The Alliance CEO Reflects on 6 Decades in the Parts Distribution Business

Alliance CEO Reflects on 6 Decades in Parts Distribution

John Washbish, president and CEO of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, shares stories of his six decade long career in the business in the AMN Drivetime Podcast with Bill Babcox.

You’re probably familiar with the Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper parts programs. In fact, you may source some of your parts from them. You know your delivery drivers and the parts that local warehouses carry; however, you might not know who’s running the show at the top. Here’s your chance to get to know him.

John R. Washbish is president and CEO of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance. He’s a popular speaker and industry veteran, known not only for his strong wit, but more impotantly, his commitment to the betterment of the automotive aftermarket. Washbish got his start in the aftermarket in the late 50s at his father’s warehouse distributorship. Needless to say, after six decades in the business, this southern gentleman can tell a great story. In fact, he shares quite a few of them in the latest episode of AMN Drivetime with Bill Babcox.

To hear the full episode and watch Washbish describe how he got started in the industry and rose in the ranks to be at the helm at one of the nation’s largest parts distributors, click here.

The AMN Drivetime Podcast offers candid, one-on-one conversations between Babcox Media CEO Bill Babcox and notable figures in the automotive aftermarket, sharing their experiences and life lessons as they have traveled the aftermarket. Babcox is the third generation to run the Akron, Ohio-based Babcox Media. He not only has a number of great stories bu engages in captivating conversations on topics ranging from key industry issues to deep personal insights developed over years of experience in this dynamic industry.

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