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Press Release: HDMA Announces Pulse Webinar with Power Systems Research

Date: June 8, 2020

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) have announced a webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on off-highway equipment in North America. Presented as part of HDMA’s Pulse Webinar series, the webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 1:00-2:00 pm EDT and is free to HDMA members.

For this webinar, HDMA is teaming up with Power Systems Research, the leading source of global production, forecast, and population data for equipment and vehicles powered by IC engines and electric and hybrid powertrains. The webinar will cover the pandemic’s effects on North American demand and production in the agricultural and construction segments, as well as on demand and supply chain in Europe and Asia. Topics will include:

  • Current and forecast impact of COVID-19 on production of off-highway equipment in North America
  • Ramifications of the pandemic on key drivers for production and demand in the agricultural and construction segments
  • Effects on demand and supply chain in Europe and Asia, relating to their effect on production in North America

Speakers on the webinar will include:

  • Jim Downey – Vice President, Global Data Products, Power Systems Research
  • Yosyf Sheremeta, PhD – Director of Production Management & Customer Experience, Power Systems Research
  • Richard Anderson – Director, Market Research & Analysis, HDMA

HDMA Pulse Webinars are planned in conjunction with preferred and respected HD/Engine/Off-Highway/Global & Domestic research firms. The research house data is presented with supplier-specific data needs and up-to-date results of HDMA Pulse Survey data. The goal is to arm suppliers with the trend data they need to make decisions in a rapidly changing business environment. 

“Suppliers need data and information that is up to date and specific to their manufacturing needs. HDMA has planned a comprehensive webinar series that touches on as many areas as possible that affect HDMA member and non-member suppliers in the run up to the restart of our industry. The HDMA team has asked us what we need once we get that green light to go, and they plan to deliver it in a format that helps the entire HD and Off-Highway community get back in business,” said Gary Gerstenslager, President and CEO of Hendrickson International and Chairman of HDMA. 

Information and registration for the HDMA Pulse webinar with Power Systems Research can be found at

Full HDMA webinar information, schedules, and registration can be found at

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