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Press Release: Heavy Duty Dialogue Full Conference and Individual Session Recordings Now Available for Purchase

Date: September 22, 2020

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), has made recordings of Heavy Duty Dialogue (HDD), the completely virtual conference held on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, available for purchase on its website at

The full conference recording is available, as well as recordings of the following individual sessions:

  • A Global Economic Outlook – Dr. Jeffrey Rosensweig, director, John Robson Program in Business, Public Policy, and Government, Goizueta Business School of Emory University (with Q&A moderated by Tim Kraus, president and COO, HDMA)

  • New Energy & The Future of Power – Robert Bryce, energy analyst, author, and producer of Juice: How Electricity Explains the World (with Q&A moderated by Ken Davis, founder, Greentree Advisors, LLC)

  • Government Affairs as the Election Approaches – Ann Wilson, senior vice president, government affairs, MEMA (with Q&A moderated by Kraus)

  • The Electric Vehicle Market – Jason Roycht, technology development and strategy, Nikola Motor Company (with Q&A moderated by Brian Daugherty, chief technology officer, MEMA)

  • The Electric Vehicle & Advanced Technology Roadmap –

    • Richard Beyer, vice president, engineering and R&D, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

    • Robert Brown, head of government & public affairs, TuSimple

    • Kevin Grove, research associate, Center for Truck and Bus Safety, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

    • Daugherty (moderator)

HDD is an exceptional business conference developed specifically for executives in the global and domestic commercial vehicle industry. At this year’s completely virtual conference, HDD attendees heard experts discuss strategies, learned about trends and new developments in the market, and gained enhanced industry knowledge to sustain business in worldwide changing economic conditions.

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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