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Bendix announces staff updates

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has appointed John Kemer vice president and general manager, Valves and Modules. Kemer also becomes the newest member of the Bendix Leadership ...

Knowing your customer’s personality type and adapting your pitch

The Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," is a solid adage. But it's not applicable in every situation, mostly because not everyone wants to be treated the same. "The Golden rule can backfire in interpersonal communications, because that person may not want to ...

The Age of Disruption

We are in a tumultuous age. Business moves faster today than any point in the past, and operating within today's increasingly competitive marketplace takes work. When distribution strategies of old have been disrupted, there only one way to respond, says Dirk Beveridge. You have to update your vision. You have to change. Presenting an educational session Tuesday ...

Selling your personality to your customers

Good news travels fast. Unfortunately, bad news travels faster. "When you make someone happy they tell three people. When you make someone mad they tell 11 people," says Don Hutson, CEO at U.S. Learning, LLC. At Wednesday's Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) Leaders of Tomorrow luncheon, Hutson keyed in on ...

HDMA announces new board

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) recently held its annual election of officers and governors during the fall board of governors meeting, held recently in Dearborn, Mich. The HDMA board is responsible for the strategic direction, performance and member satisfaction of the 220+ member Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association. HDMA’s ...

GALLERY – Monday at HDAW

The tenth annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) is now underway. The milestone event officially kicked off last night with the annual opening reception, and it was preceded by a great day of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue. A stable economy and correspondingly strong aftermarket anchored the conversation. HDAW continues Tuesday with the presentation ...

Dieli talks economic growth at Aftermarket Dialogue

The underrated recovery continues. That was the main sentiment from economic forecaster Bob Dieli during the opening session of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue on Monday in Las Vegas. Dieli says America's current economic cycle is proving to be stronger and, most importantly, more stable, than it is getting credit for. Now ...

Brake Parts, Inc. acquiring OE Quality Friction

Brake Parts, Inc. LLC (BPI) announces its plan to acquire the assets of OE Quality Friction Inc. (OEQF), headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, according to David Overbeeke, president and CEO of Brake Parts, Inc. On Jan. 20, 2015, Brake Parts entered into an asset purchase agreement with OEQF’s receiver and ...

Hitting the recruiting trail: The search for quality employees

College graduates today are finding out there’s a bigger challenge than earning a four-year degree. Earning a paycheck. According to a 2014 report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), 8.5 percent of college graduates ages 21 to 24 are unemployed, and 16.8 percent of all college graduates, are underemployed. That ...

Buyers Produces appoints new managers

Buyers Products Company has made two appoints two its organization, naming Peter C. Parker as marketing manager and Kevin Homuth as district sales manager for the West Coast. Parker will be responsible for establishing and executing the company's corporate messaging, branding and marketing strategy, Buyers Products says. “We are excited ...

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