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HDAW Announces Shark Tank’s Daymond John As 2020 Event Headliner

John’s keynote presentation will inspire attendees to command the road ahead as they navigate the industry’s changing landscape.


Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2020 recently announced that Daymond John of Shark Tank will deliver a motivating keynote presentation to inspire attendees to command the road ahead as they navigate the industry’s changing landscape. John’s insights and inspiration will headline HDAW’s forward-thinking and solution-driven educational offerings during its first year at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Jan. 27-30, 2020, in Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.

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In addition to his role on Shark Tank, John is widely recognized for his accomplishments as an entrepreneur and branding expert following the success of his groundbreaking lifestyle brand, FUBU. He was named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship under the Obama Administration and is a two-time New York Times Best Selling Author, most recently for his book Rise and Grind. John remains committed to helping aspiring entrepreneurs, which landed him the affectionate nickname of “The People’s Shark.” In recognition of his impact in the entrepreneurial space, John has been bestowed the NAACP Entrepreneurs of the Year Award, the Congressional Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship and more. With his strong expertise in marketing strategies and brand-building, John will provide HDAW attendees with key insights required to succeed in the industry’s ever-evolving landscape.

“HDAW is uniquely positioned to provide the heavy duty aftermarket industry with the solutions, tools and knowledge needed to stay ahead of the curve and succeed in this growing and evolving industry,” said Tim Bauer, vice president of Eaton Aftermarket North America and HDAW ‘20 supplier chair. “This year, HDAW is particularly honored to host Daymond John as our headlining keynote speaker. We cannot think of anyone more suited to speak to the importance of adapting your skills and planning for future success through growth-focused tactical marketing and creative branding strategies.”


Education sessions planned for the 2020 event focus on customers, products, technology and the underlying trends of all three affecting distributor business in the next one to three years. A complete lineup of sessions will be announced in the coming months. Click here for a review of last year’s topics.

“HDAW provides the best opportunity for distributors to advance their skills and stay ahead of the curve with forward-looking education sessions from today’s most prominent business leaders and experts,” commented Sean Ryan, president and treasurer of Point Spring & Driveshaft Co. and HDAW ‘20 distributor chair. “Independent heavy duty distributors are truly entrepreneurs in their own right. Daymond John’s entrepreneurial brand-building expertise will present HDAW attendees with immediately actionable insights to pave their way to success.”

Registration for HDAW ‘20 is now open. Visit for more information. 




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