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

Stuart Amols, NA Williams, Ormond Beach, FL

Vice Chair
Ben Johnson, Mitchell 1, Poway, CA

Committee Members

  • Bob Burdekin, Repforce, Aston, PA 
  • Laura Boni, ATD Tools, Inc., Wentzville, MO
  • Frank Casale, Flo Dynamics, Elkhart, IN
  • Kimberly Cottle, Associated Equipment Corp., St. Louis, MO
  • Sean Donohue, Babcox Media, Akron, OH
  • Matt Eckhardt, SK Hand Tool, LLC, Charlotte, NC
  • Sandor Epstein, North American Tool Suppliers, Brooklyn, NY
  • Lee Forman, Dynamic Automotive, New Market, MD
  • Matt Hellmann, Genuine Parts Company, Atlanta, GA
  • Kylie Hirko, PTEN and Professional Distributor, Seattle, WA
  • Rich Hulden, Product Innovation & Differentiation, Greenville, SC
  • Tom Marinelli, Sunex Tools, Travelers Rest, SC
  • Brian Morgan, JohnDow Industries, Barberton, OH
  • Michael Rau, MEDCO, Philadelphia, PA
  • Marc Rosone, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, Warren, MI
  • Don Schaetz, ABC Auto Parts Ltd., Longview, TX
  • Teresa Scott, CPS Automotive, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Sarah Shelstrom, Integrated Supply Network, Lakeland, FL
  • Eric Sponhaltz, H & S Autoshot, Mooresville, NC
  • Ryan Stronk, High Country Marketing, Sandy, UT
  • Bryan Thueson, OptiCat, LLC, South Jordan, UT

Community Liaison
Tom Tucker, Auto Care Association

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

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