CREF Welcomes John Eck to Board of Directors

Eck boasts more than 30 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket industry, having held numerous field sales, marketing and management positions for GM.

Polyvance Releases 6180 Mini-Fuzer Hot Air Plastic Welding Station

The Mini-Fuzer includes both a hot air welder and an airless welder for making repairs to a wide variety of plastic materials.

Polyvance Offers Video Calling Option for Technical Support and Training

In an ongoing commitment to quality support and training, Polyvance now has a dedicated phone number for making video calls with its customers.

Crash Champions Names Eric Pitt as Chief Financial Officer

Pitt joins the Crash Champions team after previously serving as CFO at HGreg, a major independent automotive dealer with locations across the U.S. and Canada.

PPG Introduces PPG LINQ Color Software, PPG MAGICBOX Body Shop Assistant

The advanced tools provide productivity and sustainability improvements for smaller body shops.

EVgo, GM Open 1,000th DC Fast Charging Stall

The milestone installation marks progress in the companies' shared goal of expanding public charging access and accelerating EV adoption.

Axalta, Xaar Partner to Introduce Digital Paint Technology

The new technology can contribute up to a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions for two-tone vehicle manufacturers.

Kristi Werner Named CEO of United Recyclers Group

Werner, who joined URG in 2011, was promoted to the role after serving as the chief technology officer.

Hunter Engineering Expands Supply Capabilities in Missouri, Mississippi 

Hunter has made significant changes at its St. Louis headquarters and production plants in Mississippi to ease supply strains and keep products moving.

Autel Adds EV Diagnostics and Maintenance to Roster of On-Site Academy Classes

The first two-day EV diagnostic training class is Oct. 3-4 at the Autel Port Washington, NY, headquarters and will include lectures and hands-on instruction.

CIECA Announces New Corporate Member SafEST

Established in 2023, SafeEST integrates with the CCC Secure Share Network to help identify required services and link collision repairers with sublet providers.

CIF Announces PPG as Repeat Annual Donor

CIF is delighted PPG committed again to the CIF Annual Donor Program, its second consecutive year with a donation at the Urgent Care (second highest) tier.

Hunter Engineering Co. Names Regional Manager for Australasia

Adam Caddeo’s responsibilities will include Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Denmark and Iceland.

LKQ Corporation, TechForce Foundation Partner to Build Technician Workforce

LKQ has donated $50,000 to support TechForce Foundation’s charitable programs.

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