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    • Ponton to succeed Van Heel at Monro Muffler

      ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monro Muffler Brake Inc. has hired Brett Ponton, a former Goodyear vice president and current CEO of AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care's parent company, to succeed John Van Heel as CEO, effective Oct. 1.

    • AWDA to strengthen relationship with ACA

      BETHESDA, Md. The Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) intends to become more integrated into the Auto Care Association (ACA) under a new strategic plan for the future of the organization.

    • AME unveils torque accessory

      BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — AME International has added the Torque Fin, a torque wrench-stabilizing accessory for commercial fleet tire service, to its range of tire servicing tools.

    • East Bay Tire opens center on Maui

      KAHULUI, Hawaii — East Bay Tire Co. has opened a commercial service center in Kahului, its first on the island of Maui, fifth location in Hawaii and the 13th commercial service location overall.

    • ACA, Texas A&M to promote auto care industry

      BETHESDA, Md. The Auto Care Association is partnering with Texas A&M University's Professional Association for Industrial Development to attract college-age students to the auto care industry.

    • GM boosting turbocharged offerings

      DETROIT — General Motors Co. has quietly and rapidly boosted its use of turbocharged engines as the industry seeks to improve fuel economy without sacrificing performance.

    • Driven Brands seeks to leverage customer feedback

      PALO ALTO, Calif. — Automotive service business franchisor Driven Brands Inc. has engaged Medallia Inc., an online customer-feedback monitoring enterprise, to help it generate "cohesive insights" tailored to each brand and franchise location.

    • Bridgestone investing in ride technology firm

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. ― Bridgestone Americas Inc. has made an investment in ClearMotion Inc., a venture-backed technology company developing road-sensing software and hardware aimed at improving ride performance in cars.

    • Pep Boys ties up with IndyCar racer Rahal

      PHILADELPHIA — Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack has struck a personal sponsorship deal with IndyCar racer Graham Rahal, who will be doing promotional work for the Philadelphia-based auto parts retailer and service provider.

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