John Minor named to Aftermarket Hall of Fame

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Updated May 16, 2019

Longtime Midwest Wheel Companies’ leader John Minor was inducted to the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Hall of Fame Tuesday at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2019 in Las Vegas.

A Minnesota native, Minor was hired by another Aftermarket Hall of Famer Jim Callison to the Iowa-based Midwest Wheel in 1972. Minor moved through the business rapidly, being named the company’s sales manager in 1978 and general manager of the business in 1980. Now serving as the company’s president and CEO, Minor has helped Midwest Wheel grow from 20 employees when he was hired to more than 200 associates today.

He thanked each and every employee, and Callison, in accepting his award Tuesday.

“I am honored and humbled to be named to the Aftermarket Hall of Fame,” Minor said. “I truly believe it takes many people, not just one person, to accomplish great things. This recognition belongs to every team member at Midwest Wheel Companies.”

As the only two-time Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year winner, Midwest Wheel now also is the only aftermarket distribution business with two Hall of Famers.

The ever gracious Minor also thanked his wife of 48 years, Linda, his children, grandchildren and aftermarket family in earning this year’s award. Now the 11th inductee in Aftermarket Hall of Fame history, Minor was presented his award by 2014 HOF inductee Bob Phillips of Phillips Industries. The Heavy Duty Aftermarket Hall of Fame award is sponsored by FleetOwner.

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