Monday, September 24
8:00 - 8:20 am.
Roy Link, Link Engineering & 2012 General Chair
8:20 - 10:00 a.m.
Today's USA market (Car Park) represents approximately 240 million licensed vehicles.... almost 80% of this vehicle population are in the Aftermarket channel. This year's aftermarket panel will consist of representatives covering the more traditional "Aftermarket Retail" segment, focusing on their "Go To Market Strategy". This will include:
- Market Place dynamic's and CTQ's
- Products for today and tomorrow
- Significance of Brand recognition and Product Differentiation
- Customer satisfaction
Honeywell Friction Materials
Daniel S. Berletchick
Automotive Distribution Network
Victor Jones is the Director of Product for the Automotive Distribution Network which is comprised of Parts Plus, Auto Pride and CMB divisions. Jones has a multi-faceted background in Product and Marketing with senior assignments with such companies as Parts, Inc, All Pro Bumper To Bumper, Inc, Mid-State Automotive, SERVPRO Industries and Thyssenkrupp Elevator manufacturing.
National Pronto Association
Mike Mohler is Vice President of the National Pronto Association, a member-owned Automotive Program Group, headquartered in Grapevine, Texas. Pronto consists of 92 individual warehouse distribution locations throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico. In his current position, Mohler is responsible for the overall management of Pronto's vendor relationships and Group product /brand strategy. Mohler is also actively involved in many other corporate activities, including marketing, training, data warehousing and strategic planning.