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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 remaining until next week's June 27 deadline.  Truck Parts & Service has received a wide selection of distributors thus far, and is hopeful it will continue to receive recommendations ...

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 existing repair facility allows heavy- duty service providers to capitalize on an underserved market with increasing demand, says Don Putney with Collision Equipment Experts. “There aren’t a ton of ...

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 ...

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 ...