Molina began his aftermarket career on the lube rack of a local repair shop which evolved into running five professional service centers
Farmington Hills, Mich.—Akebono Brake Corporation has announced the addition of Willy Molina to its aftermarket sales team. Molina will fill the role of Southeast district manager, reporting to Matt Kenefick, Akebono, Eastern region sales manager.
Molina has 25-plus years of experience in the automotive aftermarket that started out on the lube rack of a local repair shop which evolved into running five professional service centers. He spent 12 years in outside sales and store manager roles at AutoPlus/Pep Boys and Bennett Auto Supply. After a few years at Dorman Products, Molina moved into his most recent position as territory sales manager at Petro Choice.
He attended Tampa University where he earned his Bachelor of Business Management, and will be based out of his home office in Florida.
“Willy is a true sales professional with a strong passion for the automotive aftermarket and we are looking forward to him working closely with our professional installers, fleets, municipalities, jobber stores and distributors,” Kenefick said.