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3 Industry Views And 4 Panel Discussions On Schedule At Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue Conference

The speakers and panelists will weigh in on the state of the global aftermarket, exchange views on future industry technology, debate the blurring lines of aftermarket distribution, share their perspectives on parts and service as fleets, discuss economic issues, and review trade policy impacts on the industry.

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The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), has announces details of its upcoming Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue Conference, featuring key commercial vehicle industry senior executives. The speakers and panelists will weigh in on the state of the global aftermarket, exchange views on future industry technology, debate the blurring lines of aftermarket distribution, share their perspectives on parts and service as fleets, discuss economic issues, and review trade policy impacts on the industry.

The current day-long conference schedule features the topics and industry executives below. More speakers will be announced soon, according to HDMA. The current lineup includes:

The Real-World View: A Global Perspective
Rick Dauch – CEO, Delphi Technologies
Jim Kamsickas – President & CEO, Dana Incorporated
Session Leader: Chris Patterson – Consultant; Former DTNA CEO and Volvo Executive

Trade Policy & Impact on the Industry
Ann Wilson – Senior VP, Government Affairs, MEMA
Session Leader: Chris Spear – President, ATA

The Global Economic Overview
Bill Strauss – Senior Economist & Economic Advisor, Chicago Federal Reserve

Aftermarket Industry Economy & Outlook
John Blodgett – VP, Sales & Marketing, MacKay & Company
Dr. Bob Dieli – Economist, MacKay & Company

The Blurring Lines of Aftermarket Distribution
Chris Baer – President & CEO, VIPAR Heavy Duty
Ryan Hadley – VP of Parts, Premier Truck Group
Greg Klein – President & CEO, Inland Truck Parts
Tom Wiers – CEO & Owner, Wiers Fleet Partners
Session Leaders: John Blodgett – VP, Sales & Marketing, MacKay & Company and Tim Kraus – President & COO, HDMA

Future Aftermarket Technology

Joe Plomin – Senior VP, Aftermarket & Industrial and Trailer, Meritor, Inc.
Mike Roeth – Executive Director, NACFE
Gio Sordoni – Co-Founder & COO, XOS
Session Leader: Brian Daugherty – CTO, MEMA

Parts and Service: The Fleet Perspective
Tanya Morrow – President, Plogger Transportation, LLC
Scott Reed – Senior VP of Maintenance, Werner Enterprises
Keshav Sondhi – Director, Fleet Engineering and Sustainability, PepsiCo
Session Leader: Stu MacKay – President Emeritus, MacKay & Company

HDAD will be held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in the Texas Ballroom at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. The conference is co-presented by HDMA and MacKay & Co. and will immediately precede Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2020.

Early bird registration for HDAD will close at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. Registration will facilitate networking with industry peers and will include digital presentation materials, breakfast, breaks, a networking luncheon, and the HDAW 2020 All-Industry Reception. Those planning to attend are encouraged to arrive on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 to prepare for the conference’s start time of 7:00am on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.  For more information about HDAD 2020 and to register, visit  www.hdma.org.


 

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