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Movers & Shakers: Turn 14 Distribution Names President of Owned Brands

By SEMA News Editors

Horsham, Pennsylvania-based Turn 14 Distribution, one of the industry leaders in performance parts distribution, has announced the appointment of the president of Owned Brands as Robert Schuetz.

Schuetz is an established leader within the performance aftermarket and OE industries with prior experience at Warn Industries, Ohlins USA and KW Automotive North America, where he held executive leadership positions.

Schuetz will oversee the establishment, structure, development, and daily operations of Turn 14's owned brands team with its headquarters in the Dallas, Fort Worth area. He will lead the product development, R&D, brand management and marketing of the manufacturing brands the company has acquired through its Tucker Powersports purchase.

"I'm excited to be a part of the rebirth of the brands we've acquired from Tucker Powersports, and I look forward to earning the trust of our longstanding partners and internal team as we seek to maximize our potential in each respective marketplace," said Schuetz.

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RealTruck Acquires Mountain Top

RealTruck, the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based manufacturer of functional aftermarket accessories and an online destination for truck, Jeep, Bronco and off-road enthusiasts, has acquired Mountain Top, the designer and manufacturer of truck bed accessories outside North America. Based in Denmark, Mountain Top supplies major OEMs and sells truck accessories throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States. 

The acquisition accelerates RealTruck's international expansion and complements its recent acquisition of Mexico-based brand Go Rhino.

"We're delighted to bring Mountain Top into the RealTruck family to power our international expansion and growth," said RealTruck CEO Carl-Martin Lindahl. "We look forward to working with the Mountain Top team to build upon their global relationships and expand the reach of our products around the world."

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