LAS VEGAS – The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network and GenNext have signed a memorandum of understanding with the intent to align their strengths and core competencies, the two groups announced at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas.

Each organization has been recognized for their individual contributions to the heavy truck aftermarket. GenNext offers programs for professionals in or entering the North American independent heavy truck aftermarket. CVSN’s primary objective is to create an industry-wide forum for professional development, legislative awareness and business opportunities through broad industry cooperation, education, and the exchange of information.

The alignment under the MOU seeks to merge these strategies with a new joint mission. GenNext will remain a standalone entity with its own board, but it will be under the umbrella of CVSN.

"The signed MOU confirms the commitment of these two organizations to bring forth more value-driven content and programs for the heavy-duty aftermarket," said Ian Johnston, president of GenNext.

GenNext will maintain its board of directors, as well as carry primary stewardship of the upcoming jointly hosted Distributor Training Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, April 20 - 22, 2018. Immediately following the DTE, CVSN will take over the administration of GenNext membership.

"One of CVSN's core values is to consistently develop great parts people into great business people through education, training and building strong relationships," said Andy Robblee, president of CVSN. "By uniting our efforts, together we will take this expertise to the next level to further serve the heavy-duty aftermarket as it continues to grow and redefine itself."