SEMA eNews Vol. 15, No. 19, May 10, 2012

Movers & Shakers: Performance Automatic Inc. Moves to Larger Facility; Sun Tyre & Wheel Systems Builds Third India-Based Plant

  aftermarket news, automotive aftermarket news, aftermarket business
Performance Automatic Inc. relocated to a larger facility to accommodate its growing manufacturing and sales operations.
   

Performance Automatic Inc. Moves to Larger Facility
Performance Automatic Inc.
announced that the company relocated to a new and larger facility to
accommodate its growing manufacturing and sales operations. The company
now has specified areas for the dyno, tear down, warehousing, packaging,
building and shipping. The company's new address is: 5119 Pegasus
Ct., Suite F, Frederick, MD 21704. Phone: 240-439-4650. Fax:
240-439-4873. 

Sun Tyre & Wheel Systems Builds Third Plant Based in India
Sun Tyre & Wheel Systems has constructed its third manufacturing plant at a new campus in South India. After its acquisition of Watts Lanka Private Limited in Sri Lanka in 2010, Sun Tyre & Wheel Systems has expanded its capacity of Solid Resilient and Press On Band tires at this location, and the company plans additional capacity later this year for its Solid Skid Steer tires.  

Omega Research and Development Technologies Inc. Upgrades Website
Omega Research and Development Technologies Inc. has launched upgrades to its tech support installation guide website, www.wiresheet.com.
Website enhancements include  a new "WebApp" icon for iPhone that
provides quick access to the website, an exclusive Omegalink module
lookup, access to full owner's and installation guides and an improved
wire lookup.

Mike Darrow Named President and COO of Russ Darrow Group
Mike Darrow, executive vice president of the Russ Darrow Group, was named the president and chief operating officer of the company. Darrow assumes responsibility for the daily management of all aspects of the new car dealerships, encompassing 23 franchises in 13 locations, along with oversight of Russ Darrow Leasing Co. Inc. and JD Byrider/CNAC. Darrow joined the company in May 1990 as a sales associate. He also trained at the National Automobile Dealer Association’s Dealer Candidate Academy and was named executive vice president in 2000.

Standard Motor Products Honored by Hahn Automotive
Standard Motor Products was honored by Hahn Automotive Warehouse Inc. with three awards during the company's national sales conference in Orlando, Florida. Standard Motor Products received the Vendor of the Year, Outstanding Manpower 2011 and Outstanding Training Support 2011. Hahn Automotive Warehouse Inc. Director of Marketing Michael Bonacci presented the awards to Standard Motor Products' Bob Kimbro, vice president distribution sales, and Ken Wendling, national sales manager.

  aftermarket news, automotive aftermarket news, aftermarket business
Warren Morley was named key account manager for CRP Automotive.
   

Warren Morley Named Key Account Manager for CRP Automotive
CRP Automotive named Warren Morley its key account manager. He is responsible for managing an assigned portfolio of CRP's wholesale distributor accounts by building relationships and creating sales strategies that result in continuous growth. Before joining CRP, Warren was the southeast sales manager for Valeo Service, a company that he worked with for 13 years in various sales capacities. Warren was involved with aftermarket sales of engine cooling, rotating electrical, AC compressors, transmission clutches and wiper blade products.

Martin & Co. Adds Kevin Shaw as Director of PR & Social Marketing
Martin & Co. announced that the newest member of its team is Kevin Shaw, director of public relations and social marketing. Shaw has served as associate editor of Mopar Muscle and Corvette Fever magazines, editor of Personal Watercraft Illustrated and senior editor of several powerTV Media’s online-only digital publications Street Legal TV, LSXTV, Chevy Hardcore and Rod Authority. “It is with great enthusiasm that we announce Kevin Shaw as Martin & Company’s director of public relations and social marketing,” said agency president Zan Martin. “His keen understanding of the automotive culture and its brands allows him the ability to create compelling content for traditional media & PR, as well as websites, social media sites & mobile applications.”

Meyer Distributing Announces Little Rock Location
Meyer Distributing has announced a new cross-dock location in Little Rock, Arkansas. The new addition will have a direct feed from the company's hub in Jasper, Indiana, which houses more than 500,000 sq. ft. of inventory. “The addition of the Little Rock cross-dock enhances our ability to offer logistical services throughout the region," states Jason Braun, executive vice president of Meyer Distributing. "The new site has already been fully integrated with our distribution system and technology framework and will provide unmatched service to customers in this market."

ICON/TLC Opens New Location in Chatsworth, California
ICON/TLC is celebrating 16 years in business  in 2012 and has opened a new location in Chatsworth, California, about 14 miles from its previous location. The company announced that it's looking forward to the increased capacity and a providing customers with a wider range of services. The address of the new location is 9601 Lurine Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311. TLC phone: 818-280-3330. ICON phone: 818-280-3333.

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