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HDMA Names New Executive Director

MEMA has hired heavy-duty industry veteran Timothy Kraus to serve as a vice president of MEMA and executive director of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), MEMA's heavy duty market segment association. Kraus will replace Jim Conner, who is retiring later this year after 23 years with MEMA and HDMA.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — MEMA has hired heavy-duty industry veteran Timothy Kraus to serve as a vice president of MEMA and executive director of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), MEMA’s heavy duty market segment association.

Kraus will replace Jim Conner, who is retiring later this year after 23 years with MEMA and HDMA.

Kraus spent the last six years at Hebron, Ill.-based Triseal Corp, serving as director of sales and marketing. In this role, he developed and initiated a turn-around strategy for the heavy duty OEM and aftermarket wheel-end products manufacturer. He also managed a network of 35 manufacturer’s representatives and more than 500 distributors and dealer organizations.

Kraus is no stranger to HDMA. He served as the 2001-2002 chairman of the board of directors for the association, and served as the 2000 chairman of the board of governors for the Heavy Duty Business Forum.

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