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Press Release: 2021 HDBF and HDMSF Board Members Announced

Date: May 18, 2021

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), is pleased to announce the 2021 chairs, vice chairs, and directors for the Heavy Duty Business Forum and Heavy Duty Marketing and Sales Forum.

Heavy Duty Business Forum:

  • Chair: Walter Frankiewicz, Haldex Brake Products Corporation

  • Vice Chair: John Coll, Allison Transmission

  • Directors:

    • Jason Gerding, Marmon Highway Technologies LLC

    • Kent Jones, SAF-Holland

    • Matt Joy, Hendrickson

    • Brian Kupchella, Clarience Technologies

    • Rob Phillips, Phillips Industries

    • Jeff Porter, Velvac Inc.

Heavy Duty Marketing & Sales Forum:

  • Chair: Walter Sherbourne, Dayton Parts, LLC

  • Vice Chair: Dave McCleave, Hendrickson

  • Directors:

    • Doug Dole, Mertitor, Inc.

    • Drew Hofley, Accuride Corporation

    • Ken Kelley, Consolidated Metco

    • Rob Myers, Phillips Industries

    • Gilbert Ramirez, DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc.

  • Past Chair: Timothy Bauer, Eaton

“We welcome the 2021 HDBF and HDMSF boards and salute their dedication to communication, courage, and collaboration through the networking opportunity provided by HDMA forums and councils,” said Dave Giroux, president and COO of HDMA.  “The last year threw many challenges as well as rapidly evolving changes at the commercial vehicle industry, and forums like HDBF and HDMSF help our industry leaders stay connected on all the major issues and topics at the forefront of conversations.”

HDMA forums and councils give members the ability to have roundtable discussions with peers in their industry segment — an essential tool for staying at the forefront of business goals, from staying ahead of the latest technology, learning the latest marketing and sales techniques, or knowing how to face the latest industry issues and challenges. Ranked the highest value among HDMA members, forums and councils meet twice a year for discussions and networking and to hear directly from key customers.

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Based in North Carolina, HDMA is the Commercial Vehicle Division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), a major industry association with a forward looking strategy and a 115-year legacy of advocacy for the motor vehicle supplier industry.
A member driven organization, HDMA provides industry leadership for NAFTA based original equipment and aftermarket suppliers in the on and off-highway commercial vehicle equipment industry. This is accomplished through a range of services to its more than 200 member companies, which represent direct employment of nearly 200,000 in their US facilities.
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The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and its four specialized divisions comprise the leading international trade association in the fast-changing mobility industry. Representing vehicle suppliers that manufacture and remanufacture components, technologies, and systems for use in passenger cars and heavy trucks, MEMA serves as a critical bridge between high-tech capabilities in new vehicles –such as autonomous vehicles and vehicle connectivity—and the “nuts and bolts” of vehicle manufacturing. MEMA works at state, Federal, and international levels to ensure that the marketplace and public policy support the development of advanced, transformative technologies that enable safer, smarter, and more efficient vehicles. By directly employing more than 734,000 Americans and generating a total employment impact of 3.6 million jobs, MEMA’s member companies are the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. MEMA’s members are represented through four divisions: Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). For more information on how MEMA is leading transformation in the mobility industry, visit