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Heavy Duty Leadership course concludes at Northwood

Leadership development and career growth were on the minds of nearly 30 aftermarket industry professionals who participated in the fourth ...

Alcoa makes corporate changes

Alcoa has announced a realignment of its downstream segment as the company’s value-add portfolio expands. Alcoa’s downstream portfolio will become two segments, one with a core focus on aerospace, and the other centered on the construction and commercial vehicle wheel markets. The realignment supports Alcoa’s transformation strategy to build its value-add portfolio for greater profitability. With ...

Fleetline adds aftermarket sales manager

Fleetline has hired Kevin Freson as Aftermarket Sales Manager. Fleetline says Freson will be responsible for strengthening relationships with independent aftermarket customers, new business ...

Meritor purchases assets to N.C. facility

Meritor, Inc. has purchased the majority of the assets at the Sypris Solutions, Inc. manufacturing facility in Morganton, North Carolina. "Bringing the Morganton facility under the Meritor umbrella allows us to expand operations while demonstrating our continued commitment to supplying axle and suspension components to our customers," says Brett Penzkofer, vice president and ...

Marx to speak at Heavy Duty Leadership program

Tom Marx, CEO of Marx Group Advisors, will share his expertise on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as one of the featured speakers at the 2015 University of the Aftermarket Heavy Duty Leadership program next week. Marx will present “Surviving and Thriving During a Merger, Acquisition, Divestiture or Other Change in ...

Donaldson announces management changes

Donaldson Company announces Joseph E. Lehman, vice president, Global Operations, will retire on Aug. 1, 2015. "Joe has helped lead the transformation of our global manufacturing and distribution capabilities through his relentless focus on Continuous Improvement and outstanding Customer service," says Tod Carpenter, Donaldson president and CEO. "He is renowned for ...

Hart joins The Marx Group as co-CEO

Devin Hart has joined The Marx Group as the firm’s new president and co-CEO. In addition, Hart will become executive vice president of Marx Group Advisors. Tom Marx, founder, president and CEO of The Marx Group since its inception has been named co-CEO, and chairman. He will continue as CEO ...

Kenny replaces Guiney at Yokohama

Tom Kenny, a 33-year tire industry veteran, has taken over for Dan Guiney as Yokohama Tire Corporation's (YTC) director of technical service. Guiney recently retired after 43 years in the tire business, the last 13 with Yokohama. “I’ve truly enjoyed my time working with everyone at Yokohama,” says Guiney. “But ...

CVSN confirms speakers for upcoming Aftermarket Distribution Summit

President Dave Willis and the Board of Directors of the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) have released the full speaker lineup for the 10th anniversary Aftermarket Distribution Summit, set for Sept. 12-16, 2016, at the Newport Marriott in Newport, R.I. The theme for this year's event is "Navigating Smoothly ...

Only two days left to nominate a Distributor of the Year

If you've been thinking about nominating an independent aftermarket distributor for our Distributor of the Year award but haven't gotten around to it, you're almost out of time. The open nomination period for the annual award will close tomorrow evening. As you know, all independent aftermarket distributors (sans 2014 winner ...