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Megan Hastings

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance appoints new Vice President of Sales and Market Development

SAN ANTONIO (September 6, 2010) – Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance announces the addition of Jon Owens as Vice President of Sales and Market Development. Owens brings his extensive industry experience with him to this newly created position.

“Jon Owens is the perfect addition to our Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper team. His previous experience will be of tremendous benefit as we continue to grow our footprint at the certified service center level,” proclaimed John R. Washbish, President and CEO of Alliance. “Additionally, his contacts at all levels of the supply chain will assist us with new member recruitment and establishing a presence with national and regional accounts.”

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Most recently, Owens was with Auto 7, and before that spent eight years as a group publisher at Babcox Publications. He began his career at The Timken Corporation in 1985 and, during his tenure there, held a host of sales and marketing management positions.

Owens has his MAAP degree from the University of the Aftermarket and just recently completed a four year term on the Executive Committee of AAIA. He is currently a Board member of both AAIA and The Aftermarket Foundation, where he also serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee.

“Through various capacities during my career I've had the pleasure of working with the Alliance team and most of the shareholders. I am honored to have this opportunity to help them achieve even greater success,” said Owens.

Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper is part of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in the world. As the source for quality parts and service for over 2,250 parts stores and more than 2,850 certified service centers throughout North America, the Alliance prides itself on responding to the individual automotive needs of each customer and providing proven, quality service. For more information about Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper visit www.800autotalk.com.

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