ORLAND PARK, IL — Four industry leaders will give their views on the important, inter-dependent relationship between distributors and suppliers during the general session at the first-ever Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW), Jan. 23-27, 2006, at The Mirage in Las Vegas.
“The HD Aftermarket Past, Present and Future” is the theme of the general session to be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m., Jan. 24. Dave Scheer, president of Inland Truck Parts Co., and chairman of the HDAW Joint Operating Committee, and Pete Joy, president, Haldex NA Sales Division and chairman of the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Manufacturers Council, will talk about the collaborative effort that led to the development of HDAW. Scheer and Joy also will explain how the HDAW comprehensive education program, aftermarket-focused trade show, One-On-One Business Meetings and networking opportunities will keep the distributor/supplier relationship central.
Co-keynote speakers Tom Gosnell, president, ArvinMeritor CVS, and Bill Ryan, chairman and CEO, Point Spring and Driveshaft Co., will follow with their experiences and views on the distributor/supplier relationship and discussion how solid relationships can benefit both industry segments.
The general session is included in the HDAW registration, which is available online at hdaw.org. A 25 percent discount on the registration fee is offered through Friday, Dec. 15. Members of the following organizations will also receive a special registration fee: Heavy Duty Distribution Association, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, Council of Fleet Specialists, Heavy Duty America, Heavy Duty Remanufacturers Group, Heavy Duty Representatives Association, National Wheel & Rim Association, Overseas Automotive Council, Power Heavy Duty, Service Specialists Association and TruckPride.
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