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BorgWarner Wins Coveted DEI, Learning Accolades

The company was recognized by Brandon Hall Group with a gold award and a silver award.

Centerforce Announces New Marketing Manager

Trent McGee brings more than 25 years of aftermarket experience to Centerforce Clutches in his new role.

TransGo Mourns Passing of Larry Lee Passey

Many in the transmission aftermarket are mourning the passing of Larry Lee Passey. Larry passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 1. He operated a transmission shop in Tempe, AZ for 10 years before moving to California to join TransGo. A TransGo spokesperson said: “He was, a highly respected industry veteran and

Sonnax and Rostra Powertrain Controls Join Workforces

Both the Sonnax and Rostra brands have been part of Marmon Holdings, Inc. since 2018.

Bolt On Technology Appoints New Sales and Marketing Directors

BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY, a supplier of technology solutions for the automotive aftermarket, announced it has tapped two industry veterans to head up its sales and marketing operations. Thomas Ripple has assumed the role of Sales Director. Ripple has 26 years of experience in software and software as a service (SaaS). Expert at selling technical solutions

Dana Names New President for Light Vehicle Drive Systems Business

Dana Incorporated recently announced that industry veteran Byron Foster, who most recently served as Dana’s senior vice president and chief commercial, marketing, and communications officer, will succeed Bob Pyle as president, Light Vehicle Drive Systems. Mr. Pyle announced that he will be leaving Dana, effective July 9, to accept a CEO position outside the mobility

Converter Association Announces Officers

The Torque Converter Rebuilder Association (TCRA) announced board members and association officers for the coming year. Association officers are – President, Mike Cargill, Schaeffler; Vice President, Eric Saxberg, Saxco Converters; Secretary/Treasurer, Steve Jaussaud, Sonnax. Board member terms are staggered. Jeff Stuck, Certified Transmission; Mathew Roybal, Transtar, and Joe Rivera, ProTorque continue their positions on the

ProTorque Names Director of Motorsports and Sales

The Boninfante Group has hired Tom Kundrik, a well-respected drag racer and performance industry professional, to be ProTorque’s director of motorsports and sales. In addition to fielding customer service calls and offering technical support over the phone for ProTorque, Kundrik will be actively traveling the country to attend relevant drag racing events to also provide

RANDYS Worldwide Promotes Hollingsworth

RANDYS Worldwide has announced the promotion of Neal Hollingsworth to vice president of marketing. As a part of the executive leadership team and reporting to the president and chief executive officer, Hollingsworth will continue to be responsible for activities related to RANDYS Worldwide and the network of brands across all sales and marketing channels. Hollingsworth

Transtar Industries Names New Supply Chain VP

Transtar Industries recently announced that Greg Kaganovich has joined the growing organization as vice president of supply chain. Kaganovich succeeds former VP, Supply Chain Kevin Rozsa who will now serve as vice president, marketing. Chief Operating Officer Joe Levanduski says, “I am excited to welcome Greg Kaganovich to the Transtar team. He is a high-level

Standard Motor Products Names New VP

Duane Burns joins SMP with more than 25 years of logistics experience

Lubegard Scientist Dr. Landis Passes Away

We were saddened to learn that Dr. Phillip Landis, the scientist who developed the Lubegard synthetic lubricant molecule, passed at his Sedona, AZ home on February 4. He was 98. During his 38-year career with Mobil Oil, Dr. Landis was the manager of the company’s Applied Research Group during which time he oversaw the team