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Movers & Shakers: Wieland Acquires Wrisco Industries

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Wieland Acquires Wrisco Industries

Wrisco Industries, the manufacturer of prefinished aluminum sheets, anodized aluminum, steel coil and related components, has been acquired by Wieland Metal Services, the copper and copper alloy specialist. Wrisco Industries was founded in 1916. The company is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and operates four distribution centers out of Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, and Edison, New Jersey. The business will continue to operate under the Wrisco name after its integration into the Wieland Group.

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Sharon Cameron

AAM Group Names Sharon Cameron Business Analyst

The AAM Group has named Sharon Cameron as its new business analyst. Cameron, who most recently served as AAM’s product data specialist, will focus on purchasing reports and predictions, product compliance reporting and PRO Rebates tracking. Cameron is the third member of AAM’s vendor relations team, including Vice President of Vendor Relations and Purchasing John DeBalso and Vendor Relations Manager Mark Franchetti. The group conducts regular reviews with distribution members, facilitates member-supplier conversations, holds monthly purchasing calls and evaluates brands to identify growth areas.

NASCAR Names John Ferguson Chief Human Resources Officer

NASCAR has announced that John Ferguson has been hired to lead human resources strategy for the sanctioning body as senior vice president and chief human resources officer. In this role, Ferguson will oversee NASCAR human resources and provide strategic leadership around talent acquisition, employee engagement and culture development. For nearly a decade, Ferguson served in HR roles at Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) in Washington, D.C., and most recently as vice president of People & Culture. Based in the Daytona Beach office in Florida, Ferguson will help develop HR strategies designed to support and engage employees across more than 20 office and race track locations in the U.S. He will also help build a company culture that is empowering, innovative, diverse, inclusive and collaborative, according to NASCAR. Ferguson’s hire comes less than two years since NASCAR completed the merger with International Speedway Corporation.

Keystone2022 Keystone BIG Show Dates and Location Announced

Keystone Automotive Operations announced that it is returning to Grapevine, Texas, for the 2022 BIG Show. This annual customer event will be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, March 25–26, 2022, followed by a virtual event, April 4–9.

Returning to Texas after a successful 2021 BIG Show, the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center will once again host the event, showcasing exhibiter displays, show vehicles and product education. Keeping with its ongoing commitment to support customer growth, Keystone will feature a full suite of innovative digital marketing programs and solutions will be featured throughout the event.

For those unable to attend the 2022 BIG Show, Keystone will expand the show’s reach as they once again present a virtual BIG Show following the live event. This virtual show will be the third successive year of the online event, allowing participants the chance to partake in many of the same offers and promotions as the live event while engaging with presenting suppliers in a safe and convenient virtual format.

For more information, visit keystonebigshow.com.

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