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Timken makes leadership changes

 The Timken Co. board of directors has appointed Richard Kyle president and CEO of the company, effective immediately, and elected John Timken, Jr. chairman. Kyle replaces James Griffith, who is retiring from the company this year. Griffith became president of Timken in 1999 and chief executive officer in 2002. The company says he will remain with the ...

Mitchell 1 expanding shop management training

Mitchell 1 will hold an expanded Shop Management “Super Workshop” July 17-19 in San Diego, Calif., at the Hotel Salomar. The company says the training workshop is designed for those who have previously established competence using their shop management software and now want to learn more advanced capabilities, ...

Westrans Winnipeg hires Legoff

Westrans Company has hired Derek LeGoff as its new Winnipeg-based sales representative. “I have a background as owner-operator of a trucking business for 14 years,” says ...

GenNext announces upcoming events

GenNext will hold receptions at upcoming aftermarket events as it continues to expand in its second year. After a successful reception last month at the HDA Truck Pride annual meeting in Phoenix, GenNext announces it also will be holding receptions at the upcoming Heavy Duty Distributor Council meeting later ...

Bendix names Platinum distributors for 2014

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC once again recognizes channel partners in its Premier Distributor Program (PDP) that have delivered exceptional performance for fleet customers across North America. This year, Bendix honors 43 top-performing companies earning the program’s highest ranking of platinum. Platinum partners reflect the top 10 percent of ...

TMC fall meeting and SuperTech 2014 set for September

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council will hold its 2014 Fall Meeting and 10th annual National Technician Skills Competition — TMC SuperTech 2014 — Sept. 22-25, 2014 at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort, Orlando, Fla. The meeting theme, “Celebrating Technical Achievement,” will be carried out through ...

Filipiak joins Midwest Truck & Auto Parts

Midwest Truck & Auto Parts has hired Steve Filipiak as its new director of marketing. The company says Filipiak will be responsible for driving the company’s global marketing strategy in order to strengthen the company’s brands and advance business goals. He also will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day ...

Who will win the 2014 Distributor of the Year?

That’s the answer everyone will be asking next January at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) in Las Vegas. But for us to decide who wins then, we need feedback from you now. Who do you think should win the 2014 Distributor of the Year? By nominating up to three distributors here ...

Republic Diesel acquires Center Automotive

Republic Diesel, headquartered in Louisville, Ky., has acquired certain of the assets of Center Automotive Machine, in Akron, Ohio. The new name will be Center Diesel & Machine, a division of Republic Diesel, and will operate at the same location, 274 E. South Street, Akron, Ohio.  In addition, Republic ...

Distributor of the Year nominees rolling in

After a month into the open nomination period for the 13th annual Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year award, nominees have started piling up. Nominations continue to roll in, and we want to encourage everyone in the aftermarket to keep sending in your thoughts on who deserves ...