KYB Americas Corp. Announces Key Hires and Promotions

KYB Americas Corp. recently announced the hiring of two key sales positions and two other important company promotions. The announcement was made today by Mike Fiorito from KYB’s Aftermarket headquarters in Greenwood, Indiana.

Aaron Shaffer was appointed to Business Development Manager covering key channel partners in the North America market. Shaffer is a Northwood graduate with prior experience in the automotive aftermarket in various positions. Aaron’s knowledge of the marketplace will benefit him and his new accounts well.

Randy Bowlen is a new Territory Sales Manager from the Indianapolis area. Bowlen will cover portions of the central and southern U.S.A. servicing key KYB channel partners. Prior to KYB, Bowlen was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps from 2010 to 2015.  Bowlen also previously worked in the automotive aftermarket for an independent service provider. His experiences will serve him well in his new position.

Ricky Torres was recently promoted to Customer Support Manager at the KYB Headquarters in Greenwood, IN.  Torres has been a key part of KYB’s expansion in Indiana since his hire in 2013.  He will now oversee all activity of KYB’s Customer Support Department. His high level of energy and positive attitude will improve our Customer Support Team & help us better serve our customers.

Ryan Dickerman was recently appointed to the position of North Regional Manager.  Formerly a KYB Territory Sales and Customer Support Manager, Dickerman joined KYB in 2006.  A graduate of Post University, Dickerman also recently completed his MBA from Southern New Hampshire University in 2015. He will coordinate all KYB territory managers and channel partner activities in the North Region of the U.S.

“We are very pleased to announce these key hires and promotion appointments,” KYB Vice President Mike Fiorito commented “We are especially pleased to have the ability to promote from within, rehire a key employee and add another veteran from the U.S. Armed Forces to our team. Having the right people helps KYB standout in the market place.  We believe these moves will allow KYB to serve our customers more effectively and efficiently”

KYB Corporation is a $4.2 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 8,100 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is one of the world’s largest supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and has a full range of domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket. For more information, log onto www.kyb.com.

KYB Americas Corp. Announces Winners of Win With KYB Sweepstakes

KYB Americas Corp. is excited to announce the winners of the ‘Win with KYB Sweepstakes’ promotion, which offered Automotive Service Provider Owners the opportunity to win over $50,000 in prizes including a brand new 2016 Toyota Tundra Limited pickup truck.  The Sweepstakes ran during September & October and winners were notified in November. To enter, Service Providers registered their shop at www.winwithkyb.com.  There was no purchase necessary to win.

The grand prize was awarded to Jorge Ramirez of California Auto Repair in Van Nuys, California. Jorge picked out his brand new 2016 Toyota Tundra Limited pickup truck at a local Toyota Dealership.  The Tundra comes equipped with KYB shocks and is valued at over $43,000.  A press event was held on Wednesday November 18th in Van Nuys to officially hand the keys over to Jorge.  The two First Prizes of a trip for two to the Historic May Race in Indianapolis were awarded to Greg’s Classic Auto in Durham, NC and The Carwash Depot & Auto Repair in Ponchatoula, LA.

“Win With KYB was a treat to run and really created a buzz for the KYB brand among shop owners.” said KYB Vice President Mike Fiorito. “KYB is proud to have awarded these wonderful prizes to these great Automotive Service Providers.  Our distribution partners did an outstanding job of spreading the word about this promotion. We look forward to building on this program in 2016.”

For more information visit www.winwithkyb.com

KYB Corporation is a $4 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 8,100 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and has a full range of domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket. For more information, log onto www.kyb.com.

KYB Americas Corp. Launches Crash Avoidance Systems Awareness and Training Campaign

KYB Americas Corp. launched a new Crash Avoidance Systems Awareness and Training Campaign during the 2015 Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas. This new campaign is aimed at helping service providers communicate the importance of ride control maintenance to help keep a vehicle’s computerized crash avoidance system working within its designed capabilities. The campaign was announced to KYB’s Distribution partner customers as well as members of the media.

KYB offers two new service provider training opportunities to support this campaign: KYB’s distribution customers can arrange a :30 minute in-shop live training clinic or provide a group code to attend an interactive on-line self-paced study clinic that includes download-able handouts. Interested car care professionals are able to access the training through a directed link on www.kyb.com.

“Statistics show that vehicles 4 to 8 years old are the most likely to be involved in an accident and vehicle accident fatalities are on the rise. We believe one of the causes for this is under-maintained ride control.” said “Mac” McGovern, the KYB Director of Marketing & Training. “Alerting the motorist and educating the shop on the need to maintain ride control performance is becoming critical as more & more crash avoidance systems-equipped vehicles become older. KYB is committed to providing this awareness and the needed communication materials to help the motorist stay in control.”

For more information, please visit the online KYB Training Center at www.kyb.com/training

KYB Corporation is a $4 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 8,100 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and has a full range of domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket. For more information, log onto www.kyb.com.

KYB Americas Corp. Expands Domestic Vehicle Coverage

KYB Americas Corp. is excited to announce recently expanded coverage for domestic vehicle applications.  While KYB has consistently been a top full-line supplier across all vehicle makes and models, the recently released part numbers include an enhanced domestic coverage focus for Strut-Plus Complete Assemblies, and the OE performance-restoring Excel-G lines.

The recent part number releases include 20.6 million vehicles on the road in North America today. Included in this release are new part numbers for KYB Strut-Plus complete assembly, Excel-G, and Gas-a-Just lines.  There was also an expansion of KYB’s leading Strut Mount and Boot lines covering an additional 80 million vehicles.  All of the new part numbers are specifically calibrated to compensate for worn suspensions to help restore or improve the vehicles original handling and control.  Also, all KYB products are manufactured to work within the demands of the vehicle’s Crash Avoidance Systems.

“Our product and R&D teams work tirelessly on making sure that we stay current with vehicle coverage and our customers demand” said KYB Vice President Mike Fiorito. “It is KYB’s goal to be our customer’s best supplier and you can’t do that without having great coverage. We continue to strive to deliver industry leading coverage for all makes and models in North America.”

For more information visit the KYB Catalog at www.kyb.com

KYB Corporation is a $4 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 8,100 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and has a full range of domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket. For more information, log onto www.kyb.com.

KYB Americas Announces Win with KYB Sweepstakes

KYB Americas Corp. is excited to announce the ‘Win with KYB Sweepstakes’, which offers hard-working Automotive Service Provider Owners a unique opportunity to win over $50,000 in prizes including a brand new 2016 Toyota Tundra Limited pickup truck.  The Sweepstakes kicked off August 1st and Service Providers in the U.S. and Canada will have until September 30th to enter. 

To enter, Service Providers will need to register their shop at www.winwithkyb.com.  There is no purchase necessary to win, but the chances of winning get better with each KYB purchased during the promotion. The grand prize is a brand new 2016 Toyota Tundra Limited pickup truck for the winning Service Provider.  The Tundra comes equipped with KYB shocks and is valued at over $43,000.  Some of the other prizes include 2 race event trips for two and 5 sets of four KYB shocks and struts.

“Automotive Service Providers are the key focus of our company” said KYB Marketing Manager Kyle Freund. “We are beyond excited to offer them an opportunity to win some great prizes in the form of our first ever Win with KYB Sweepstakes.  We also really love the idea of offering a new truck for their shop’s use, and what better truck than one factory-equipped with our great products.”

For more information visit www.winwithkyb.com

KYB Corporation is a $4 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 8,100 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and has a full range of domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket. For more information, log onto www.kyb.com.

Federated Names Co-Man Vendors Of The Year; KYB Takes Top Honors

June 17, 2015 11:37 AM
Posted by Bacbox aftermarketNews Staff 

KYB Americas Corp. has once again been honored by Federated Auto Parts as its Outstanding Co-Man Vendor of the Year.

“The Federated Co-Man program is instrumental to the success of Federated and its members. This year’s winners have embraced the Co-Man philosophy and have consistently delivered,” said Rusty Bishop, CEO of Federated Auto Parts. “Top honors go to KYB for overall excellence. The entire KYB team works closely with our staff to ensure that the Co-Man program functions productively for the Federated membership. It is only fitting that they be honored once again with this important award. We thank them for their partnership and continued support.

Presented annually, the prestigious Federated Co-Man vendor awards recognize supplier partners that have shown outstanding dedication and support of the Federated Co-Man operation and programs. The Federated Co-Man enterprise began with Federated members deciding to open a jointly owned warehouse. According to Federated, the operation has seen significant growth each year since its inception, expanding numerous times to meet the rapidly growing demand of members.

 

 

KYB Americas Receives Two Awards at Parts Authority Show

KYB Americas Corp. is proud to announce it was recently presented with two Awards at Parts Authority’s Trade Show held at Citi Field in New York. After an exciting event, KYB Northeast Territory Sales Manager Rob Africano was awarded the outstanding Service Representative of the Year and KYB was also named a Parts Authority Partner of Excellence.

“I always like to tell my customers there is price, quality and service… pick two. Rarely can a supplier deliver all three. KYB’s quality, at their price point, coupled with the superb representation supplied by Rob Africano, allowed the triple play to occur!” said Parts Authority President and CEO Randy Buller. “We were very pleased to award KYB the Parts Authority Partner in Excellence Award, as well as Rob Africano the Parts Authority Representative of the Year. The 40 year partnership between KYB and Parts Authority makes us that much prouder! ”

“We are honored to be recognized by Parts Authority for not only our partnership with their great organization, but the efforts of Rob Africano as well. Parts Authority is a valued customer and it’s great to see the results of our joint efforts,” commented KYB Vice President Mike Fiorito. “We also weren’t surprised Rob received an award for his commitment. He is a very talented and dedicated individual and we are proud of what Rob has accomplished for the KYB Team.”

Rob Africano joined KYB Americas in June of 2006 covering sections of the Northeast that includes New York, Maryland and DC. Since 2006, Rob has earned many individual company sales awards. Prior to KYB, Rob held manager roles at IBF, Beck/Arnley and Interco Parts Corp.

KYB Corporation is a $4 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 8,100 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and has a full range of domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket. For more information, log onto www.kyb.com.

KYB Americas Launches 2015 $40 for 4 Motorist Promotion

KYB Americas Corp. – During March and April, KYB Americas will offer motorists $40.00 via a mail-in-rebate with a single purchase of any four KYB shocks, struts and Strut-Plus complete assemblies.  The KYB $40 for 4 promotion will be available at participating automotive service providers and automotive parts retail locations across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada.

“We had tremendous success with this program in 2014,” said KYB Americas Marketing Manager Kyle Freund. “We hope to continue the momentum and exposure that this promotion created last year and of course offer a great motorist rebate for KYB’s Original Equipment for the Aftermarket shocks and struts.”

KYB shocks and struts has a long history of supplying ride control components to new vehicle manufacturers and top automotive service professionals around the world. Original designed performance is important so KYB offers products that are built to either help restore the vehicle’s original control & handling or increase performance above the original design.

KYB Corporation is a $4 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 8,100 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and has a full range of domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket. For more information, log onto www.kyb.com.

KYB Americas Corp. Wins AIA Website Award

KYB Americas Corp. recently received an Auto International Association (AIA) award for the Best Website Presentation of a Product Line for Import Cars or Trucks at the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo in Las Vegas. AIA operates as a segment of the Auto Care Association

The award recognized KYB’s new website launched in April of 2014.  The website was designed to help the motorist make better decisions about designed ride control performance and help service providers with better sales & communication tools.

“We are very honored to be recognized by AIA for the improvements on www.kyb.com ,” said KYB’s Director of Marketing & Training Mac McGovern. “Everybody on our marketing, product and customer support teams had a hand in creating the content and layout of our new site and for that we are thankful.  We’d also like to thank some of our key customers that provided input that proved critical to the success of the site thus far.  We are excited to expand and develop the site to continue our efforts to help the industry and interested consumers.”

KYB Corporation is a $4 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 8,100 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and has a full range of domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket. For more information, log ontowww.kyb.com.

KYB Americas Awarded National Pronto Association Partnership Award

KYB Americas Corp. is proud to announce it was recently presented with the National Pronto Association’s Partnership Award.  The announcement was made at the Pronto Fall Shareholder’s Conference and Expo in San Francisco, CA.  The award is voted on by Pronto’s members across North America using relevant criteria that help members achieve their goals.

“Partnership is a concept that sometimes carries a nebulous meaning, due to the overuse of the term:  Not so at Pronto,” said Mike Mohler, Vice President, National Pronto Association. “When members vote for this prestigious award, they are asked to concentrate on “that” vendor who is indispensable to their business – one who transcends the boundaries of a mere seller and buyer relationship, steeping solidly into to the realm of:  consultant, analyst, category manager, and confidant.  We are thrilled to honor the folks at KYB for delighting our members and exceeding our lofty expectations.”

“We are incredibly honored to be recognized by Pronto’s membership as their Partner of the year,” commented KYB Vice President Mike Fiorito.  “Everyone in our organization has a hand in helping KYB provide the world class support to each member’s unique needs.  When Pronto’s members have success, we succeed.  We look forward to our continued partnership with Pronto and their Membership.”

KYB Corporation is a $4 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 8,100 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and has a full range of domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket. For more information, log onto www.kyb.com.