The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), recently announced its 2020 board officers and directors. The HDMA board of governors is responsible for the strategic direction, performance and satisfaction of HDMA members.
In 2020, HDMA will welcome incoming chairman, Gary Gerstenslager, president & CEO of Hendrickson International. Gerstenslager will succeed current chairman, Tim Musgrave, president & CEO of Pressure Systems International (PSI).
During his three-year tenure, HDMA Chairman Musgrave took advocacy and supplier leadership to a higher level in the global commercial vehicle industry. He also focused his efforts on HDMA’s core globalization and advanced vehicle technology focus, and he progressed HDMA’s highly successful future leadership development initiatives, producing significant results during his term.
As incoming chairman, Gerstenslager will continue with strategies and initiatives to fulfill HDMA’s mission of advancing the commercial vehicle supplier industry and business interests of its members. He will continue focus on further development of HDMA’s mission and strategy and will continue to serve on the MEMA board of directors.
Gerstenslager has served on the HDMA board of governors since 2011 and has been on the executive committee since 2014. He plays an active role on the HDMA board’s strategic planning group and has been an active participant in HDMA and MEMA’s government affairs activities.
HDMA will also welcome incoming vice chairman, Dominic Grote, president & CEO of Grote Industries, in 2020. Grote has led Grote Industries’ global operations since 2009. He joined the fourth-generation, family-owned business in 1993 and previously served as vice president of sales & marketing. Grote has served on the HDMA board since 2016 and will also join the MEMA board of directors in 2020.
Industry and HDMA veteran Tim Kraus, president & COO of HDMA, rounds out the 2020 HDMA Board of Governors’ officers.
Additionally, the following directors have been appointed:
- Jay Craig, CEO & president of Meritor
- Richard Dauch, CEO of Delphi Technologies
- Walt Frankiewicz, president – Americas and executive vice president of Haldex Brake Products Corporation
- Mike Hawthorne, president & CEO of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
- Bill Long, president & CEO of MEMA
- Merrick Murphy, president – wheel and transportation products of Arconic
- Ron Parker, chairman, president and CEO of Indian Head Industries/MGM Brakes
- Rob Phillips, president & CEO of Phillips Industries