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Ten days left to nominate your pick for Distributor of the Year

The 2014 Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year nomination period has reached the homestretch, with just ten days ...

Aging vehicle population goads demand for body shop services

Have you ever considered building a body shop? If you haven’t, now might be the time. Adding body shop capabilities to an ...

MERA reman forum set for July

MERA will host a Remanufacturing Technology Forum on July 31, 2014, during NACE | CARS 2014 at the COBO Convention Center in Detroit, Mich. The Remanufacturing Technology Forum offers attendees the opportunity to learn more about the advanced technologies currently utilized by the world's leading remanufacturers. The conference features breakout sessions focusing on specific technologies, as well as panel discussions. Conference Agenda Registration Form Online ...

Meritor names new field sales director

Meritor, Inc. said Tuesday it has appointed Mark Evans to senior director, Field Sales, Aftermarket, North America for Meritor. Evans is responsible for the strategic management and growth of service parts sales and training as well as ensuring customer satisfaction across its independent warehouse distributors, OEM dealers and fleets in the ...

Case joins AmeriQuest to lead sales division

Gary Case has been appointed Director of Sales, Private Fleet and Carrier Division, for AmeriQuest Transportation Services. In his new position, Case provides private fleets and carriers with the negotiated aggregated buying power created by AmeriQuest’s network of more than 700,000 vehicles. Fleet equipment, parts and supplies from 100 ...

Stertil-Koni bestows Achievement of Excellence Award

Stertil-Koni has awarded Peter Bowers, the company’s Technical Sales Support Manager, its Achievement of Excellence award. The announcement was made by the company’s president, Dr. Jean DellAmore, before an appreciative audience of nearly 100 attendees at Stertil-Koni’s 18th Annual Distributor Meeting, held in Orlando, Florida, May 4-7. “Peter is clearly one ...

GenNext holds profitability webinar

GenNext took a step forward this week, eclipsing 100 members and holding its first educational webinar: “The Power of 1%: Improving Profitability in Wholesale Distribution.” Led by Jason Kraus, senior manager of aftermarket transportation at Meritor, the 45-minute webinar showed aftermarket distributors and suppliers the overwhelming financial benefits that ...

Who will be on the stage in Las Vegas?

With only three weeks remaining the in open nomination period for the 2014 Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year, we would like to once again honor our 2013 finalists. Last year was the first time in our history when the Distributor of the Year nomination was opened ...

Ferro to lead Fras-le

Fras-le has named Pedro Ferro as its newest CEO. Ferro joins Fras-le after a successful career at Meritor as senior vice president and president of Aftermarket & Trailers. He also held several executive positions with The Marmon Group, Motor Coach Industries and Cummins Inc., Fras-le says. As part of the ...

Theme announced for 2015 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week has announced its theme and leadership for next year’s milestone 10th anniversary. Set for Jan. 26-29, 2015 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, HDAW’s upcoming theme is “Elevate Your Business.”  The new event co-chairs are Emily Poladian, global manager of strategic planning for Firestone Industrial ...