Press Release: Expert Analysts to Present Global Emissions Standards at Global Off-Highway Industry Dialogue

Date: July 7, 2016

Research Triangle Park, NC –  The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, the Commercial Vehicle Division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), has announced Jed Mandel, President, Truck & Engine Manufacturers Association and Dr. Tim Johnson, director of emerging technologies and regulations at Corning Incorporated, will speak at the 5th annual Global Off-Highway Industry Dialogue conference. This year’s conference will be held on October 5, 2016 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The Global Off-Highway Industry Dialogue conference is presented by HDMA, SAE International, Diesel Progress, and Power Systems Research.

The segment, “Global Standards: What is in Your Future”, will discuss emissions related issues, including the globalization of regulations, and how this continues to effect the off-highway sector. The one-hour panel will be focused on land-based, off-highway engines in the 19kw – 560 kw (30hp-700hp) range, and include a live Q&A with the audience, moderated by Mr. Huibregtse, President, Power Systems Research.

In today’s world, off-highway OEMs are striving to develop equipment with reduced emissions. Unified global emissions standards are important, however, each region’s current emissions standards are shaped by unique political factors, business interests, conflicting scientific data and other local influences that are hard to reconcile globally. In addition, diesel engines power most of the world’s off-road construction equipment, and the variety of engine types makes manufacturing diesel engines for the non-road sector complex and highly specialized. 

“We are pleased to announce this panel for our Off-Highway Dialogue this fall,” states Tim Kraus, President and COO HDMA. “This is not just a re-hash of the emissions regulations that are in place.  Nearly everyone in our industry is already familiar with those, although they are in varying stages in each country.  Dr. Johnson, as an exhaust and after-treatment expert, will seek to tie in the technology developments as related to the ever-tightening regulations – which is something a good many of our suppliers can relate to and learn from.”

“Mr. Mandel, as president of the EMA, is also in a unique position to shed some light on the potential of global emissions standards in the off-highway industry,” adds Kraus. “We are looking forward to hearing insights from the ongoing discussions he has been involved in surrounding Stage 5 / Tier 4 final regulations.” 

Dr. Timothy V. Johnson has spent 30 years at Corning Incorporated, the past 19 years as director of emerging technologies and regulations.  He is a leading expert in emission control and technologies, and frequently speaks about global trends and regulations affecting the marketplace.

Jed R. Mandel is President of the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA), a Chicago-based organization representing the manufacturers of commercial vehicles and of engines used in trucks and buses alike. Mr. Mandel has been with EMA for 35 years and has focused on emission control and regulation.   

Registration for this event is now open and available on HDMA’s website,



Based in Research Triangle Park, NC, HDMA is the Commercial Vehicle Division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), a major industry association with a mission of advancing the motor vehicle supplier industry and the business interests of our members. HDMA and MEMA have a vision of strengthening the motor vehicle suppliers as a growing, profitable and influential 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 190 member companies, which represent direct employment of over 200,000 in their US facilities and 1 million+ total US jobs.

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The Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) is a trade association representing the world’s major manufacturers of internal combustion engines used in off-highway equipment, heavy-duty on-highway vehicles, ground care and utility equipment, and stationary sources as well as the manufacturers of medium and heavy-duty trucks. EMA represents its members on emissions and safety issues with government regulators and works to promote better air quality and safer vehicles through the development and deployment of advanced technologies.


Corning ( is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. They include damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications networks; trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing; and emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles


Power Systems Research (PSR) is a specialized market research company that focuses on production and forecasting for engines, engine-driven equipment and related components. PSR enables clients to reduce risk in market and product planning, distribution, and targeting customers with detailed information developed through market studies and its extensive portfolio of specialized production-forecast data resources. Today, PSR is the leading supplier of market information and forecasts for engines and engine-driven equipment in both the OE and aftermarket sectors.  

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