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Press Release: HDAW Announces New Leadership and 2020 Event Theme

Date: August 20, 2019

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '20 (HDAW 2020) conference organizers have announced "Command the Road Ahead" as the theme for the annual event to be held Jan. 27 - 30, 2020 at its new Gaylord Texan Resort location in Grapevine, TX, a suburb of Dallas. With newly elected co-chairs to represent the needs of suppliers and distributors alike, HDAW’s industry-leading education offerings serve as a focal point to guide the independent heavy duty aftermarket industry through its ever-evolving landscape.
“The HDAW 2020 event theme serves as a powerful mantra and a rally-cry behind the selection of education topics and speakers as we continue to look for ways to support and grow the industry,” said Tim Bauer, vice president of Eaton Aftermarket North America and HDAW’s newly elected 2020 supplier chair. “It’s imperative that suppliers quickly adapt to changing technology and develop new offerings for fleets. With ‘Command the Road Ahead,’ we are proactively accelerating education of industry trends and innovations. The powerful education sessions at HDAW ensure that suppliers will ‘stay in the driver’s seat’ as they plan for future success.”
Also responsible for developing HDAW’s 2020 theme and education program is Sean Ryan, president and treasurer at Point Spring & Driveshaft Co. and HDAW’s newly elected 2020 distributor chair. “‘Command the Road Ahead’ doesn’t shy away from the fact that the heavy duty aftermarket industry is evolving,” commented Ryan. “HDAW is taking an authoritative position to ensure our distributors stay ahead of the curve with forward-looking education sessions from the industry’s top thought leaders. We are here to provide the industry with the solutions, tools, and knowledge they need to succeed through the evolution of our industry.”
Education sessions planned for the 2020 event focus on Technology, Customers, and Products specifically addressing key trends that will affect the distributor business in the next 1-3 years. A complete line-up of sessions will be announced in October. Click here for a review of last year’s topics.
With 80% more space than previous years, the Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center will host more than 2,500 heavy duty aftermarket professionals for four days of education workshops and product training, including SOLD! (Service Opportunities & Learning Day), a two-day program designed for distributors with service and repair technicians. The event will additionally feature a product expo with the latest and greatest heavy duty parts and services on display from the key industry suppliers. Various networking opportunities, social activities, and supplier and distributor One-on-One meetings will give the industry quality opportunities to collaborate, connect, and get business done.
Registration for HDAW 2020 opens on September 3, 2019. Visit for more information.

HDAW is a business-to-business, executive conference presented by a joint operating committee of industry leaders from 12 distinguished industry associations: American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS), Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS), Auto Care Association/HDDA, Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN), HDA-Truck Pride, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), 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 or contact W.T. Glasgow, conference management, at 708.226.1300.