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Panelists participate in a discussion about aftermarket market disruptors during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue 2018. The 2019 HDAD event is set for Jan. 28, 2019 in Las Vegas NV.

Industry leaders presenting at HD Aftermarket Dialogue 2019

Heavy duty industry leaders weigh in on the state of the global aftermarket, exchange views on the realities of current and future industry technology, and debate the changing aftermarket distribution model during the upcoming Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) 2019, set for Jan. 28, 2019, in Las Vegas NV.

The event also includes a fleet panel considering the effect of these industry changes on their businesses, providing observation and insight to the 300 to 400 people the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) expects to attend.

HDAD, which precedes Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2019, starts at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in the Terry Fator Theater at The Mirage. The event is co-presented by HDMA and MacKay & Company.

The day-long conference features audience dialogue with the speakers and panelists via HDAD’s text messaging—a true dialogue on the topics with the industry leaders below:

The Real-World View – A Global Perspective

  • Ken Davis, Board of Directors, Eaton Cummins Joint Venture
  • Dean Engelage, CEO, Great Dane
  • Roger Nielson, President and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America 
  • Moderator:  Chris Patterson, Independent Director

The Everchanging and Evolving Aftermarket

  • John Blodgett, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, MacKay & Company
  • Tim Kraus, President & COO, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association

The Global Economic Overview

  • Bill Strauss, Senior Economist & Economic Advisor, Chicago Federal Reserve

Aftermarket Industry Economy & Outlook

  • John Blodgett, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, MacKay & Company
  • Dr. Bob Dieli, President & Founder, RDLB, Inc.

Realities of Current and Future Technology on the Aftermarket

  • Mike Foster, Chief Technology Officer, Allison Transmission
  • Kent Jones, Vice President, Global Business Development and Sales, ZF Group
  • Sandeep Kar, Chief Strategy Office, Fleet Complete 
  • Jon Morrison, President Americas, WABCO 
  • Moderator: Brian Daugherty, Chief Technology Officer, MEMA

Changing Distribution Model – The Growing and Emerging Players

  • Stefan Kurschner, Senior Vice President of Aftermarket, Daimler Truck North America
  • Carl Mesker, Vice President of Sales Americas, SAF Holland 
  • Robert Sammons, Chief Merchandising Officer, FleetPride
  • Walt Sherbourne, Vice President, Marketing, Dayton Parts LLC
  • Moderator: Lucas Deal, Editor, Truck Parts & Service Magazine

A Frank Fleet Discussion – Outsourcing Service Shops and Parts Inventories

  • Mike Palmer, Vice President of Fleet Services, Estes Express Lines
  • Gloria Pliler, Director of Purchasing, Daseke
  • Brett Wacker, Vice President of Maintenance, Dart Transit Company
  • Moderator: Stu MacKay, MacKay & Company
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