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MOVERS AND SHAKERS: CSK AUTO, COLLECTORS FOUNDATION INC., ONSIGHT SOLUTIONS AND MORE

  • CSK Auto announced that James Constantine will join the company as executive vice president of finance and chief financial officer effective November 19. Constantine most recently served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of ShopKo Stores Operating Co. The company also announced that Brian Woods, executive vice president of merchandising, is leaving the company in order to remain full time in Dallas with his family. CSK is currently searching for a successor.

  • SEMA member Collectors Foundation Inc. reported that it has awarded more than $1,000,000.00 since its inception in 2004 to build the next generation of collector vehicle enthusiasts. Collectors Foundation is an educational grant-making organization funded by collector vehicle and classic boat enthusiasts to serve young people–the future generation of collectors. To date, over 200,000 school age children have learned some of their history, art, and science lessons at eight automobile museums around the country with grants from the Foundation. Over 2,000 high school aged students in ten different states have received the benefit of new equipment for automotive technology classes or special mentoring programs supported by the Foundation.  And 65 students have received scholarships for post-secondary study in automotive or restoration, design, rod and custom building at nine different educational institutions.  

  • OnSight Solutions opened three new franchise locations. The company now has 14 nationwide owners of OSS franchises. The most recent acquisitions are the greater Boston metro area, Charlotte metro and Western North Carolina markets, and the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, North Carolina metro markets.