From Shop Owner Robert Sanford is general director of the ACDelco channel of General Motors and is responsible for its business strategies and overall performance. He joined GM in 1982 and has served in a variety of service, sales, aftersales and management roles with the company. Sanford’s previous assignments have included: director of GM Mexico/Central
Babcox Media sat down one-on-one with Daniel Ninivaggi prior to the start of this year’s AAPEX. Ninivaggi is co-CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., and CEO, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. He joined Federal-Mogul in 2010, serving as a member of the Board of Directors. In February 2014, he was appointed
AMN’s sister publication, BodyShop Business recently spoke with David Brunori, president of Quest Automotive Products (QAP), about some of the activities the company has undertaken in the year and a half that has passed since it acquired U.S. Chemical in June 2013. In the discussion, Brunori talked about how QAP is positioning itself in the
AMN Executive Interview With Tom O’Brien, President Of SKF Vehicle Service Market (VSM), North America Business Unit
Tom O’Brien has more than 30 years of aftermarket experience with various roles in sales, operations and management. He joined SKF in 2007 and served as the vice president of automotive sales for SKF Vehicle Service Market (VSM), North America. In January 2014, O’Brien was appointed president of the SKF VSM, North America Business Unit
Executive Interview with Scott Barone, Senior Manager, Wholesale Parts Operations for Volkswagen Brand After Sales
Scott Barone is an automotive parts and service industry veteran of 30 years. He spent 25 years with the Mopar parts division of Chrysler Corp. and was the co-founder of OEConnection LLC, where he served six years as a board member. Currently, as senior manager, wholesale parts operations for Volkswagen Brand After Sales, he is
AMN Executive Interview With Russell Stebbins, Director – Automotive Aftermarket Sales, Philips Automotive North America
Today in our AMN Executive Interview series, we hear from Russell Stebbins, who was recently appointed director – Automotive Aftermarket Sales, for Philips Automotive North America. In this exclusive interview, Stebbins talks about his new role with the company, big plans for celebrating Philips’ 100th anniversary this year and new products and innovations that will
In today’s AMN Executive Interview, we talk to Sean Lyon, director of marketing and product management for Permatex. In the interview, he shares with us what kinds of insights the brand gleans through social media, and the latest efforts in the company’s longtime consumer education initiative.
AMN Executive Interview With Jason Best, Sr. Vice President Of Aftermarket Sales And Business Development, Spectra Premium Industries
In today’s AMN Executive Interview, Jason Best discusses Spectra’s recent acquisition of Richporter Technologies and other areas of growth for the company.
Daniel N. Schildge is the president of CRP Industries Inc. He was appointed to the position in July 2008, after serving in a variety of capacities with the company, including COO. In this role, Schildge is directly responsible for the strategic and tactical management of CRP Industries and accountable for the development and implementation of the company’s infrastructure, including all systems, processes and personnel. In today’s interview, Schildge talks about the company’s 60th anniversary and the keys to the CRP’s long-term growth and success.
When Frank Owings grew up, his generation viewed cars as a passion. It was freedom. “When we turned 16, it was a right of passage to get a car,” Owings says. “We worked on it, we fixed it and we customized it.” This September, he will become PERA’s 66th president.
Roy Kent joined the Federated Auto Parts management team in January 2014 as chief strategy officer and president of new business development. An industry veteran, Kent’s vast aftermarket experience includes a long career at Federal-Mogul where he held a variety of positions, most recently serving as vice president of wholesale distribution. At Federated, he oversees a number of key areas including membership development, vendor relations and strategic planning.
AMN Executive Interview: Bill Long, President And COO, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA)
Today in our AMN Executive Interview series, we feature a discussion with Bill Long, president and COO of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). In the interview, Long shares with AMN readers his thoughts on the globalization of the supplier industry, the evolution of AASA and where both the association and the industry as a whole are headed.