Centric Parts, a leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for import and domestic cars and trucks in all driving conditions, has named Frank Filipponio to the newly created post of Director of Communications. Mr. Filipponio immediately assumes responsibility for all of the company’s internal and external communications, covering the Centric, Power Slot and StopTech brands.
“We are thrilled to have Frank on board. Few people know the industry like he does and all of the Centric brands will definitely benefit from his talents and experience,” said Centric Parts President, Dan Lelchuk. “With Centric’s continual growth, we know that keeping our communications channels organized will be more and more important,” he added,“and we’re confident that Frank is the person to do that for us.”
Frank Filipponio has been an automotive reporter and photographer for seven years, accumulating an extensive list of contacts while gaining vast experience in the automotive industry. A lifelong car enthusiast, Filipponio followed his passion and used his Public Relations degree to enter the field of journalism in 2004. His work has appeared on AOL Autos, Autoblog.com and AutoGuide.com among others, and his photos and video have run in AutoExpress, StreetFire, UGO and elsewhere.
Centric Parts, a Southern California company that includes StopTech and Power Slot, was founded in 2000 and now operates multiple warehouse and manufacturing facilities totaling nearly half-a-million square feet and exceeding 500 employees. The company’s skilled and seasoned experts and executive team from across the industry fuel Centric Parts’ entrenched knowledge of the automotive aftermarket and dedication to research and development. The company has one of the industry’s best programs for tracking and cataloging original equipment and uses this expertise to devise and deliver quality aftermarket and OE parts for consumers, technicians and car makers.