NEXUS North America Takes Shape
The Automotive Distribution Network (ADN), Automotive Parts Associates (APA) and VIPAR Heavy Duty have announced the formation of NEXUS North America. It will be the partner in the region for global aftermarket trade group NEXUS Automotive International (N!), which the three organisations joined last March. President of the new entity is ADN’s David Prater, with Chris Baer, vice president, and Beth San Filippo as treasurer (both from VIPAR), while Gary Martin from APA is secretary. NEXUS members already serve on several N! committees and boards, including those for auto and truck global sourcing. The new arrangement is expected to allow greater co-operation in areas such as PDC opportunities, technology sharing and solutions, national fleets and global supplier relationships. “This agreement is exciting for all of us,” says Prater. “The ability to look at data efficiencies alone, in addition to discussing common solutions to everyday issues, makes our members anticipate great opportunities.” The group will hold ‘connecting days’ on May 21-24 in Atlanta, Georgia to meet current and prospective suppliers.
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