At 17, Matt Buchholz, now CEO of MotoRad, got his first job turning wrenches and along the way discovered what he describes as “a passion for high levels of customer service.” In this drive to meet the needs of customers while building his career and developing his leadership skills, Buchholz shares that he sought out
An admitted “car hoarder,” Tom Taylor, VP of marketing and co-owner of Rock Auto, says he and his family really lucked out when they founded the online auto parts retailer in the midst of the “Dot Com” bubble. According to their website, Rock Auto’s goal is to “liberate information hidden behind the auto parts store
In this episode of AMN Drivetime, Bill and Robert also dive into the following topics: 0:50 – How Robert was recruited to the aftermarket right out of high school 3:06 – How it feels to go from stocking parts shelves to leading a national program group 5:24 – What Pronto Network members are most focused
During his recent AMN Drivetime podcast interview with Babcox Media CEO Bill Babcox, Neil Sethi, president and CEO of Transtar Holding Company, shared his fascinating journey from studying biology and medicine as an undergrad to shifting gears and finishing with an MBA focused on finance. Throughout this journey, which continues today in his role at
In this latest episode, NGK’s Brian Norko, credits an important mentor in his career that helped him learn the key to being a successful sales professional
In this latest episode, AASA’s Paul McCarthy shares what it means to be passionate about what you do.
Roger McCollum, chairman and CEO of NA Williams, began his long career in the automotive aftermarket at Ken Tool Co., in Akron, Ohio, where he served in a variety of sales and management positions, eventually advancing to national sales manager. He joined N.A. Williams Co. in 1984 and currently serves as chairman and CEO of the
For Dave Marsh, turning personal strengths into something of value as a professional is what has guided him in his 32-year career with General Motors.
It was Vange Proimos’ experience as a tech and shop owner that has informed much of his success as CEO of AP Emissions.
In this podcast episode of AMN Drivetime, MEMA’s Bill Long shares career experience and photographic memories he’s captured over the years with Babcox Media’s Bill Babcox.
In this episode of AMN Drivetime, Sue Godschalk, president of Federated Auto Parts, shares her journey being included in the founding of one of the nation’s leading program distribution groups – Federated Auto Parts, which was established in the mid-1980s. Not necessarily a “car gal” per se, Godschalk says she was more intrigued by the
In this latest episode of AMN Drivetime with Bill Babcox, we hear from Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association. In this rich and candid conversation, Hanvey not only shares a little bit about the leaders and mentors who “took a chance” on him at the start of his career, but also