Topics Management

Whining isn’t a strategy

Running a business today is incredibly difficult. Competition is intense. Customers are tough to please. The economy is volatile. Though as true as those statements may ...

Centric Parts hires trio

Centric Parts has hired three new members to its management staff. The moves are being made to keep apace of Centric’s steady growth in both the scale and scope of its North American operations. Centric Parts says the new team members include: Srinivas (Sri) Adusumilli, vice president information technology; Alan Leukhardt, engineering manager; Mohit (Moe) Uppal, vice president global supply chain management. “We feel we’ve ...

Speaker lineup confirmed for Aftermarket Distribution Summit

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) has confirmed its speaker lineup for its 10th annual Aftermarket Distribution Summit. This year’s anniversary ...

Powderly joins BettsHD

BettsHD has named Ed Powderly as vice president of sales. Most recently, Powderly was business development manager, aftermarket, for Hendrickson USA, LLC. Powderly will report to Betts Company president and COO, Bill Betts, responsible for all sales activities at BettsHD. “Ed comes to BettsHD as an experienced sales and marketing ...

Bergstrom announces management appointments

Bergstrom Inc., has appointed Jim Elliott to global vice president of program management, and Gus Anton to division president of North America. “Bergstrom has achieved significant global growth over the past few years and leaders like Jim and Gus are part of the reason we’ll be able to build ...

Six steps toward an effective service facility

One of the biggest obstacles in improving service shop productivity is building design.Bad processes can be written and improved but expanding a tiny shop is a much more challenging (and expensive) task. Which means for service providers looking to improve the functionality of an existing location, you have to ...

Blast from the past: Turning cores into cash

This article is originally from the September 2013 issue of Truck Parts & Service, and is a supplement to an upcoming May magazine feature on remanufactured part sales growth in today's aftermarket. You wouldn’t throw cash away, or toss a pile of checks in the trash. So why are there old ...

Distribution: An industry at a crossroads?

Bob Greenwood is adamant. Heavy-duty aftermarket distribution is at a crossroads. The president and CEO at Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Centre says the aftermarket is on the cusp of a major change, one that will impact every business within the industry whether they like it or not. And perhaps more ...

GenNext holds reception at HDA Truck Pride meeting

GenNext HD held a reception for current members and interested parties last Wednesday before opening of the 2015 HDA Truck Pride Annual Meeting in San Antonio. GenNext President Steve Hansen kicked off the event by describing the non-profit organization's successful 2014, and the group's vision for the coming year. ...

MERA adds new team member

The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) has hired Brian Hall as senior director, membership and sales. MERA says Hall is primarily responsible for membership recruitment, retention and engagement, as well as the planning and execution of key events and executive council meetings. Hall was most recently with the Automotive Industry ...