August 14, 2013
Veteran aftermarket leader will become a vice president of the firm
San Rafael, CA – Marx Group Advisors announced today that Max Dull has been appointed to the firm’s Advisory Board. Dull brings a wealth of experience as a leader in the aftermarket industry to his role with Marx Group Advisors, where he will serve as a vice president.
“We are thrilled to have Max join our team as an advisory board member and vice president,” said Tom Marx, CEO, Marx Group Advisors. “His knowledge of and leadership in the automotive aftermarket, particularly in the underhood business, is a strong asset that we will rely upon in our critical mergers and acquisitions work.”
Dull began his career as manager of an automotive repair facility and later general manager of an engine parts warehouse distribution (WD) company. He joined AE Engine Parts in 1987 as marketing manager. In 1990 he transferred to the newly formed AE Clevite, being named vice president of product management. In 1998, Dull was promoted to vice president of product management for Dana’s Under Hood Group, which included Echlin, Beck/Arnley, Clevite, and Wix. He later was named vice president and general manager for Beck/Arnley.
In 2005 Dull formed Heritage Equity Group (HEG) to purchase Beck/Arnley from Affinia. He served as president/CEO of Beck/Arnley, as well as CEO of HEG until 2008, when he engineered the sale of Beck/Arnley to Uni-Select, Inc. He remained with Uni-Select as vice president and general manager of Beck/Arnley until December 2012.
Dull has served on the boards of several aftermarket companies, was named one of the aftermarket’s Top 10 Newsmakers of the Year, and has been a speaker at various industry events. Along with his role at Marx Group Advisors, Dull will continue his work as a business consultant assisting manufacturers and distributors in the automotive aftermarket.
The Advisory Board of Marx Group Advisors plays a critical role within the organization, providing strategy and relationships within the aftermarket industry network. In addition to Dull, the Advisory Board includes the following aftermarket leaders: Dave Barbeau, Chip Carlson, Jack Creamer, Ray Datt, Howard Kesten, Lou Merz and John Nodson.
Marx Group Advisors assists automotive, commercial vehicle and heavy duty aftermarket companies with strategic consulting services for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as with capital formation for private equity placements. The company is engaged in all channels of the industry, including manufacturing, warehouse distribution, program groups, jobbers and service and repair chains.