Allen Markowitz has been working in the Automotive Parts and Service Industry for over 40 years. His career encompasses 34 years as one of the principle owners of a five store regional auto parts chain in the lower Hudson Valley in New York State. He was also a partner for 22 years in a three bay state of the art automotive service center in Haverstraw, N.Y.
From 2006 thru 2010 he worked with Uni-Select USA, a powerhouse in the auto parts industry, first as a regional area manager and then as a regional sales manager. This experience, with a major corporation, together with his entrepreneurial know how, has increased his vast array of automotive and managerial skills.
Allen is considered an expert in outside sales, new store design, existing store re-design, jobber marketing programs, municipal bidding, heavy duty and fleet sales, as well as repair shop management and profitability. Allen has the ability to spot new market trends and directions and quickly work these never ending changes into the everyday operations at a profit.
Allen was selected to serve on the Automotive Distribution Networks Independent Jobber Council from 2004-2006.
Allan brings more than 40 years of experience operating automotive parts redistribution stores and a state of the art ASE certified automotive center. Since 1963 Allan has been involved in the automotive parts and repair business, July 1963, Allan started working for Fuld & Fuld, Inc. a family owned automotive parts distributor located in NYC as summer vacation help, at that time Allan was taught “card” inventory control along with car dealer order expediting as well as working in the machine shop. He continued working during summer vacations and on Saturday’s learning all aspects of the automotive parts business. Due to the death of his father in December 1968 Allan left college after 3 years to take over operating the family business. Allan’s area of expertise has been operations, computer, business insurance including workmen’s compensation and disability. Working with Allen Markowitz the single store operation grew to 5 stores which were acquired by a national chain during 2006.
Throughout his career Allan continued management training, QuickBooks Pro software implementation including payroll, point of sale, inventory, and industry specific report design. Allan also has extensive training implementing and utilizing parts store computer systems.
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