Vice President of Sales and Marketing for CRC Industries, Louis Fresta, joined the company in 2008. Louis came to CRC with an extensive background in brake maintenance chemicals and brake friction materials. Prior to joining CRC, he held executive positions at FASA Friction Laboratories and NJA Brake Products. In today’s interview, Fresta shares details about the company’s new CRC 1-TANK Power Renew system, as well as his overall thoughts on the competitive fuel additives market.
AMN Executive Interview: AASA’s Chris Gardner And AAIA’s Scott Luckett Discuss The New Aftermarketmatch.com
Under the direction of Chris Gardner, MAAP, vice president, programs and member services, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), and Scott Luckett, MAAP, chief information officer, Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), a new website called www.aftermarketmatch.com was launched to help suppliers and resellers align their electronic commerce and data standards. In today’s interview, Gardner and Luckett discuss what this new site can offer aftermarket suppliers and resellers.
Executive Interview With Howard Laster, Head Of Aftermarket – NAFTA, Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket
In today’s AMN Executive Interview we hear from Howard Laster, head of Aftermarket – NAFTA, Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket (CVAM). In the interview, Laster talks about the burgeoning TPMS market and Continental’s role in this product category with its VDO REDI Sensor product line. In the interview, Laster shares what he sees as the biggest challenges and opportunities within TPMS sensor replacement today.
Paul Johnson joined NTN in August as vice president of sales and marketing for NTN USA Corp. and also chairman of NTN’s sales divisions in the Americas region, including NTN Bearing Corp. of America, NTN Bearing Corp. of Canada, NTN de Mexico and NTN Sudamerica. In this role, Johnson also is responsible for all NTN market segments including automotive OEM and aftermarket, as well as industrial OEM and aftermarket. In today’s Executive Interview, Johnson talks about his new role at NTN, his short- and long-term goals for the business as well as the opportunities and threats in the marketplace today.
In today’s AMN Executive Interview, McCollum talks about the growth of his company, the role of technology in business today, and also offers up his thoughts on the changing aftermarket sales landscape.
In today’s Executive Interview, Bieszczat discusses the critical role of modern software solutions in a successful distribution business, and offers up his thoughts on the role of e-commerce in retail today.
Bill Thompson serves as the CEO of IMR Inc. He acquired the company in 2003 after recognizing the extraordinary potential in both the amount of research the company performs and the volume of data it collects. While at IMR, Thompson has led the way into new research venues, as well as developed new and innovative ways of using IMR’s data for a variety of automotive customers. Under his leadership, the company continues to grow its portfolio of automotive research products and services. In this AMN Executive Interview, Thompson sheds some light on expectations for the overall health and growth of the automotive aftermarket in the coming years. He also discusses the trends he’s seeing in his firm’s aftermarket research.
Today, aftermarketNews sits down with Jon Douglas, general manager of MAHLE Clevite. A 20-year veteran of the MAHLE Group, Douglas was named GM of Mahle Clevite this past July. In this exclusive interview, Douglas shares some of his short- and long-term goals for the business, talks about the company’s recent consolidation in Michigan and more.
Sean Lyon is director of marketing and product management at Permatex. He joined the company in mid-2012 as the director of product management and took on the additional role of director of marketing later that year. Lyon has an extensive background in the automotive aftermarket with more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience working for leading automotive suppliers such as Honeywell, Allied Signal, Prestone Products and First Brands Corp. In today’s interview, Lyon discusses Permatex’s passion for education and the importance of packaging, and also will give us a sneak preview of what to expect from the brand’s new marketing campaign.
In this week’s AMN Executive Interview, Kent Savage, CEO of Apex Supply Chain Technologies, sits down with aftermarketNews to talk about the aftermarket’s approach to supply chain efficiency as well as what trends he sees on the horizon.
Having joined the company in 2003, Henry Hippert has been a major contributor to the dramatic and consistent growth Eastern Catalytic has demonstrated over the past several years. In today’s interview, Hippert brings us up to speed on recent expansion efforts taking place at Eastern thanks to the company’s continued growth and success, and also gives us an update on state-by-state CARB regulations.
AMN Executive Interview: Federal-Mogul’s Martin Hendricks Discusses New Breakthrough In Ceramic Friction Technology
Martin Hendricks is vice president and general manager, braking, Federal-Mogul and Wagner Brake Products, with responsibility for OE and aftermarket brake friction operations. Wagner Brake recently announced a breakthrough in ceramic friction technology that meets impending environmental requirements for copper content while reportedly also enhancing brake performance. In today’s AMN Executive Interview, Hendricks offers more details on the announcement.