Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. today announced the appointments of automotive aftermarket industry veterans Ron Aparicio as a director – retail sales, and Melonie K. Pickett as senior account manager.
Aparicio most recently served as national sales director, traditional sales for Toronto, Canada-based Mevotech, based in California.
His previous experience includes sales positions for California-based Motul USA and Walker Products. Aparicio currently serves on the board of several industry associations — including Autocare Association, AWDA Manufacturers Advisory Committee, Autocare Education Committee, Automotive Sales Council and CAWA (California, Arizona, and Nevada Industry Association). He is a recipient of the Autocare Association’s Impact Award – recognizing aftermarket professionals under 40 years of age who have made remarkable contributions within the aftermarket industry. He holds a MAAP degree from Northwood University – University of the Aftermarket.
“Ron is a highly regarded aftermarket professional, and his addition to our elite team of sales professionals enhances the company’s customer first focus and complements its growing line of high-quality product offerings,” said Rick Mochulsky, senior vice president of sales.
The company also announced the appointment of Melonie K. Pickett as senior account manager. She most recently served as national account manager for Riverside, California-based K&N Engineering – holding various sales positions during her tenure with this specialized filtration company. Earlier in her career, she held various sales-related positions for Memphis, Tennessee-based AutoZone.
“Melonie is a seasoned sales professional with a commitment to customer service, innovative merchandising programs and growing strong relationships. We welcome her to our team and look forward to mutual success,” Mochulsky said.