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Automotive Aftermarket | Executive Recruiters


As of 2017, the U.S. automotive aftermarket is a $287 billion industry and it is growing. The trend is shifting away from “brick and mortar” locations and into the digital realm. Automotive Recruiters International has served the automotive aftermarket since 1998. We understand the need to have executives and senior leaders that can modernize your business and take advantage of your organization’s growth potential. By helping you hire the top 10% of executives in your industry, we build teams that transform organizations.


Our expertise in the automotive aftermarket sector can be illustrated by the Director of Sales & Marketing engagement conducted for PROFormance Powertrain Products. PROFormance produced thousands of remanufactured engines and transmissions each month from their production facility in Springfield, MO.

John Mitchem, the Vice President of Aftermarket Operations at PROFormance Powertrain Products, had this to say about our firm:
We began searching for several key leadership positions in March, including the Director of Sales and Marketing and the Director of Logistics and Material Planning. We began this process through the traditional method of networking with past contacts and advertising in the classifieds and on the Internet. The latter two methods generated a lot of leads and a very high number of calls from “headhunters” who wanted us to look over one of their candidate’s qualifications. After several months of an adhoc effort, we had no viable candidates and no clear path to success.

We engaged your firm in June and have filled one of the positions and have several qualified candidates presented for the other. The big difference in working with your company is the structured approach to defining the position and the associated responsibilities and accountabilities. This was a critical dialog which helped me articulate what I was looking for and set the expectations not only for ARI but also for others at PROFormance on the interviewing team.
Office Locations

Fort Myers Office
P.0. Box 62093
Fort Myers, Florida 33906
Tel: +1 (239) 344-9514

Gladstone Office
P.O. Box 469
Gladstone, Michigan 49837
Tel: +1 (906) 428-9330


+1 (239) 344-9514

SINCE 1998 - ARI has more than two decades of succession planning, recruiting and executive hiring & development experience that can benefit you.

BOOK A DISCOVERY CALL - We know the exact process that works when planning for C-level hires, attracting “excellence” to your role and assessing candidates for experience, style and cultural fit. Our studies and insight into executive hiring “best practices” help to mitigate risk when hiring senior level executives, while maximizing the contributions of new hires through accelerated integration and on-boarding.

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