One hundred years ago this June, W.R. “Bob” Crow founded Crow-Burlingame. What started as a small, family owned automobile accessory company is today the second-largest privately held auto parts distribution business in the nation. Its leader, Fletcher Lord Jr., grandson of Bob Crow, is in the process of passing the torch to the fourth generation of his family into the Crow-Burlingame business and as he does so, he sits down with aftermarketNews to impart some of the sage wisdom he has gathered in his nearly six decades in the aftermarket.
In today’s interview, Schildge talks about the expansion of CRP’s investment in Atlantic Automotive Engineering and key priorities for the company going forward.
AMN Executive Interview With Frank Frederick, Executive Vice President Of Sales, APC Automotive Technologies
In today’s interview, Frederick brings us up to speed on the May 2017 merger of Centric and AP Emissions and shares the company’s ultimate goals as a unified business. He also shares details about some new products hitting the market.
Paul Johnson was named president of Qualitor Inc.’s International Brake Industries (IBI) division in July 2017. He currently serves on the board of the Automotive Sales Council and also is a member of the AWDA Manufacturers Advisory Council. In today’s interview, Johnson talks about the evolution of the modern vehicle and what that means for IBI’s business today.
In today’s Executive Interview, Pindor talks to aftermarketNews about the key strengths that set B’laster apart from the crowd, as well as the company’s plans for the future and its role in keeping a passion for vo-tech alive.
Barton is a member of the board of directors of Dorman Products Inc. and has been its CEO and president since September 2015. In today’s AMN Executive Interview, Barton provides an update on Dorman’s 2017 acquisition of MAS Industries, and also talks about the singular focus that is the secret to Dorman’s success with its customers.
Executive Interview With Laura Soave, SVP, Chief Marketing And Communications Officer, Federal-Mogul Motorparts
In today’s AMN Executive Interview, Soave shares with us some updates on the Federal-Mogul Motorparts Garage Gurus program – which celebrated its three-year anniversary this past month – and new initiatives for the company, as well as her advice to women pursuing careers in the aftermarket industry.
JC Washbish, vice chairman of the Young Auto Care Network (YANG), recently sat down with aftermarketNews to talk about the exciting new initiatives YANG leadership is executing for 2018, including the upcoming YANG Leadership Conference, which will be held in conjunction with the Auto Care Association Leadership Days in May in Atlanta.
We recently sat down with the top brass at the Automotive Distribution Network to talk about big plans underway for 2018. In addition to President David Prater, we hear from Steve Tucker, vice president of sales and marketing, Jeff Hobson, vice president of product, and Tom Frey, vice president of Information/Technology.
If you’ve ever met Jim Franco, CEO of Autologue, in person, you know he is a force to be reckoned with. Energetic, vibrant and sharp as a tack, Franco also is not one to follow the crowd. He marches to the beat of his own drum. As such, it’s no surprise he wanted to talk about something a little different for this AMN Executive Interview. Today, Franco lets us in on his “Secret Sauce,” so to speak – his well-crafted, time-tested techniques for running a great business.
In today’s exclusive AMN Executive Interview, we hear from Joe Pomaranski, senior vice president and general manager, global aftermarket. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing Tenneco’s aftermarket business worldwide, with full responsibility for the business, including engineering, sales/marketing, finance, strategic planning and business development.
John Amalfe is the CEO of Momentum USA Inc., a privately held manufacturing, distribution, sales and marketing company headquartered in New Jersey. Momentum’s core products are brakes, cabin air filters and exhaust. John is the third generation Amalfe now running this multi-national company that was started in 1945 by his grandfather, uncles and his father in a one-bay garage in Elizabeth, New Jersey.