on the road with kathleen

Every Day is Earth Day in the Aftermarket

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on April 26, 2011

I was delighted to see all of the media coverage of Earth Day this year and noticed a dramatic increase in the number of companies who integrated the environmental message into their print, broadcast and online advertising and PR

Our Future Leaders Rock

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on April 20, 2011

I was honored to talk to 55 young people, mostly new to our aftermarket industry, who gathered at the headquarters of Federal-Mogul in Southfield, Mich. for "Aftermarket 101"  a total immersion day-and-half session.

Buzzin’ With the Catalog Crowd

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on April 15, 2011

The sky was a perfect blue. There was a warm and welcome breeze. The few clouds above were the perfect fluffy kind that are on the opening of The Simpsons. Tampa Bay never looked better.

Frustrated, Yet More Determined Than Ever

Posted by Auto Care News on April 11, 2011

For several years our association has been fighting for the rights of vehicle owners to choose where they want to have their vehicle serviced and repaired. 

Happy National Car Care Month

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on April 11, 2011

April is National Car Care Month, a time to remind consumers about the benefits of regular vehicle maintenance and care.

Keywords: be car care aware

Leadership Days or Daze?

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on April 10, 2011

Just returned from another successful Leadership Days – a four-day whirlwind of meetings and networking at the Marriott Hill Country Resort in San Antonio.