Posts Tagged ‘BedXTender HD’

Employee Profile: Anthony Smith

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Anthony Smith from AMP ResearchMeet Anthony Smith, AMP Research’s Engineering Director. He has a passion for engineering, loves to surf, and is a key part in our company’s innovative products. He’s worked here for 16 years and has had his hands in everything the company has produced since: AMP Research PowerSteps, BedXTender, and AMP Research fuel doors. The first product he worked on, however, was one of our early BedXTender designs and fuel doors. However, he notes that once the company started developing our iconic PowerStep, most of his time has gone to that.

Anthony went to school for mechanical engineering at California State University, Long Beach, but had other interests in art an mathematics as well.

“I think diversifying your studies is healthy for the creative side of engineers,” he said. “I think advanced mathematics helps develop a person’s creative problem solving skills, and studying fine arts helps develop an awareness of form, visual balance, and overall aesthetics.”

Leading the Engineering Team is no small task, and Anthony pushes for innovation and quality with every product AMP Research produces. One of Anthony’s big strengths is in kinematics, which is the kind of mechanics that focuses on motion. Considering every product AMP Research offers has some form of motion, he gets to exercise this discipline often. He admits, however, that product design, another area of his focus, is probably the most fun. But there are a lot of moving parts in creating and producing product, and it all needs to be carried out to produce a quality product.

So what’s the best part about working for AMP Research?

AMP Research PowerStep

“I like the challenging opportunities that AMP Research and Lund International bring. With a family of product so large and enough resources to tackle the challenges, it’s nice to be a part of such an atmosphere that breeds innovation.”

Another thing Anthony mentions is the diverse group at AMP Research and Lund International has as a whole.

“There are a variety of passions—sports, hobbies, family, whatever the love might be—it is encouraged, and there is a lot of positive energy that spills into the work we do,” he said. Anthony said the feedback from the customers pushes the company and its employees to make the product great.

“We love our products, but we also love the community we feel with our customers.”

Outside of work, one of Anthony’s passions is surfing. The amazing photo below shows him riding a wave in Tavarua, Fiji in April, 2015. He says he draws passion from his love of surfing.

We’re proud to have Anthony on the AMP Research team and in the Lund International family of brands. His work and passion speak for themselves both on the job an on a surfboard!

Anthony Smith surfing

AMP Research teams up for Motorz Mega Craftsman Xmas

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Motorz™ has teamed up with Craftsman® at Sears®, AMP Research, Katzkin®, Covercraft®, E3® Spark Plugs, Mothers® Polish, and The Buzz Maker!™ to create the Motorz ultimate Craftsman Christmas prize package valued at more than $10,000 – the biggest prize package in Motorz’ history!

The contest will run now through December 24, 2013, at noon PST (3:00 p.m. EST). Motorz will announce the winner on Christmas morning, and the winner will receive:

• An incredible prize package from Craftsman that features nearly 30 products including tool sets, tool storage, power equipment, storage and accessories
• A six-piece package from AMP Research
• An eight-piece car protection package from Covercraft
• A new leather interior from Katzkin
• A 40+ piece vehicle beautification package from Mothers Polish
• E3 Spark Plugs and accessories
• A gift certificate from
• Promotional support from The Buzz Maker! Public Relations

Free shipping is included.

To view all Prize Package Details, including the products and services included in this mega prize package, visit: MOTORZ TV

Nominations Close June 1 For Great American Giveaway

Friday, May 17th, 2013


In 300 words or less, tell us your Great American story – Tell us about someone in your life who drives a pickup and goes the extra mile serving family, friends, community or country. What makes this person a great American to you, and how will AMP Research products help this person continue his or her work in helping others.

One lucky winner will receive a set of AMP Research PowerStep running boards and their choice of a BedStep®, BedStep2™ or BedXTender™ HD for a total prize package valued at over $1400. Click here for details about AMP Research truck accessories.


Follow this link to submit your Great American story. In 300 words or less, tell us how AMP Research products would help the great American in your life continue the good work they do.



The First Great American Giveaway Winner Announced

Monday, April 1st, 2013


Tustin, Calif. – April 1, 2013 – Earlier this year, we teamed up with Motorz to introduce a very special contest called The AMP Research Great American Giveaway. Through this unique contest launched on February 1, entrants were asked to provide information about an exemplary American who owns a pickup truck and goes the extra mile to serve family, friends, community and/or country for a chance to win an AMP Research PowerStep™ system, and a choice of one of three other eligible products from AMP Research. The winner of the first contest is Bobbi Jo Wnuk of Bonduel, Wisconsin who will receive the AMP Research PowerStep system and the BedXtender HD™.

Ms. Wnuk, entered by Jason Heinz, drives a 2009 Ford F-150 and does a great deal to help the Special Education Department at the Wisconsin Bonduel School District. She also helps with homecare for the elderly and the disabled in the community, heads up a benefit for a neighbor fighting cancer, and serves as a volunteer with Bridge The Gap for Autism and the Autism Society of Northeast Wisconsin (both non-profits). Along the way, she puts her F-150 through some rough Wisconsin driving conditions.

“We received so many excellent entries that it was very tough for us to choose just one winner,” stated Mark Wronski, marketing director, AMP Research. “Bobbi’s entry stood out because of the extensive volunteer work she does, the way she uses her truck, and the benefits the AMP Research products can provide in making her life and her volunteer work a little bit easier. Bobbi is truly a great American, and we are thrilled to be able to award her this prize package.”

“This contest was developed to improve the lives of truck owners that help others,” stated Chris Duke, host and executive producer, Motorz. “We want to thank the people who make a difference, to recognize them and support the good work they are doing.”

To submit an entry for a great American in your life, visit for details and official rules. The next contest will run April 15 – June 1, 2013.


Monday, February 4th, 2013

Two amazing commercials, celebrating Great Americans, were aired during last nights big game. Take a second look, and let’s be reminded of the Great Americans in our lives.

AMP Research and MOTORZ: Great American Giveaway

Friday, February 1st, 2013


San Diego, Calif. – February 1, 2013 – Motorz has teamed up with AMP Research to launch a very special contest called The AMP RESEARCH GREAT AMERICAN GIVEAWAY. Through this unique contest, entrants will be asked to provide information about an exemplary American who owns a pickup truck and goes the extra mile to serve family, friends, community and/or country. The first of several AMP Research Great American Giveaway contests will be launched on February 1, and will conclude on March 15. The winner will receive an AMP Research PowerStep™ system, and a choice of one of three other eligible products from AMP Research including the BedStep®, the BedStep2™, or the BedXtender HD™.

“It’s no secret that pickup truck owners in this country are known for helping others,” stated Mark Wronski, marketing director, AMP Research. “Our products are solution oriented. We want to give everyday heroes the opportunity to win and use our products to help them more effectively continue to serve others.”

“We are genuinely excited to partner with AMP Research in the development of this contest to improve the lives of truck owners that help others,” stated Chris Duke, host and executive producer, Motorz. “It’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ to people who make a difference, not because they want the recognition, but because it’s just the way they live. There are amazing pickup owners all over the country who are always doing great things for others, especially when times are tough and weather disasters strike. Through this contest, we want to have the opportunity to recognize them and the good work they are doing.”

To submit an entry for a great American in your life, visit AMP RESEARCH GREAT AMERICAN GIVEAWAY for details and official rules. Entries will be collected February 1 through March 15, and the winner will be announced April 1. Prizes will be shipped to the winner at no charge. For details about all the great products from AMP Research, visit AMP RESEARCH

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AMP introduces new products at SEMA

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Follow this link to learn more about what AMP has cooked up for 2012!
AMP Research 2012 Products