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Five to receive President’s award at Aftermarket Distribution Summit

CVSN has released this year’s winners of the organization’s President’s Award, which will be presented in September at the Aftermarket Distribution Summit in Nashville. The President’s Award, started by CVSN past President Ken Duval of Canadian Wheel, recognizes those individuals who have contributed greatly to the heavy-duty aftermarket and ...

FOX anchor Bret Baier among scheduled speakers at CVOC

The agenda is out for the 5th-annual Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference (CVOC), set for Aug. 20-21, 2014 in Dallas, presented by ...

Wardle to lead Maxion sales unit

Maxion Wheels has appointed Bill Wardle as its new vice president, global sales and marketing. According to the company, Wardle’s addition to its global leadership team will help to push Maxion Wheels’ aggressive growth strategy through exciting innovation and technology leadership. Wardle will be based in the company’s global headquarters in Novi, Mich. Wardle most recently served ...

Tidewater Fleet Supply honors Webb Wheel’s Stepp

Tidewater Fleet Supply hosted its annual customer appreciation dinner cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk with an audience of 240 customers and employees last week. During the evening the company awarded Dan Stepp of Webb Wheel with its 2014 Manufacturer’s Rep of the Year award. Presented annually, Tidewater Fleet Supply ...

Distributor of the Year nomination period ends tomorrow!

Today and tomorrow are the final days to nominate your favorite aftermarket business for the 2014 Distributor of the Year award, presented by Truck Parts & Service. If you haven't nominated a business yet, it is incredibly easy. Simply CLICK HERE and list up to three distributors you believe are ...

Associated Equipment announces new CEO

Associated Equipment Corporation (AEC) announces Kim Cottle, formerly president and COO, has been named president and Chief Executive Officer. Cottle succeeds William C. Cottle, who retires as CEO of Associated Equipment but maintains his position as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Cottle was hired by Associated in 2007 ...

Gordon named global VP at Bergstrom

Bergstrom has promoted Bill Gordon to global vice president of truck sales. Gordon will be responsible for all truck related activities including OEM, OES, Aftermarket strategic pricing, as well as further developing global aftermarket opportunities for Bergstrom, the company says. "Our Truck customers are rapidly becoming global with operations in ...

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 — emphasizing brand awareness, customer communication, satisfaction and relationship development — while creating and executing strategic business initiatives, the company says. “We’re pleased to have ...

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. 13-17 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Back to Basics: The Blocking and Tackling of our Business,” and CVSN says its ...

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 ...