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Surviving business struggles in the aftermarket

This is Part III of Truck Parts & Service's three-part special report on aftermarket family businesses. For an introduction, CLICK HERE. Joyful as it can be, leading a family business is not without challenges. If pride in a job well done is one of the biggest selling points, the stress of the job ...

The joys of running the family business

This is Part II of Truck Parts & Service's three-part special report on aftermarket family businesses. For an introduction, CLICK HERE. Those who’ve done it say running a family business can be incredibly rewarding, keeping active family involved and drawing others into the industry. “It’s not about making money to me,” says Joe ...

SPECIAL REPORT: All in the family

Trucking has always been filled with successful family businesses. Many of the largest fleets in North America — Swift, J.B. Hunt, Schneider, Werner Enterprises —started as small family businesses, as did some of the industry’s most recognizable truck brands — Kenworth, Mack, Peterbilt. While some of those large scale operations have since transitioned away from ...

All in the Family, Part I: The foundation

This is Part I of Truck Parts & Service's three-part special report on aftermarket family businesses. For an introduction, CLICK HERE. The aftermarket has been filled with smart, proactive family-led operations since its inception. Some of those businesses remain major players in the industry today. When Six Robblees first opened ...

Federal-Mogul Motorparts makes leadership changes

Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., announces a series of leadership appointments to better align the company’s regional operations and strengthen its business units while supporting global growth. The appointments, listed below, are effective immediately. Martin Hendricks has been named president, Motorparts, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Keith Power has been named ...

Retired Worldpac president will speak at aftermarket leadership program

Tom O’Hare, the retired former president and CEO of Worldpac, will serve as the opening speaker for the next University of the Aftermarket Leadership 2.0 program. “Tom O’Hare is one example of the kinds of high-caliber aftermarket leaders and leadership concepts that participants will be exposed to during the ...

Marx to speak at University of the Aftermarket event

Tom Marx, CEO of Marx Group Advisors will share his expertise on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as a featured presenter at the upcoming 2014 University of the Aftermarket Heavy Duty Leadership program. Marx will explore the topic “Surviving and Thriving During a Merger, Acquisition, Divestiture or Other Change in Ownership” ...

Data driven: Making sense of customer data in the aftermarket

Today’s world is filled with data. Every result is tracked; every purchase is recorded. The trucking industry is filled with data, too. But with so much information flying around, it can be tough to make sense of it all. So tough that until very recently, the aftermarket avoided most of ...

Stertil-Koni names ops director

Kevin Hymers has joined Stertil-Koni as director of operations. Having most recently overseen the distribution center of Prometric, Hymers has more than 20 years of experience in warehouse management and order processing. Hymers also served in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than nine years obtaining the rank of major. While ...

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 ...