New Organization of Aftermarket Leaders Formed

January 29, 2014

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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.  

"This group is comprised of the up-and-coming leaders of tomorrow in the aftermarket truck parts industry. While the group’s message is meant for younger executives (45 and under) any age level is welcome to join," said GenNext President Steve Hansen of Minimizer Corp.

Other officers include:  

  • Vice President: Ian Johnston, Harman HVS
  • Secretary: Derek Quys, Premier Mfg,  
  • Treasurer: Edward Kuo, Datalliance / HDX Services,  
  • Board Members incude Bill Betts, Betts HD; Jason Kraus, Meritor; Emily Poladian, Firestone Industrial Products; Robyn Spitzke, Fort Garry Industries, and Vicki Webster, Potter Webster. 

The group's senior advisors are Craig Kruckeberg of Minimizer and John Minor of Midwest Wheel Companies.

The group will soon announce its first quarterly educational webinar in early March.

More details on the organization are available at

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