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Top 5 Stories Of The Week

A recap of the top five stories on aftermarketNews during the week of June 15.


Dayco Adds Sales & Marketing Leadership

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Dayco recently appointed Thomas J. (TJ) Fontana as director of sales, North America and Shannon Lara as director of marketing for Dayco’s North American aftermarket. In addition, Tyler Samagalski was promoted to director of industrial, fluid power and performance markets, North America. 

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Patti Engineering Relocates Austin Facility

Patti Engineering, Inc., a leading control system integration company based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with offices in Texas and Indiana, announced the company’s Austin, Texas, facility has moved to a new location to better serve area customers. The new facility, close to the company’s previous location, is centrally located to continue to serve regional customers, partners and vendors.

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NUCAP Brake Technology Now Used In Construction

NUCAP Industries Inc. and Rotho Blaas SRL signed a commercial agreement for the supply of GripMetal technology and products to the timber construction industry. GripMetal was originally developed for automotive use.

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OEC Announces Repairlink Integration With Protractor

OEConnection LLC, automotive technology provider for original equipment manufacturers’ distribution networks, reports it has successfully launched an integration between its RepairLink mechanical parts ordering platform and Protractor Management Platform for Auto & Tire Shops. This integration allows repairers to remain within their shop management system while utilizing the RepairLink capabilities to find and order OEM parts from dealerships. 


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Jim Hastie Joins Parts Authority

Parts Authority has announced that Jim Hastie has joined its executive team as vice president category management – cooling & collision. Hastie joins Parts Authority with more than 20 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket industry.

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Hellwig Suspension Products Celebrates The Life Of Don Hellwig

CRP Industries Names New Director Of Engineering

Merchants Fleet Announces YourMechanic Partnership

Fisher Auto Parts Launches Vision 2020 Promotion



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