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November 11, 2015 - Industry News

Reyco Granning Names New Engineering and Manufacturing Execs

 Ramin Zarrabi (left) and Raoul Steenekamp Photos courtesy of Reyco Granning

Reyco Granning has named Raoul Steenekamp vice president of engineering and Ramin Zarrabi vice president of manufacturing.

Tags: Leadership, Reyco Granning, Aftermarket, People, Suspensions

October 16, 2015 - Industry News

Eberspaecher North America Names New President

Brian Covello Photo: Eberspaecher

Eberspaecher Climate Control Systems North America has named Brian Covello its new president.

Tags: Leadership, People, Espar Heater Systems, Eberspaecher

September 16, 2015 - Industry News

Denso Names New President for Products and Services Division

Haruhiko Kato Photo: Denso

Denso has named Haruhiko Kato president of Denso Products and Services Americas, the aftermarket sales, manufacturing and distribution arm of the supplier.

Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket, Denso, People

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

Bergstrom Appoints Industry Veterans to Key Roles

Bill Gordon has been appointed to the role of division president of Bergstrom Parts and David Stoos was named director of new business at Bergstrom Inc.

Tags: Sales, Leadership, HVAC, People, Bergstrom, Parts and Service

August 24, 2015 - Industry News

Bergstrom Makes Leadership Changes

Bergstrom, which offers cab climate control solutions for commercial vehicles, has made a number of key leadership changes.

Tags: Leadership, People, Bergstrom

June 30, 2015 - Industry News

FleetPride Names Its New CEO

Don Sturdivant, CEO of FleetPride. Photo courtesy of FleetPride

Heavy-duty aftermarket parts supplier FleetPride announced that Don Sturdivant has been selected by the board of directors to serve as the new CEO of the company.

Tags: Leadership, FleetPride, People, CEO, Suppliers

June 15, 2015 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Names New Head of Powered Vehicle Systems

Mike Kamsickas, SAF-Holland's new president of Powered Vehicle Systems. Photo courtesy of SAF-Holland

SAF-Holland announced that Mike Kamsickas has been named the new president of the Powered Vehicle Systems Business Unit, replacing Jack Gisinger who will be retiring.

Tags: Leadership, People, SAF-Holland

January 29, 2015 - Industry News

HDMA Elects New Board Chairman for 2015

Tim Meyers, president of Alcoa Wheel & Transportation Products. Photo via Alcoa

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association named Tim Myers, president of Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, as its chairman of the Board of Directors.

Tags: Leadership, HDMA, Alcoa, People

January 16, 2015 - Industry News

GenNext Appoints New Members to Leadership Team

GenNext has voted and approved the appointment of three new directors and one new senior advisor to the company’s board of directors.

Tags: Leadership, People, Fleet Executives, GenNext

January 9, 2015 - Industry News

Carlyle Group Buys Back AxleTech

Mary Petrovich, a former CEO of AxleTech from 2002-2011, will rejoin the firm as executive chairman. Joe Mejaly, who joined the company in May 2014 as general manager, will serve as AxleTech International’s CEO.

Tags: Leadership, People, Mergers & Acquisitions, AxleTech International, Carlyle Group

February 27, 2014 - Industry News

Exaloy Announces New Company

Exaloy LLC announces that Tom Haughs, formerly with Tarpstop LLC, has a partnership in Exaloy as their vice president of sales and marketing/GM.

Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket, People

January 29, 2014 - Industry News

TMD Promotes Tony Croy to Managing Director, NAFTA

TMD promoted Tony Croy to managing director, NAFTA. In this position he is responsible for TMD’s business units in Canada, Mexico and the United States, including all commercial, engineering and manufacturing operations serving TMD’s OE and replacement part friction business.

Tags: Leadership, People

January 29, 2014 - Industry News

New Organization of Aftermarket Leaders Formed

A new group of heavy-duty trucking aftermarket leaders have formed a new organization, GenNext, to educate, mentor and recruit the next generation of aftermarket leaders.

Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket, People, GenNext

January 24, 2014 - Industry News

TMD Friction Announces Promotion of Fabio Jurchaks

Fabio Jurchaks

Fabio Jurchaks has been promoted to director of sales & engineering, NAFTA at TMD Friction. Fabio is responsible for the commercial, marketing and engineering organization and activities servicing TMD’s OE, OES and replacement part friction business in Canada and the USA.

Tags: Leadership, TMD Friction

November 18, 2013 - Industry News

Rob Phillips Takes Helm of Phillips Industries

Rob Phillips is the fourth generation Phillips family member to lead the company.

Phillips Industries, a manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake interface equipment for commercial vehicles, has appointed Rob Phillips as its new president and COO.

Tags: Leadership, Phillips Industries

November 6, 2013 - Industry News

Securement Veteran Abato to Head up New North American Venture

Dolezych, a 78-year-old German-based manufacturer of lifting equipment, slings, ropes and load-securing technologies, announced the creation of Doleco USA, its first sales, distribution and manufacturing presence in North America.

Tags: Leadership

November 4, 2013 - Industry News

Fontaine Modification’s Nate Eichinger to Lead Vocational Truck Operations

Fontaine Modifications announced that Nate Eichinger will oversee vocational truck operations for the company. As vocational operations manager, Eichinger will direct production and scheduling at all of Fontaine’s vocational truck facilities nationwide.

Tags: Leadership, Fontaine Modification

October 30, 2013 - Industry News

XRS Adds Two Leadership Positions, Names Christian Schenk SVP Business Develop & Strategy

XRS Corp. has named industry veteran Jon Van Winkle vice president, product management, and experienced software engineer Arvind Sharma vice president of engineering. The company has also appointed XRS executive Christian Schenk to a new leadership role as senior vice president, business development and strategy.

Tags: Leadership, SaaS, XRS

October 15, 2013 - Industry News

Auto Air Exports Names Chris Sims President

Auto Air Exports, consisting of Omega Environmental Technologies, Global Parts Distributors and Santech Industries announced the internal promotion of Christopher Sims to the position of president and chief operating officer.

Tags: Leadership

October 7, 2013 - Industry News

Gager to Retire from APRA

Bill Gager is retiring after 35 years with APRA.

William “Bill” Gager announced that he will retire from his position as president of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association on Dec. 31.

Tags: Leadership, APRA, Remanufacturing, Aftermarket

September 24, 2013 - Industry News

Paul Kokalis Promoted to President of Fontaine Modification

Paul Kokalis has been named president of Fontaine Modification. With more than 25 years at Fontaine Modification, he most recently served as vice president of operations for the company, which is part of the Marmon Highway Technologies Commercial Truck group.

Tags: Leadership, Fontaine Modification

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

East Manufacturing Names David Miedl as Director of Aftermarket Parts Sales, Service

East Manufacturing has appointed David Miedl as Director of Aftermarket Parts Sales & Service. Miedl replaces Ted Hutchison who is retiring from the position after 25 years of service to East Manufacturing.

Tags: Leadership, East Manufacturing, Trailers, Aftermarket

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Phillips Industries’ President and CEO Reaches Fifty-Year Milestone

Bob Phillips, President and CEO of Phillips Industries.

Bob joined Phillips Industries in 1963, then known as H.W. Phillips Company. In 1968 inspired by customer demands Phillips started manufacturing the first pre-assembled light cords in 1968, launching the company on its present trajectory.

Tags: Phillips Industries, Leadership, Aftermarket

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

Rush Founder W. Marvin Rush Retires as Chairman

W. Marvin Rush

Rush Enterprises Inc. announced that W. Marvin Rush is retiring from his position as chairman of the board of the company. He will continue to serve as a member of the board of directors of the company and have the honorary title of chairman emeritus.

Tags: Leadership, Rush Enterprises, Dealers

March 18, 2013 - Industry News

Accuride Appoints Tony Pape Director, Aftermarket Strategy & Sales

Accuride Corp., a supplier of components to the North American commercial vehicle industry, announced the appointment of company and industry veteran Tony Pape to the newly expanded role of Director, Aftermarket Strategy & Sales.

Tags: Leadership



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