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    CVSN Announces Speaker Lineup for September Summit


    (Jacksonville, FL ¨C June 18, 2015) ¨C President Dave Willis and the Board of Directors of the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) have released the full speaker lineup for the 10th Anniversary Summit this September at the Newport Marriott in Newport, Rhode Island. The dates for the 2015 Summit are September 12-16 and the theme for this year's event is "Navigating Smoothly in a Sea of Uncertainty." Dennis Conner, "Mr. America's Cup will be the Keynote Speaker. Mr. Conner is the only living four time winner of the America¡¯s Cup. No skipper has been more successful in the modern America¡¯s Cup era in putting together his own campaigns. Conner recounts the motivation, teamwork and commitment to winning on and off the water in his books Learn to Sail, No Excuse To Lose, Comeback, The Art of Winning, Sail Like a Champion and Life¡¯s Wining Tips. He has a message that will inspire and all attendees will have an opportunity to get a signed copy of one of his books. Other world class speakers on this year's Summit lineup are Robert Genetski, who has been recognized over the past four years as one of the top-five speakers in the fields of Economics and Finance, Jeff Korhan on "Relationship Selling in the Trust Economy" and Gregg Lederman on how to "Engage Employees to Outbehave the Competition." The President's Award recipient for 2015 is Jim Moss, former President of Kona Communications and Publisher of Truck Parts and Service magazine. Jim was a great friend of the aftermarket and is well deserving of this honor. This year's Summit will also feature an expanded Private Strategic Planning Sessions program, quality networking events in a relaxed atmosphere, a Newport Mansion and city tour, a Harbor Tour on the Schooner Aurora and to celebrate CVSN's tenth anniversary as an association an offsite final night Lobster extravaganza at the famous Oceancliff, with great views of the ocean. The companies hosting Private Strategic Planning Sessions at the 2015 Summit are Accuride, Alcoa, Automann, Bendix, Dayton Parts, Federal-Mogul Motorparts, KIC, Meritor, Minimizer, Stemco, Tenneco and Timken. For more information on the Summit and to register go to www.cvsn.org and to book a room at the Newport Marriott go to http://cwp.marriott.com/pvdlw/celebrating10years. To learn more about CVSN and becoming a member visit www.cvsn.org or call 904-737-2900. About CVSN: CVSN (www.cvsn.org), with close to 70 members and over 400 warehouse locations across North America, is the voice of the independent aftermarket distributor. The mission of CVSN is to strengthen its members¡¯ businesses through training and education and building strong relationships between members and their supply partners across North America. CVSN is one of the owners of HDAW and hosts an Aftermarket Distribution Summit every September for top industry distributor and supplier executives.

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