At left, Tony Quinn, Mike Procter, Steve Gill, Scott Buechler and John Duden of Autologue Compuer Systems enjoy AAPEX hospitality. The company supplies inventory management systems for automotive warehouse distributors and jobbers.
Jose Bueso, left, of Dynamic Automotive in Frederick, Md., joins Diane Larson of Larson's Service Inc., Peabody, Mass., Dwayne Myers, Dynamic Automotive, Frederick, Md. and Gary Keyes, E&M Motors in Stuart, Fla. at the reception.
Ken Saraniti, left, Darin Reich and Mike Montgomery, all of Specialty Lubricants Corp., left, chat with David Portalain of NPD Group.
Jeff Marshall, left, Pricedex Software, joins Jon O'Brien, SKF, Max Dull, MahleRTI, and Terry O'Reilly, Pricedex Software
John Cabaniss, Jr., Global Automakers, chats with Skip Potter, National Automotive Service Task Force, and Celine Brisebois, Michel Tremblay and Marc Brazeau of AAIA Canada.
Aaron Lowe of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association speaks with Jennifer Zins of the California/Nevada/Arizona Automotive Wholesalers Association.
Ketn Geary of WHI, a division of eBay, left, and Bryan Murphy of eBay Motors compare notes at the reception.
Northwood University students Rio Berriochoa, left, and Brandon Menes attend the reception with Pat Spaulding of the university.
Jon Owens, left, and Corey Bartlett, right, of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance chat with Rudy Epp of Rudy's Auto Service Ltd. in Winnipeg, Canada.
Thousands of automotive aftermarket shop owners, jobbers, distributors, manufacturers and others gathered at a ballroom at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas for the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) and Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Chairmans Reception the night before the first day of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. Reception attendees enjoyed refreshments and got a chance to see business associates and friends during the reception.
Many of the reception attendees spent a lot of time preparing for the trade show and the educational conference which will last through Nov. 7 at the Sands Expo Center.