The Vendor of the Year award was presented at the automotive distributor’s annual open house.
Uday Deshpande, Ph.D., most recently served as vice president, global vehicle electronics systems for CNH Industrial N.V.
Shah is succeeding Kevin Daly, who will serve as VP, operational accounting, a newly created position.
The 2019 Most Valuable Partner (MVP) award was presented at the automotive aftermarket distributor’s AAPEX reception recently held in Las Vegas.
Net sales for the fiscal 2020 second quarter increased 17.5 percent to $150.4 million from $127.9 million for the same period a year earlier, reflecting sales increases for both hard parts and diagnostic products.
D&V’s power amplifiers and emulators will be available with OPAL-RT’s real-time simulation – offering customers greatly increased accuracy and test capabilities, said the company.
MPA has announced the appointments of industry veterans Niall F. Davidson as vice president of sales, and Christine Whitfield as vice president of marketing for the company’s heavy-duty wholly owned subsidiary Dixie Electronics, based in Toronto, Canada.
The company expects the new line to contribute $30 million in sales this fiscal year.
MPA’s wholly owned subsidiary D&V Electronics USA has received an order from NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) for high-power direct current emulators to be utilized for development of hybrid electric aircraft testing applications.
AutoZone’s WITTDTJR award stands for “What It Takes To Do The Job Right.”
“The amended credit facility provides the company with additional financial flexibility to execute management’s strategic targets for growth and profitability,” said Selwyn Joffe, chairman, president and CEO.
Motorcar Parts of America has announced that Rick Mochulsky, senior vice president of sales, will assume the additional responsibility of managing the marketing team across all product lines. The company also announced the appointment of automotive industry veteran Mario Garza as assistant vice president of marketing.