TTMA announces convention highlights

The Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA) has announced these program highlights for its 62nd annual convention scheduled for April 14-17, 2004, at Marriott's Camelback Inn in Scottsdale AZ:

Thursday, April 15

  • TTMA policy committee meeting — Past TTMA chairmen of the board and current board chairman and vice-chairman.

  • Tank Conference business meeting — Tank Conference Chairman Dave Shannon (Beall Corp) will preside.

  • First general session — Jim Rogers will give his perspective on the global economy. He is a participant on Cavuto on Business every Saturday on Fox News.

  • Associates' presentations — Dan Wallace, (Phillips Industries) chairman for Associates, will moderate this session. Members will make brief presentations on items of interest to trailer management and engineering personnel.

  • Engineering Committee meeting — This session, moderated by Engineering Committee Chairman Rob Maharrey (Lufkin Trailers), is open to all convention registrants. Glen Darbyshire will provide guidance on the TREAD Act. Afterward is an executive engineering session for trailer manufacturers only.

Friday, April 16

  • TTMA board meeting/business session: All member trailer and tank manufacturing executives are invited to attend. The board will receive reports from TTMA committees.

  • Second general session — Bruce Tulgan will discuss “Managing Generation X — How to Bring Out the Best in Young Talent.” He is founder of Rainmaker Thinking Inc, a research and consulting firm launched to explore the working lives of those born after 1963.

  • Trailer forecast — Ken Vieth, principal, ACT Research Co, will present a comprehensive review and economic outlook for the trailer industry.

For more information, phone 703-549-3010.

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