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Hdad 2020 Global Perspective

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue to be virtual in 2021

Oct. 26, 2020
Traditional kickoff ahead of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week will still feature presentations and panel discussions with industry experts

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), has announced Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) will be held as a completely virtual conference on Monday, January 25, 2021. The program is co-presented by HDMA and MacKay & Company and will immediately precede the fully virtual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2021. HDAD is traditionally held as a conference, networking, and kick-off for suppliers attending HDAW. This year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, HDAD will be held virtually and feature presentations and panel discussions with industry experts on topics including:

  • A real-world view of pandemic strategies, successes and failures, and looking towards what’s next
  • What to expect of the 2021 DC administration
  • Macro-economic trends that will impact the industry
  • MacKay & Company’s Truckable Economic Activity report
  • Technology changes forced into the distribution chain by the pandemic and what will stick
  • The fleet perspective on changes in the aftermarket and lasting lessons from the pandemic

Speakers currently scheduled will include:

  • John Blodgett – Vice President, Sales & Marketing, MacKay & Company
  • Al Dragone – Chief Executive Officer, FleetPride
  • Gerry Mead – Executive Vice President, Maintenance & Equipment, Hub Group
  • Chris Patterson – Independent Director
  • Mari Roberts – Senior Director, Transportation, Frito-Lay
  • Tyler Robertson – Chief Executive Officer, Diesel Laptops
  • Amanda Schuier – Senior Vice President, Quality Transport Co.
  • Ann Wilson – Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, MEMA

Additional speakers and panelists will be announced soon. For more information and to register, visit