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Link hires Hof to lead sales

Link Manufacturing has hired Michael Hof as director of sales and marketing. In this role, Hof will oversee all of Link’s sales and marketing activities — ...

Former NFLer to highlight agenda at CVSN Summit

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) has announced the speaker lineup for its 2014 Aftermarket Distribution Summit, scheduled for Sept. ...

Aftermarket family business facts

Family businesses. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, the expression always carries cache. Which isn’t to say there’s nothing special about operating a non-family business or corporation, not at all, it’s just that when one comes across a prosperous family business, it’s easy to be impressed. Running a successful family business in today’s economy demands ...

Ten days left to nominate your pick for Distributor of the Year

The 2014 Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year nomination period has reached the homestretch, with just ten days remaining until next week's June 27 deadline.  Truck Parts & Service has received a wide selection of distributors thus far, and is hopeful it will continue to receive recommendations ...

Aging vehicle population goads demand for body shop services

Have you ever considered building a body shop? If you haven’t, now might be the time. Adding body shop capabilities to an existing repair facility allows heavy- duty service providers to capitalize on an underserved market with increasing demand, says Don Putney with Collision Equipment Experts. “There aren’t a ton of ...

MERA reman forum set for July

MERA will host a Remanufacturing Technology Forum on July 31, 2014, during NACE | CARS 2014 at the COBO Convention Center in Detroit, Mich. The Remanufacturing Technology Forum offers attendees the opportunity to learn more about the advanced technologies currently utilized by the world's leading remanufacturers. The conference features breakout sessions focusing on specific technologies, as ...

Meritor names new field sales director

Meritor, Inc. said Tuesday it has appointed Mark Evans to senior director, Field Sales, Aftermarket, North America for Meritor. Evans is responsible for the strategic management and growth of service parts sales and training as well as ensuring customer satisfaction across its independent warehouse distributors, OEM dealers and fleets in the ...

Case joins AmeriQuest to lead sales division

Gary Case has been appointed Director of Sales, Private Fleet and Carrier Division, for AmeriQuest Transportation Services. In his new position, Case provides private fleets and carriers with the negotiated aggregated buying power created by AmeriQuest’s network of more than 700,000 vehicles. Fleet equipment, parts and supplies from 100 ...

Stertil-Koni bestows Achievement of Excellence Award

Stertil-Koni has awarded Peter Bowers, the company’s Technical Sales Support Manager, its Achievement of Excellence award. The announcement was made by the company’s president, Dr. Jean DellAmore, before an appreciative audience of nearly 100 attendees at Stertil-Koni’s 18th Annual Distributor Meeting, held in Orlando, Florida, May 4-7. “Peter is clearly one ...

GenNext holds profitability webinar

GenNext took a step forward this week, eclipsing 100 members and holding its first educational webinar: “The Power of 1%: Improving Profitability in Wholesale Distribution.” Led by Jason Kraus, senior manager of aftermarket transportation at Meritor, the 45-minute webinar showed aftermarket distributors and suppliers the overwhelming financial benefits that ...