tool and equipment

tool and equipment


To educate, inform, represent, serve and provide networking opportunities for manufacturers and distributors who specialize in providing the tools and equipment needed to perform repair and maintenance in the motor vehicle auto care market.

Why should you join the Tool and Equipment segment?

Tool and Equipment members are auto care professionals including manufacturers, manufacturers’ representatives, warehouse distributors, wholesalers, business services and trade publications who focus on tools and equipment used in vehicle repair and maintenance. Resources available to members include:
  • Communications and branding.
  • Segment web presence.
  • Data collection and dissemination.

Tool and Equipment Segment Committee

Committee Chair

Bill Robinson, ATD Tools, Inc., Wentzville, MO

Committee Vice Chair

  • Nick Bush, ACDelco Auto & Equipment Tools, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Mike DeSorbo, MAAP, DCG Services, Raleigh, NC

Committee Members
  • Stuart Amols, N.A. Williams, Ormond Beach, FL
  • Bob Burdekin, Repforce, Aston, PA 
  • Michael Cable, AirSept, Incorporated, Hudson, OH
  • Sean Donohue, Babcox Media, Akron, OH
  • Matt Eckhardt, SK Hand Tool, LLC, Charlotte, NC
  • Sandor Epstein, North American Tool Suppliers, Brooklyn, NY
  • Larry Greenberger, SouthComm Business Media | Transportation Group, Roselle, IL
  • Barry Halbritter, Midstate Tool & Supply, Inc., Altoona, PA
  • Rich Hulden, Product Innovation & Differentiation, Greenville, SC
  • Ben Johnson, Mitchell 1, Poway, CA
  • John J. Korpal, AC Delco Auto & Equipment Tools / Durofix Inc., Indianapolis, IN
  • Matt LeTexier, Balkamp, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
  • John Liuzzi, AAP, Plews & Edelman, Crystal Lake, IL
  • George Patterson, Action Marketing, LLC, Salem, OR
  • Glen Pratt, Tool & Equipment Distributors Associates, Inc., Columbia, MD
  • Michael Rau, MEDCO, Philadelphia, PA
  • Marc Rosone, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, Warren, MI
  • Don Schaetz, ABC Auto Parts Ltd., Longview, TX
  • Brad Schenk, Whiteside Manufacturing Co., Inc., Delaware, OH
  • Teresa Scott, CPS Automotive, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Sarah Shelstrom, Integrated Supply Network, Lakeland, FL
  • Bruce Stronk, High Country Marketing, Sandy, UT
  • Brad Schenk, Walker Products, Galena, OH
  • Bryan Thueson, OptiCat, LLC, South Jordan UT

Committee Liaison
Ron Rossi, Auto Care Association

The application to join the Tool and Equipment segment committee is available online

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