Northwood University

Registration open for University of the Aftermarket program

The University of the Aftermarket, an operating unit of Northwood University, is now registering aftermarket industry professionals for 11 online courses that will begin January 12 and March 16. The extensive offering of online courses enables industry professionals to earn continuing education units (CEUs) that can be applied toward ...

University of the Aftermarket presents degrees

The University of the Aftermarket, an operating unit of Northwood University, awarded Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) and Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) certificates to 25 industry veterans at the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas. The University of the Aftermarket’s AAP and MAAP designation programs recognize ...

Kaufman, Baer among Northwood education award winners

Heavy-duty industry professionals Derek Kaufman and Chris Baer are among the honorees Northwood University will celebrate during the 39th annual Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Awards during AAPEX 2014 next month in Las Vegas. Seven noted automotive aftermarket professionals will receive honors during a ceremony on Nov. 4, 2014. Northwood ...

Northwood University preparing for Tire Leadership 21 program

Northwood University announces dates for the next Tire Leadership 21 education program have been announced by the school’s Center for Tire & Service Education (CTSE). The next two-week seminars will be held March 22-27 and Sept 13-18, 2015. Participants must attend both sessions. According to Northwood University, Tire Leadership 21 ...

Northwood University introduces aftermarket MBA program

The new Motor Vehicle Aftermarket Executive MBA from Northwood University’s DeVos Graduate School is designed with the career demands of emerging and established industry leaders at all levels of the aftermarket supply, distribution and service network in mind. The inaugural class of this fully accredited MBA program will kick ...

Northwood holds Heavy Duty Leadership course

Twenty-seven heavy-duty aftermarket professionals gathered at Northwood University earlier this month for the third-annual Heavy Duty Leadership education conference. Heavy Duty Leadership is a week-long leadership development program specifically designed for professionals working in the North American commercial vehicle aftermarket, Northwood says. Students in the year’s class represented a ...

Marx to speak at University of the Aftermarket event

Tom Marx, CEO of Marx Group Advisors will share his expertise on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as a featured presenter at the upcoming 2014 University of the Aftermarket Heavy Duty Leadership program. Marx will explore the topic “Surviving and Thriving During a Merger, Acquisition, Divestiture or Other Change in Ownership” ...

New class graduates from University of the Aftermarket

Leadership 2.0, the University of the Aftermarket’s automotive aftermarket Leadership Development Program, concluded on Friday, April 11, 2014 with a graduation ceremony for its 38 participants. Leadership 2.0 is an intense and intellectually challenging leadership-development program specific to the vehicle aftermarket. Participants in this year’s program represented a wide ...

Industry Focus

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 ...

Developing Your Leaders

By cultivating an intelligent and well-rounded leadership team, your business can grow and prosper in the aftermarket.   By Lucas Deal, Associate Editor lucasdeal@randallreilly.com       What is the leadership structure of your business? Does it sometimes feel like you are in it alone? If so, maybe it’s time for you to add more ...