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Sayers joins The Marx Group

The Marx Group has added Tim Sayers as an account executive/product and market specialist. Based in the Knoxville, Tenn. area, Sayers will support clients in the automotive, heavy-duty and high performance/specialty segments of the aftermarket, the company says. “The geographic location of our client base has greatly expanded in the last five years,” says Tom Marx, ...

Fleet Engineers honored by Michigan legislature

Fleet Engineers, Inc., was recently recognized by the Michigan Legislature for its 50th year of business as an heavy-duty component manufacturer. A special tribute was presented by Sen. Geoff Hansen, to Fleet Engineers’ CEO, Wes Eklund, during a companywide anniversary celebration held in Muskegon on Dec. 21, 2013. The ...

Accuride makes staffing changes

Accuride announces it is realigning its sales and marketing organization as part of the continued streamlining of the company’s management and cost structure. As part ...

MERA partners with Automotive Industry Action Group

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), the not-for-profit, member-supported organization that helps automotive companies operate at peak performance, and the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) announce a partnership to give the remanufacturing industry greater access to world-class quality management tools and training. MERA says this partnership offers MERA ...

Bruce Merrifield to present at SOLD event

Service Opportunities and Service Day (SOLD), set to be held Monday Jan. 27, 2014 at the Mirage in Las Vegas before HDAW ’14, will feature a session led by leading distributor profitability and service integration expert Bruce Merrifield. According to SOLD organizers, Merrifield has shared techniques for profitability improvement ...

VIPAR Heavy Duty acquires Power Heavy Duty

VIPAR Heavy Duty announces the acquisition of Power Heavy Duty, based in Pearland, Texas. As a result of the transaction, Power Heavy Duty will become part of the VIPAR Heavy Duty family of companies and continue to serve the marketplace as a separate brand, the company says. “As the heavy-duty ...

Class 8 Parts expands management team

Class 8 Parts announces the addition of two key personnel to its executive management team. Tara Zimmerman has been named vice president of operations, and Jonathan “Finn” Lowry has been named vice president of sales and marketing. Zimmerman has been with Class 8 Parts for nine years, and is now ...

APH launches commercial vehicle division

Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc. (APH), a family-owned aftermarket auto parts distributor and store group, is expanding into the heavy-duty market with the creation of its new commercial vehicle division. The division is part of APH’s growth strategy and a response to the increasing demand for aftermarket parts in ...

Jacobs Vehicle Systems announces executive changes

Jacobs Vehicle Systems announces Bob Perkins retirement after nearly 29 years of service. Perkins began his career at Jacobs in 1985 as a product manager. He later joined the executive staff, and in 1998 was promoted to vice president of marketing and business development. During his tenure at ...

Lubecore taps DeJong for sales role

Lubecore International has named Doug DeJong executive director of U.S. sales. Lubecore says DeJong will be responsible for developing the company’s sales and distribution network in the United States. DeJong has more than 30 years of experience in sales and sales management, primarily in the automotive and heavy-duty vehicle aftermarkets. “Doug’s extensive knowledge ...