Women at the Wheel, Ep. 9: Kim Nolan, BBB Industries (Audio)

Women at the Wheel, Ep. 9: Kim Nolan, BBB Industries (Audio)

BBB Industries' Kim Nolan details her career trajectory in the aftermarket and the lessons she has learned along the way.

That staunch work ethic combined with her relationship-building skills and fearless advocacy and passion for the automotive aftermarket led Kim to be named to AftermarketNews’ Women at the Wheel Class of 2020 as well as the 2022 Woman of the Year from Women in Auto Care.

After she and her father sold the family business to BBB Industries in 2006, Kim has worked to become senior vice president of sales– traditional market and NAPA Auto Parts. In this episode of the Women at the Wheel Podcast, hear from Kim as she describes fond memories of working with her father, the tough decision of selling the family business, what she loves about her role and BBB and so much more.


  • Kim’s start in the automotive aftermarket and lessons she learned from working with her father (0:24)
  • How Kim has expanded her territory and learned the new product lines at BBB (4:19)
  • How Kim has confronted challenges being a woman in the industry and how it is changing (7:36)
  • The ways she balances work and life (10:00)
  • The tough decision behind selling her family’s business and how she has adapted and thrived at BBB Industries, including building her team of sales professionals (11:12)
  • Kim’s advice for women who want to advance their careers in the aftermarket (15:31)

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