VIPAR’s Crowley to speak at MERA CEO Council event

VIPAR Heavy Duty President and CEO Stephen Crowley will address industry leaders at the inaugural meeting of the MERA CEO Council on June 26, 2014, at the headquarters of Brake Parts Inc., McHenry, Ill.

Crowley will share his company’s premium brand vision and discuss its relevance in the heavy-duty aftermarket and to remanufacturing.

With more than 500 locations across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, VIPAR Heavy Duty is one of the largest independent heavy-duty distributor networks in North America. Global Parts Network LLC—a wholly-owned subsidiary of VIPAR—is a remanufacturer member of MERA.

RELATED: Wofford Truck Parts joins VIPAR.

Presidents and CEOs from MERA remanufacturer and supplier member companies are invited to register and attend.

Similar to other MERA councils, the CEO Council will provide a forum for members to address issues of common concern, share best practices and benchmark business performance, the company says. The council will also have an important networking element for leaders in the remanufacturing industry.

The agenda also includes an additional executive speaker, roundtable discussion and an evening networking event. An optional round of golf is planned nearby on the morning of June 27.

Contact Tom Rippinger at or (248) 750-1280 to RSVP for the meeting.

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