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News Truck Parts & Service Staff January 1, 2013

Dealership News

Murphy-Hoffman Company (MHC Kenworth) has acquired 10 dealership and 11 leasing locations in North Carolina from Cooper Kenworth Inc. and Cooper Leasing Inc. MHC’s expanded network now includes more than 90 dealership and leasing locations across 11 states.

Kenworth of Buffalo has acquired a Kenworth dealership in the Boston area and changed the name of its five-dealer organization to the Kenworth Northeast Group. Kenworth says the dealer group recently purchased the Kenworth dealership in Stoughton, Mass, along with territorial rights for Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island from Tri-State Kenworth in Enfield, Conn.

Wallwork Kenworth has opened a new parts and service facility in Dickinson, N.D. to serve oilfield and local agricultural businesses.

ATD has released its nominees for the 2013 Truck Dealer of the Year: Steve Bacalis, president and CEO of Tom Nehl Truck Co., in Jacksonville, Fla., Sheila M. Horwith, CEO of Horwith Trucks Inc., in Northampton, Pa., Andrew G. Linn, Jr., president of Southland International Trucks, Inc., in Homewood, Ala., Scott E. Oliphant, president of Kenworth of South Louisiana, LLC, in Gray, La., Todd Schaub, dealer principal of S & S Volvo, in Lima, Ohio, Brad Wilson, president of Peterbilt of Sioux City, in Sioux City, Iowa.

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Compli has appointed Jason Porter to the role of vice president of sales and marketing.

Fontaine Spray Suppression has made several management changes: Gerald Harrison has been promoted to president of Nu-Line Products, Alain “Al” Mineault has been promoted to president of Fleetline Products and Kyle Denu has joined the company as the vice president of sales and marketing for Hogebuilt.

The International Truck Parts Association ­announces Gerard Zentner of Capital Gear Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta has been elected to its Board of Directors.

Pedro Ferro has been named vice president and president of Meritor’s Aftermarket and Trailer segment, replacing Joe Mejaly, who has elected to leave the company. Meritor also announces Tim Bowes has been appointed vice president and president of the company’s new Commercial Truck and Industrial segment.

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