Industry Update

GenNext presents 4 Under 40 Awards at CVSN Summit; will hold mentoring session at upcoming VIPAR Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference


GenNext has named Steve Hansen (Minimizer), Ian Johnston (Harman HVS), Nikki Paschall (HDA Truck Pride) and Nick Tosie (BorgWarner) as winners of its first 4 Under 40 Awards at the CVSN Aftermarket Distribution Summit in Braselton, Ga.

The awards, presented by GenNext and sponsored by Truck Parts & Service, recognize aftermarket individuals for their personal growth, corporate achievements and industry contributions to the heavy-duty aftermarket prior to the age of 40.
“Congratulations to all four of these winners. We had an excellent list of nominees to choose from, which made the decision process very difficult,” says GenNext President Nick Seidel of Action Truck Parts. “In the end, we feel this group represents a great cross-section of talent in our industry and each of them is extremely deserving of the award.”

For more on the award presentation, please CLICK HERE.

GenNext expanding speed mentoring program for upcoming VIPAR Heavy Duty Conference

GenNext and the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) announce a new “In the Hot Seat” panel discussion will be held during the upcoming GenNext Speed Mentoring Session Oct. 15, 2018, at the VIPAR Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference in Marco Island, Fla.

The overall session will open with the panel discussion and be followed immediately by a mentoring reception featuring a structured opportunity for all attendees of the conference to network with experienced business leaders. GenNext and CVSN say “In the Hot Seat” will feature four individuals (Kara Bolster of STEMCO, Ken Bumgardner of Royal Truck and Trailer, Dominic Grote of Grote Industries and Claude-Andre Pouliot of Macpek) with diverse backgrounds across the industry and the VIPAR Heavy Duty footprint.

Additionally, six designated pairs of business leaders (“mentors”) are scheduled to be available during the mentoring reception. To learn more about those pairs and the event, please CLICK HERE.

Register now for the GenNext Poker Tournament during HDAW

Nothing says Las Vegas better than the GenNext Industry No Limit Hold ‘Em Poker Showdown held at The Mirage during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW).  Last year’s event had more than 80 participants and this reception has been one of the fun highlights of industry week. This year’s event will take place on Wednesday night of HDAW, with registration starting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 2019, in the Mirage Poker Room. Anyone who attends HDAW is allowed to enter the event individually for $130.

Companies who are interested in becoming team sponsors can now register, and individuals can also purchase their seats for the tournament all at