(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --TV Star Will Greet Repair Professionals, Other VIPs at New Federal-Mogul Motorparts Training Centers in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City Markets
Southfield, Michigan, April 8, 2015.Danny "The Count" Koker, a self-taught technician and star of the hit reality TV series "Counting Cars," will join hundreds of vehicle repair professionals and other VIPs during the grand openings of Federal-Mogul Motorparts' first three "Garage Gurus" regional training centers, in the Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City markets. Garage Gurus is a first-of-its-kind, nationwide technical education network offering onsite, online and on-demand training to professional technicians, shop owners, service writers and other front-line industry professionals. The network will expand to 15 training center locations by the end of the year. Federal-Mogul Motorparts is a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML).
Koker, whose Las Vegas-based vehicle restoration and customization business is featured in the popular weekly series on History, will attend the Garage Gurus grand openings in Skokie, Ill., on Tuesday, April 14; Van Nuys, Calif., on Thursday, April 16; and the Bronx, N.Y., on Tuesday, April 21. Open to any vehicle service professional, these celebrations will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and feature food trucks, live entertainment, facility tours and opportunities to meet several of Federal-Mogul Motorparts' more than 100 ASE-certified "Gurus."
"As a self-taught mechanic, I can appreciate how challenging it must be for professional technicians to develop the specialized skills needed to diagnose and repair each new automotive technology," Koker said. "Garage Gurus delivers that training and related support when, where and how technicians need it. This is a huge benefit to the thousands of professionals we all count on to keep our cars in safe and reliable condition."
Each Garage Gurus training center includes include multiple vehicle repair/training bays and classrooms and serves as the operating base for one or more "Gurus-On-The-Go" product technology vans. The Garage Gurus curriculum comprises more than 100 diagnostic and repair courses, including onsite workshops, field clinics and distance learning modules and webinars offered at www.FMgaragegurus.com. All training, product demonstrations and related assistance are available in English and Spanish languages.
"Garage Gurus is our investment in the future of the thousands of local shops and talented, hardworking professionals who maintain and repair today's passenger vehicles," said Dan Ninivaggi, CEO, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. "They have difficult but extremely important and rewarding jobs, and we are committed to providing the information and support they need to continue to be successful."
Garage Gurus is a central element of Federal-Mogul Motorparts' "Tech First" initiative aimed at strengthening the automotive service industry's connection to the front-line professionals who service thousands of vehicles each day. In addition to offering technical training and other assistance, the new network is designed to underscore the importance of using premium branded replacement parts engineered and manufactured to provide the quality, safety and performance consumers demand.
For more information regarding Garage Gurus and the upcoming grand opening celebrations, please visit www.rsvpgaragegurus.com.
About Garage Gurus
Garage Gurus is a major new "Tech First" initiative from Federal-Mogul Motorparts, providing the most comprehensive platform of technical training and support in the vehicle service industry. We believe that trained and informed techs are the heart of the rapidly changing repair market. Onsite, online and on-demand, Garage Gurus is committed to arming techs with the latest tools and information so they can keep pace with emerging technologies. To learn more, please visit www.fmgaragegurus.com.
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world's manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company's products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.
Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world's most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The company's aftermarket brands include ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products.
Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 in 34 countries. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com.
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