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Bill Hanvey to lead AutoCare Association

The Auto Care Association Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Bill Hanvey as president and chief executive officer to succeed Kathleen Schmatz, who is retiring at the end of the year after leading the association for 14 years. Hanvey, who will assume responsibilities on Dec. 1, 2015, ...

Ferguson joins Fleetline

Lacy Ferguson, CPA, CGMA, has joined Fleetline as controller. In her new role Fleetline says she will be responsible for all accounting and financial controls for the company as ...

A clean sell: Providing DPF cleaning

For the service providers out there, what do you offer in your preventive maintenance package? Do you include diesel particulate ...

Tire Leadership 21 class graduates at Northwood

Tire Leadership 21, the tire industry’s premier professional development program operated by Northwood University, recently graduated its second class of students. The 18 graduates left the two-week program with improved business, management and leadership skills — ones they immediately can apply to their businesses. Participants in this year’s class ...

Hogebuilt promotes sales manager

Hogebuilt has promoted Joe Gotmer to sales and marketing manager. “Joe’s devotion to informing dealers and truck drivers about Hogebuilt’s portfolio has been fantastic,” says Kyle Denu, president of Hogebuilt. “He has participated in numerous truck shows throughout the year and has developed relationships with many of our end users.” Hogebuilt ...

Becoming a digital distributor

Mark Dancer says technology is not a strategy. Technology can help execute strategy, it can help turn strategy into reality, but simply turning to technology itself to solve problems is an easy way for a distributor to run into problems, Dancer said during a presentation Tuesday at the VIPAR ...

Overcoming leadership vertigo

At some point Tanveer Naseer says it happens to almost every manager. Leadership Vertigo. The idea that things are moving one direction when they really are not. Naseer says those feelings can manifest themselves in different ways—a project is viewed as being farther along than it is, a customer’s ...

VIPAR Heavy Duty kicks off annual meeting

The VIPAR Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference is off to a running start in San Antonio. After an opening stockholder reception Sunday the event swung into full gear during Monday's opening general session. With in-depth presentations from the VIPAR Heavy Duty executive staff and all of its business unit leaders, ...

CVSN names new president, three directors

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Networks installed its new executive and three new directors at its recent Aftermarket Distribution Summit in Newport, R.I. In an effort to keep the lines of communication open and get valuable input and feedback between the CVSN members and their supplier partners, CVSN has two supplier representatives ...

HDAW announces speakers for 2016 event

The agenda for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2016 is filling up. HDAW organizers on Tuesday announced Curt Steinhorst, founder and president of The Promentumn Group, and Scott Klososky, founder of Future Point of View, LLC, have been added to the litany of presenters who will speak at the 11th ...