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Press Release: HDMA Welcomes New Team Member Supporting Councils, Forums, and Member Engagement

Date: December 7, 2020

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), is pleased to welcome Danielle Kaspar as manager, councils and member engagement.

“Danielle’s new role with HDMA is responsible for the oversight of all HDMA councils and forums, supporting council and forum activities including budgeting, recruitment, marketing communications, and member management,” said Tim Kraus, president and COO, HDMA. “HDMA staff, board, and members are delighted to have Danielle on board as a critical element of the HDMA staff. Her role in product management of our HDMA councils and forums will be instrumental in our delivery of full member value, with this very important piece of HDMA’s offering to our members.”

Danielle brings a wealth of experience in member and event services to her new role with HDMA. She joins HDMA from the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and JB Duke Hotel where she most recently served as director of community relations & executive club, where she was responsible for the development, promotion, management, and member services for the Inn’s Executive Club. She also had previous positions with the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau (Discover Durham), and The Herald-Sun

Danielle is an active and engaged member of the Durham, NC community. She is a member of Corvettes International, Inc. and the Rotary Club of Durham. She also serves on the board of directors for Durham CrimeStoppers, Durham Technical Community College Foundation, and the Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center.

Danielle holds a B.S. in business management from North Carolina State University.

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