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MOVERS & SHAKERS: ANNE JOHNSON, JEFF VOCHASKA, THOMAS MAUCK, JOHN OUTCALT, EDAG INC., TOMCAR USA AND MORE

Dealer Services International (DSI), a division of Transamerican Auto Parts LLC, announced that Anne Johnson joined the company as the sales representative for a Northern California territory. Johnson, former co-owner of California Truck Works Inc., will be responsible for the placement of accessorized vehicles at local car dealerships for customer purchase. Johnson has been in the automotive aftermarket industry for more than 20 years and is currently a member of SEMA's Board of Directors and is a Select Committee member of the association's Light-Truck Accessory Alliance (TORA).  


Anne Johnson

In a sweepstakes established by Flex-a-lite Consolidated for its dealers and retailers, Jeff Vochaska of Motor State Distributing won a modified 2002 Acura RSX. Out of 80 preliminary winners, three were chosen to attend the 2007 SEMA Show where the winner was announced in the Flex-a-lite booth. The sweepstakes ran from December 2006 through September 2007.  

PPG Industries promoted Thomas Mauck, general manager of protective and marine coatings, to vice president of protective and marine coatings. Mauck joined PPG Industries in 1980 working in several finance and accounting roles. PPG also promoted John Outcalt to vice president of automotive refinish—Americas. Outcalt, who was previously the company’s director of sales and marketing for automotive refinish in North America, joined PPG in 1983 as a sales representative for the company’s automotive refinish business. 

Tomcar USA entered into an agreement with EDAG Inc. to establish and operate a facility for North American production. Tomcar declared that the initial stage of production will include 7,000 of Tomcar vehicles in two-seat, four-seat and mini-truck configurations. Tomcar produces a line of combat-tested all-terrain vehicles.

Babcox Publications announced that its redesigned Tomorrow’s Technician website is up and available at www.tomorrowstechnician.com. New additions to the site include an in-depth training center section, improved navigation and community-based posting.