Gerry Mead, executive director of innovation for Phillips Industries will present “Impact of Better Products and Changing Industries” during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, which takes place Jan. 28-31 at the Mirage in Las Vegas. The workshop session will highlight technology advances in component development and intelligent trucks coupled with increased customer vehicle uptime expectations.
Mead will highlight how the Internet of Things and high-tech transportation will transform the future of the heavy-duty aftermarket with an accompanying technology adoption roadmap to ensure businesses are keeping up with the tools, training and materials they will need for the future.
Mead joined Phillips Industries in 2017, bringing more than two decades of multi-faceted experiences in the trucking industry with him. He previously served as senior vice president of equipment and maintenance of US Xpress, and has worked for some of the major brands in the industry – Yellow Freight, JB Hunt, Walmart Transportation and PAM Transport. Mead has received several industry accolades including International Service Diamond Club Award – 2002, Fleet Maintenance Magazine maintenance scholarship – 2012, HDT Magazine Fleet Heavy Duty Trucking Innovator of Year – 2016, Tennessee Trucking Association Maintenance Professional of the Year – 2017. He also was recognized by Commercial Carrier Journal, as a CCJ Innovator in 2017.
Mead is an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, where he was awarded two Naval Achievement Medals for Maintenance Excellence.
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