Press Release: The 12th Annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week Names Conference Leadership

Date: July 28, 2016

Las Vegas, NV – CVSN, HDDA and HDMA, the organizers of the 12th annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW 2017) announced its new leadership team for the conference, to be held January 23-26, 2017, at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nev.

The 2017 HDAW co-chairs are Don Purcell, Partner Co-Owner of Stone Truck Parts, and Carl Mesker, Vice President of the Aftermarket Americas for SAF Holland. 

The HDAW co-chairs are responsible for the strategic leadership of the event and involvement with the volunteer/staff program planning teams, which consist of more than 40 individuals from aftermarket supplier and distributor companies and organizations.

“Our goal is to exceed HDAW attendee’s expectations by planning an excellent education program for 2017 with helpful take-aways distributors can immediately implement in their businesses.” said Purcell.

“We are building on the foundation of the first eleven Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week conferences, to provide continued opportunities for distributors and suppliers grow their relationships, while learning ways to improve their business practices,” said Mesker.

The HDAW leadership team focuses on delivering relevance for the annual conference’s key elements including the distributor education program, pre-scheduled supplier/distributor one-on-one meetings, the HDAW product expo and the numerous networking opportunities that are an integral part of the conference.

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2017 will offer industry participants four days of a highly-targeted distributor education program, a world-class product expo with the latest and greatest in HD parts-services and information, peer networking and social activities, and the extremely valuable one-on-one meetings during which suppliers and distributors spend time discussing their businesses and opportunities for growth in their relationships – to serve end-user customers better.

The 12th annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week will be held on January 23-26, 2017, at The Mirage in Las Vegas. HDAW is the largest North American gathering of the independent heavy-duty aftermarket industry. More than 2,300 executives and managers from the U.S., Canada and six other countries – including distributors, suppliers, service providers, educators and industry media – attended the 2016 conference in Las Vegas.

HDAW is a business-to-business, executive conference presented by a joint operating committee of industry leaders from 14 distinguished industry associations: American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS), Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS), Auto Care Association/ HDDA, Automotive Electric Association (AEA), Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN), HDA-Truck Pride, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), Heavy Duty Aftermarket Canada (HDAC), APRA's Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group (HDRG), International Truck Parts Association (ITPA), Overseas Automotive Council (OAC), Power Heavy Duty, Service Specialists Association (SSA), and VIPAR Heavy Duty.

For more information, go to, contact W.T. Glasgow, conference management, at 708.226.1300.

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