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Organizational Update




We are building partnerships and becoming stronger

We have found a partner.

GenNext announced in January at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) to bring GenNext’s events and activities underneath the CVSN umbrella of services.

Immediately following the jointly hosted Distributor Training Expo (DTE) in April in Atlanta, CVSN will take over the administration of GenNext membership.

GenNext is excited about this opportunity, as we believe it will be beneficial for our members and the independent aftermarket at large.

“Over the last three years, GenNext has gained much recognition for bringing new innovative ideas to industry events, including the creation of the DTE. We helped start the HDAW Northwood Program, which has sponsored many students to attend the industry’s largest trade show. We also have offered numerous mentoring and educational opportunities to our membership,” says GenNext President Ian Johnston of Harman HVS. “As we align ourselves closer to CVSN, we feel they offer an excellent base of members who will be able to utilize our services, enhancing the effectiveness of GenNext for years to come.”

Under the MOU, GenNext will remain a standalone entity and maintain our own board but will sit under the umbrella of CVSN. GenNext also is in the process of expanding and enhancing the capabilities of its member committees (Education, Mentoring, Recruiting, Membership/Marketing and the DTE) to better support its membership and bring value-added services to the independent aftermarket community at large.

“As we continue to look for more ways to bring value to the industry, GenNext is a natural fit to be part of CVSN and we look forward to being able to offer GenNext’s services to all of our members,” says Andy Robblee, president of CVSN.

 

More speed mentoring on the way!

In addition to our partnerships with CVSN, we also will be holding another speed mentoring event at the upcoming HDA Truck Pride Annual Meeting in April. The event is scheduled for 4 p.m. PT on Wednesday April 4 in San Diego. Industry Mentors and GenNexters will rotate around the room in 10 minute sessions to ask questions, share stories and make career connections. We had great success with this format last year and are looking forward to another great year!