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Aftermarket pros hone skills at University of the Aftermarket Leadership 2.0 program

Retired Worldpac CEO Tom O’Hare shared industry insights and leadership and career management advice, drawing on his vast experience, to ...

Aftermarket Distribution Summit to feature GenNext reception

GenNext will hold a reception at the upcoming CVSN Aftermarket Distribution Summit on Sept. 15 in Nashville. The reception will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. after the first day of general sessions. GenNext is a non-profit organization that is focused on educating, mentoring and recruiting the next ...

DOTY Finalist: Blaine Brothers

Clocks don’t mean that’s helped Blaine Brothers much at Blaine Brothers. Sure, all of their locations have them, but they are more decorative than anything. Customer downtime is the only time that really matters. “We try to have 100 percent complete customer satisfaction at all times,” says Kevin McCarty, vice president of sales and marketing for the Minnesota-based ...

Getting involved in the aftermarket

The heavy-duty aftermarket is an industry of individuals. Talented, driven and financially savvy entrepreneurs populate all corners of the marketplace, and each equipped with different skill sets, these leaders have built strong businesses in an increasingly competi- tive marketplace. But just because a business is in the black doesn’t ...

CVSN announces private strategic planning participants for Summit

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) has announced the nine supplier companies who will host Private Strategic Planning Sessions at its upcoming summit in Nashville, Tenn.   CVSN says the participating this year in the one-hour meetings are: Accuride Wheel End Solutions Alcoa Wheel Products Bendix CVS Federal Mogul MotorParts KIC Meritor Minimizer SKF Stemco, LP CVSN says the ...

DiPonio joins Phillips Industries

Bob DiPonio has joined Phillips Industries as a consultant focusing the company’s trailer OEM business. Phillips says DiPonio is a veteran of the commercial vehicle industry most recently as vice president of OEM Sales for Tramec. His industry experience also includes his role as vice president of sales at ...

GATS kicks off in Dallas

The Great American Trucking Show opened at noon Thursday at the Dallas Convention Center. With more than 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibits, the Overdrive "Pride & Polish" truck beauty show and various educational sessions, the day was filled with activities. Below are photos from the event.

Phelps joins Rugby

Rugby Manufacturing has hired Gary Phelps to its inside sales team. Phelps will be responsible for working directly with Rugby Distributors on quoting, parts and other distributor needs. Prior to joining Rugby, Phelps worked in construction. “We are excited and pleased to have Gary join our Rugby team,” says Ray ...

Bret Baier talks mid-terms at CVOC

The upcoming mid-term election and civil unrest globally dominated discussion when Fox News Anchor Bret Baier took to the stage Wednesday at the fifth-annual Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas. Baier says this November's election is setting up nice for the Republican Party. "This year could be a wave win ...

Bendix Spicer celebrates birthday

Ten years ago, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products, LLC – companies with almost 200 combined years in the commercial vehicle industry – created Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC (BSFB). Their joint venture celebrates its first decade this week as a single, complete source for ...