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MEMA Mourns the Passing of Aftermarket Veteran Steve Handschuh

A highly respected automotive aftermarket veteran, Handschuh died on Aug. 22, 2022.

SMP Announces Passing of Director John Gethin

Gethin joined SMP in 1995, retiring in 2016 as president and chief operating officer.

NASCAR Hall of Famer Bruton Smith Passes Away

Smith was a trailblazer in the fields of motorsports, philanthropy and automotive retail.

Former Yokohama Tire Executive Jim MacMaster Passes Away 

MacMaster, who spent 39 years in the tire industry, retired from Yokohama in 2010 after 30 years with the company.

Obituary: Former SMP Executive Timothy J. Plank

Plank retired from Standard Motor Products, where he worked as an account executive for 39 years.

Obituary: AACF Co-Founder Don Schlenger Passes Away

Although retired, Schlenger stayed involved with the foundation right up until his 101st birthday on May 9 of this year.

Obituary: Car Care Pioneer Lucille Treganowan Passes

In 1973, Treganowan opened Transmissions By Lucille, which is still in operation today.

Obituary: Remembering Anthony Williams of Advance Auto Parts

Williams, Advance’s CTI curriculum designer and LMS administrator, passed away unexpectedly on May 3.

Obituary: Remembering Kinedyne’s Roger Perlstein

Kinedyne has issued a statement on the passing of Roger Perlstein, vice president – sales and marketing.

Central Tools President Bruce Dawson Passes Away

Since the Dawson family purchase of Central Tools in 1992, Bruce has been a fixture at industry and customer events.

AirSept Co-Founder Myron Stein Passes Away

Stein is credited with 23 U.S. patents and multiple awards for developing products that solve complex automotive A/C and fluid carrying system repair problems.

Former ARA President John Rainey Passes Away

Rainey died March 16 at his home in Henderson, North Carolina. He was 94.