A native of “Honeymoon City” Niagara Falls, New York, Charles Harris began his aftermarket career after graduating with degrees in both Business and Marketing from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. An experienced sales executive, Harris has spent more than 30 years in the automotive aftermarket, holding executive management roles at such well-known names as Tenneco,
NGK’s Brian Norko credits an important mentor in his career that helped him learn the key to being successful.
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
Dave Marsh shares some of the wisdom he has accrued over three decades in the industry, as well as stories from the road.
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 episode of AMN Drivetime, Bill Long of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturer’s Association sat down with Bill Babcox to discuss his career and show photographic memories he’s captured.
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
Kevin Judge, vice president of sales and marketing at NTN Bearing, started his journey in the industry without even knowing what a shock absorber was. With the help of his mentors and connections within the industry, Judge was able to work his way up and gain experience that he can now share with young professionals.
In Episode 6 of AMN Drivetime with Bill Babcox, Bill sits down for a chat with Larry Pavey, industry veteran and current CEO of the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group). Having spent most of his life in the automotive aftermarket – from an early start delivering auto parts to his decades leading some of
One might think working at Porsche would be the pinnacle of any car lover’s career, however Eric Steinbecher, president Automotive Aftermarket – Americas, Schaeffler, says it is the automotive aftermarket that he wishes he had found sooner. “Everyone who works in the aftermarket knows that you get addicted – addicted to the industry and to