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Karmak makes new appointments

Karmak has made three new management appoints to better meet its client demands. The company has named Jim Allen vice president of client services, Gail Wilkinson ...

Bergstrom names new vice presidents

Effective immediately, Bergstrom announces Aaron Potter and Steve Boyle will take on new roles that will further strengthen the company's finance organization. Potter has been promoted to vice president, Financial Planning and Analysis, and Boyle has been named vice president and treasurer. Bergstrom says Potter will be responsible for creating and driving the planning and analysis processes that ...

‘Aftermarket 101′ program set for October

New employees often find the motor vehicle aftermarket to be a complex, confusing industry. In an effort to help them better understand the basics of this dynamic market, the University of the Aftermarket will present a second “Aftermarket 101” program this year from Oct. 6-7, 2015, in Detroit. “Although ...

Haldex appoints new senior VP

Haldex has appointed John Ducharme to the role of senior vice president of North American Sales. Prior to joining Haldex, Ducharme served as vice president of Global Sales for Warn Industries, a manufacturer of products for heavy, mid, and light duty trucks, automotive, military, and off-road vehicles. Ducharme has previously ...

Rooms going fast for upcoming Aftermarket Distribution Summit

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) says available rooms are going fast for its upcoming 10th anniversary Aftermarket Distribution Summit, to be held Sept. 12-16, 2015, in Newport, R.I. The Summit will be held at the Newport Marriott. CVSN says the deadline for reservations is Aug. 19, but is ...

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 annual University of the Aftermarket Heavy Duty Leadership education conference. The conference ran from July 12-17, 2015, at Northwood University in Midland, Mich. Heavy Duty Leadership, a week-long leadership ...

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 ...

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 development and increasing market share. Freson comes to Fleetline with 20-plus years of experience in sales and management. He most recently worked for Stens Corporation as their East Coast Territory ...

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 ...