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Press Release: HDMA Introduces 2017 Chairman, Board Officers and Directors During Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue

Date: February 1, 2017

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle supplier division of MEMA, announced the 2017 HDMA chairman, board officers and directors during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) on January 23, 2017 at the Mirage in Las Vegas, NV.   

The HDMA board of directors is responsible for the strategic direction, performance and member satisfaction of the members of Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association. HDMA’s strategic mission is to advance the commercial vehicle supplier industry and the business interests of its members. 

Tim Kraus, HDMA president and COO, formally acknowledged the significant contributions of 2015-16 outgoing HDMA chairman, Tim Myers, Executive Vice President and Group President, Arconic Transportation and Construction Solutions during his opening HDAD remarks.

During his two-year tenure as chairman, Myers focused his efforts as chairman of HDMA on its core globalization efforts, advanced vehicle technology and government advocacy strategies, producing significant results during his term.

Myers thanked the audience of 350+ industry executives and the 187 HDMA member companies in attendance for their support and introduced the incoming 2017 HDMA chairman, Tim Musgrave, president and CEO of Pressure Systems International (PSI).

Mr. Musgrave also thanked the association members and board for their support and confidence and vowed to take advocacy and supplier leadership to a higher level in the global commercial vehicle industry. He also encouraged HDMA member executives and their staff to become even more actively involved with HDMA and MEMA industry activities. 

Musgrave has served on the HDMA board of directors since 2004, and has been a member of the executive committee since 2013. He plays an active role in the HDMA board’s strategic planning group and has also been an active participant in HDMA and MEMA’s government affairs activities.  

Musgrave graduated from Northwestern University, and started his career with KONO Radio/TV and KITY FM in San Antonio. After a brief stint as an airline pilot, he worked for The Quincy Lee companies and then started his own company, Musgrave Properties, in 1970 as a builder-developer. He helped create a ski resort infrastructure in Colorado before diving into the restaurant business, owning 11 restaurants through Texas. He joined PSI in 1997, and has contributed significant leadership and direction since. 

Rob Phillips, president & COO of Phillips Industries, and Dominic Grote, president & CEO of Grote Industries were also elected to three year terms to the 2017 HDMA board of directors.

HDMA Officers:
·         Chairman – Tim Musgrave, president and CEO, Pressure Systems International
·         Vice Chair – Gary Gerstenslager, president and CEO, Hendrickson International
·         2nd Vice Chair – Kevin Hawkesworth, president & CEO, Shaw Development
·         Immediate Past Chairman - Tim Myers, executive vice president and group president,     Arconic Transportation and Construction Solutions
·         Timothy Kraus, president & COO, HDMA
·         Steve Handschuh, president and CEO, MEMA

HDMA Board of Directors:
·         Richard Dauch, president & CEO, Accuride Corporation
·         Dennis Michels, president and CEO, Link Manufacturing
·         Ronald I. Parker, chairman, president and CEO, Indianhead Industries
·         Jack Shaffer, president & CEO, Bergstrom, Inc.
·         Jay Craig, CEO & president, Meritor, Inc.
·         Rob Phillips, president & COO, Philips Industries 
·         Dominic Grote, president & CEO, Grote Industries

Based in North Carolina, HDMA is the Commercial Vehicle Division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), an 1,100 member company industry association with a forward looking strategy and a 111 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 187 member companies, which represent direct employment of nearly 200,000 in their US facilities.
HDMA is the Heavy Duty Division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), For more information, visit or

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 871,000 Americans and generating a total employment impact of 4.26 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