The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, the heavy-duty division of the Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), and MacKay & Company have announced the speakers who will participate in a panel discussion during the 4th Annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) conference, to be held January 25 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, immediately preceding Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2016.
• Tom Clevinger, Senior Vice President & General Manager - Global Truck & Bus, Navistar, Inc.
• Mike Delaney, President & CEO, WheelTime
• Lee Long, Director of Fleet Services, Southeast Freight Lines
• Don Sturdivant, CEO, FleetPride
• Kyle Treadway, President & Dealer Principal, Kenworth Sales Company
During their segment, The Aftermarket's Future, panelists will be asked to prognosticate the future of the heavy-duty aftermarket from both the customer and the supplier perspective. Panelists will be asked to address in-depth questions posed by session leader Stu MacKay, President of MacKay & Company.
Panelists will address whether the globalization of the vehicle and components businesses will shift competitive positions, and what lessons can be learned from global markets and applied to the North American market over the next five years. The will also discuss the current structure of the heavy-duty aftermarket and how it can change to accommodate future growth.
Panelists will be asked to address the possible change in balance of the independent heavy duty distribution business over the next five years, and what the implications will be for other distribution entities, including dealers and services specialist.
Lastly, panelists will discuss growth, change, and consolidation over the next five years. They outline their company's plans to better serve the needs of their current customer base, attract new customers, and what may change with their ability to effectively compete with independent parts and service competition.
For more information on HDAD ‘16, please visit www.hdma.org.