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Making Time For A ‘Health Check’

Take time to assess where your business is – and where you’d like to see it go.

AMN Q&A With Larry Watson, Hunter Engineering’s VP Of Sales

How managing business through a pandemic has changed Hunter Engineering, and the industry as a whole.

Executive Interview: Fletcher Lord III, President Of Crow-Burlingame

Fletcher Lord III represents the fourth generation of the Crow family to help lead Crow-Burlingame, a Little Rock, Arkansas-based parts distributor that celebrated its 100th anniversary in April. Lord III, a great-grandson of co-founder Bob Crow, was named president during the company’s centennial celebration in Little Rock, coinciding with several other executive appointments that signal the next chapter for the venerable parts firm.

Executive Interview: Corey Bartlett, President & CEO, Automotive Parts Headquarters (APH)

Corey is the President and CEO of Automotive Parts Headquarters (APH) in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. He is the third-generation to be involved in the business. APH operates 125 corporate stores and 36 independent locations across Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan and Montana.

Executive Interview: Mark Drennan, General Director, ACDelco

Mark Drennan is the general director of ACDelco, the true General Motors original equipment maintenance and repair parts brand. Over a three-decade career at GM, Drennan has influenced every part of the aftermarket value chain, from product design to marketing, sales and distribution.

Executive Interview: Scott Bennett, Chairman Of The Board, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance

Scott is the President of Bennett Auto Supply, Pompano Beach, FL, with 34 stores, 1 distribution center, and over 60 Certified Service Centers throughout Southeast Florida.

Executive Interview: David Boer, Vice President Of Marketing, NGK Spark Plugs

As the vice president of marketing at NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc., David is responsible for all marketing and product initiatives for the brand. He earned a BSBA in marketing from Kutztown University, and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University. He has also completed executive leadership development courses at Northwood University.

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Executive Interview: David Saline, Vice President Of Sales, Management Success

David Saline started out as a client with Management Success and joined the team by leading training seminars. He is now the Vice President of Sales at Management Success, while continuing to run two shops.

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Executive Interview: Mark Drennan, General Director, ACDelco

Mark Drennan was named ACDelco general director in October 2016, and is responsible for its business strategies and overall performance. Previously, he was director of General Motors Accessories, where he was charged with integrating sales and distribution with the design, production and marketing of GM’s vehicle accessories portfolio. Drennan previously served as a field zone sales manager and regional service manager.

Executive Interview: John Washbish, President and CEO, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance

Success in the car care industry today is critically dependent on technology. This goes beyond the warehouse and counter and directly onto the shop floor, says Washbish.

Executive Interview: Brad Drummond, COO, Aramark

Brad Drummond is Chief Operating Officer of Aramark Uniform Services and Refreshment Services – leading providers of uniforms, facility supplies and food beverage services. He is responsible for operations with nearly 15,000 employees with more than 300 distribution and market facilities across North America and revenues in excess of $2 billion.

Executive Interview: Bob Leone, Aftermarket Sales Manager, North & South America, ADVICS

Since 2011, Bob Leone has been part of the exciting growth of ADVICS in the aftermarket. His drive and determination is dedicated to aftermarket distribution of the established OE brand. For years, ADVICS has been manufacturing original equipment parts for Toyota, Lexus and other OE parts to Ford, GM, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Isuzu, Lexus, Mitsubishi, Honda, Nissan, Suzuki, Subaru and others.