Products), a designer and distributor of branded automotive aftermarket lug nuts and wheel locks.
Beck/Arnley® recently debuted a new look for its 104-year-old brand. In addition to a new logo, a refreshed website was launched to provide consumers with an easier method of identifying Beck/Arnley products.
The Wesco Group Inc. has completed the acquisition of Auto Paint Specialties, a three-store PPG platinum distributor in Western Washington. APS President Dan Gemeroy will join the acquisition team at the Wesco Group.
A parallel can be derived between the unresponsive pains of the hotel industry's “luggage carts” and the automotive aftermarket's “luggage.” In the automotive aftermarket, it seems we keep doing the same stupid things, and expect different results, ignoring everything else.
Honeywell and LG are working on developing software and intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS), a cybersecurity technology suite designed and built into automotive systems that will be a part of their new products.
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