KYB Recognized with APA Manufacturer of Choice Award

KYB Americas Corp. is proud to announce that Automotive Parts Associates (APA) presented KYB with their 2016 Headquarters Manufacturer of Choice Award. The announcement was made at APA’s 35th Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. This award recognizes KYB for having the fastest turnaround time from application of part to product availability, ease of doing business and responsiveness to member and APA headquarters needs.

“KYB was recognized with this award for their very meaningful partnership with APA.  KYB provides great support to APA and our shareholders and we appreciate everything from their high quality products to their exceptional service.”  said Gary Martin, President & CEO of Automotive Parts Associates, Inc.

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. 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.

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 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.

KYB Americas Announces Completion of Technical Center Expansion

KYB Americas is proud to announce the completed expansion of the KYB Technical Center. The Technical Center operates next to KYB’s 575,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Franklin, Indiana and houses the latest in new product development, quality control, and conditions testing equipment.

The expansion included an additional 12,000 square feet of floor space utilized by KYB engineers to run a battery of tests on new shock and strut designs.  Additional valve seal durability, stress, vibration and fatigue tolerance testing are among the many new capabilities housed in the latest expansion.  Additionally, complete CNC machining & welding allows the KYB engineering team to fully concept, build and assemble prototypes right on the tech center floor.

“Our global development team and engineers in Franklin worked side by side to create a state of the art expansion that underlines KYB’s global philosophy of Our Precision, Your Advantage,” said KYB Americas Vice President Mike Fiorito.  “By continuously improving our research and development, internal testing capabilities, manufacturing procedures and assembly processes, we are able to more effectively deliver KYB products that continue to earn quality awards worldwide.”

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. Co-Man Vendor of the Year by Federated Auto Parts

Federated Auto Parts recently awarded KYB Americas as the “2013 Co-Man Vendor of the Year” at Federated’s Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz. This is the third time KYB Americas has been recognized with this award.

“KYB earned our Co-Man Vendor of the Year award by demonstrating exceptional performance and doing their part day in and day out to make sure our Co-Man operation runs smoothly and efficiently. We want to thank the entire KYB team for going the extra mile for the Federated membership,” said Rusty Bishop, CEO of Federated Auto Parts.

“It is tremendously rewarding to be recognized by Federated Auto Parts again as their 2013 Co-Man Vendor of the Year. The KYB team as a whole is fully dedicated to providing the best support and superior product quality to the Federated Group,” commented KYB Vice President Mike Fiorito. “To win this award three times means a lot to the KYB Team and reaffirms our commitments to strive to be our customers #1 supplier.”

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 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 Appoints Erin Manning Customer Support Manager

KYB Americas Corp. is proud to announce the promotion of Erin Manning to the position of Customer Support Manager.  Manning has been with KYB since 2005 where she has served as a customer support representative and specialized in international shipping logistics.

In her new position, Manning will ensure the expectations of KYB’s customers are met and exceeded by coordinating efforts of customer support staff and KYB’s sales team. Based in KYB’s Addison office, Manning will also be responsible for managing the day to day operations within the customer support department. Manning attended Harper College.

“Erin has been an incredible asset to KYB.  She has a tremendous background in customer support and knows how to take care of our large customer base.  Erin has earned this promotion through her hard work, dedication and creative abilities to help KYB customers. This promotion is well earned and deserved.” KYB Vice President Mike Fiorito commented.

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 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 Appoints Ryan Dickerman Territory Sales Manager

KYB Americas Corp. is proud to announce the promotion of Ryan Dickerman to the position of Territory Sales Manager for the Great Lakes region.  Dickerman has been with KYB since 2007 and has previously held roles in customer service, where he served as the primary liaison between KYB’s sales force and customer support department

In his new position, Dickerman will serve KYB Customers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. His primary objective will be to increase KYB aftermarket sales with our distribution partners throughout the area. He will also be responsible for implementing all KYB promotions and training clinics.  Dickerman is a graduate of Post University.

“Ryan brings a lot to the table as a KYB employee.  As Customer Support Supervisor, Ryan did an extraordinary job creating synergies between our large sales force and the customer support department. He is an effective leader, meets customer’s expectations and has a great background with KYB.  I have no doubt that he will be successful in his new role.” Mike Fiorito commented.

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 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 Announces New Romanian Representative Office

KYB Americas is pleased to announce the newest KYB Representative Office in Timisoara, Romania. The opening ceremony took place on June 27th, 2012. In attendance were, President of KYB Europe, Mr. Shinichi Hayashi and KYB Poland General Manager Mr. Radoslaw Palka. The event was also attended by more than 35 customer guests representing 6 countries.
“This new office is another example of KYB’s commitment to growing automotive aftermarket sales with local support.” commented KYB Americas Vice President Mike Fiorito. The new KYB Representative Office will support: Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro, Macedonia and Kosovo. All these countries from South-East Europe have a strong potential for growth and they will enjoy more timely marketing and technical support from this new office. Mrs. Marcela Matuszka will head the Romania representative office. Matuszka has worked for KYB Europe since 2009.
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 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.