Movers & Shakers: Jeffries to Retire from Federated Auto Parts; Vantage Awarded Patent for Rear Suspension on Wheelchair Minivan

Federated Auto Parts announced that Gene Jeffries,
a 50-year veteran of the automotive aftermarket, would begin his
retirement at the end of December after having worked for Federated
Auto Parts distributors for the past 13 years. Jeffries began his
career in the automotive aftermarket 50 years ago working as a
technician and shop owner in Indianapolis. His career also includes
stints with Monroe Equipment Co., Unit Parts Company and Raybestos. In
1997, Jeffries joined Federated as president, a position he held for 10
years before transitioning into a reduced schedule as director of
membership development, the position he currently holds.

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