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A Background of ADS and the ADS International Convention

The Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) is the leading trade association of the international diesel industry. Its members are independent repair shops that specialize in diesel fuel injection, governor, drive-in, and turbocharger service, as well as original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and diesel mechanic training schools. Read on to learn more about ADS and the ADS International Convention.

A Background of ADS

In 1956, ADS’s founders set out to develop an organization promoting the diesel service industry on a larger scale. They aimed to further promote the industry and develop industry standards and conduct that would be followed worldwide. Since the beginning, ADS has delivered generous technical resources and networking opportunities to members—carried forth today through the ADS International Convention.

ADS strives to be the world’s leading professional organization for sales and service of diesel systems both new and old, while supporting advancements in the diesel industry. The organization is dedicated to aiding members in improving both the needed technical skills to meet these demands and the business practices necessary for success. The diesel industry plays an integral role in society, which ADS promotes by working with legislators, regulators, and the public.

ADS and the ADS International Convention Today

Since its first days 62 years ago, ADS continues to expand upon the high standards and service its founding members initially set. The organization’s first female president, Laura Roundtree, was elected in 2018, further highlighting the positive demographic changes within the organization and the OEM industry since ADS was founded.

Today’s ADS International Conventions give attendees extensive access to opportunities and resources, helping further develop diesel industry businesses. By attending the convention, members build valuable one-on-one connections while benefitting from the organization’s exclusive industry resources. Over the event’s four days, seminars, presentations, and panels covering industry advancements and business development are offered. ADS International Convention attendees access:

  • Opportunities to network with over 1,000 leaders in the diesel service industry
  • Educational programs and year-round communications from ADS, including Nozzle Chatter magazine
  • Money-saving resources, including the Swap & Shop, for members who want to buy, sell, or trade equipment

Central Diesel Participation

Central Diesel president Billy Oehlschlager serves on the ADS Board of Directors and the International Convention board, representing our company in support of the ADS mission: to provide programs and services that will help achieve success in members’ businesses in the diesel industry. True to the high standards set by ADS, Central Diesel aims to tackle the challenge of meeting and exceeding the high expectations and demands of our customers in the marine, construction, agriculture, and transportation industries, amongst others.

Central Diesel shares the ADS value of supporting long-term relationships with our customers. We believe the ADS International Convention is invaluable in forming and growing these relationships. The Central Diesel family is looking forward to establishing new connections at this year’s ADS International Convention.

To learn more about ADS, the ADS International Convention, or the next trade shows we’re attending, contact us today.

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