GenNext announced the four aftermarket professions who were awarded the first-ever “4 Under 40” Award at the opening session at the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network’s (CVSN) Aftermarket Distribution Summit. The awards, presented by GenNext and sponsored by Truck Parts & Service magazine, recognize younger individuals for their personal growth, corporate achievements and industry contributions to the heavy duty aftermarket prior to the age of 40.
This year’s award winners were:
- Steve Hansen, Director of Marketing at Minimizer / SCSI
- Ian Johnston, VP - Operations & Marketing, Harman Heavy Vehicle Specialists Ltd.
- Nikki Paschall, Marketing Programs Manager at HDA Truck Pride
- Nick Tosie, National Accounts Manager, Aftermarket at BorgWarner Inc.
“Congratulations to all four of these winners. We had an excellent list of nominees to choose from, which made the decision process very difficult. But 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,” said GenNext President Nick Seidel of Action Truck Parts. “I can also say this industry’s work force is the key to our success, and if this group – as well as the other nominees for the award – is any indication, the future of the aftermarket will be very bright,” he added.
“This industry is thriving, and a lot of credit goes to the hard-working employees who represent the companies here today,” said Truck Parts & Service Editor Lucas Deal while presenting the award. “This award acknowledges that fact, and the individuals honored today are great leaders now and hopefully will be for a long time,” he added.
Nominations for the award were solicited throughout the aftermarket, looking for young men and women demonstrating involvement, innovation and commitment within the aftermarket. The four young professionals were chosen from an impressive list of almost 50 nominees. Distributor, supplier, marketing group, media and association management employees are eligible for the award.
GenNext About GenNext:About GenNext:
GenNext GenNextis a select group of young and influential heavy-duty trucking aftermarket leaders. This group is considered 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. The core goal of GenNext is to educate, mentor, and recruit the next generation of heavy duty aftermarket leaders.