Press Release: Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association Members Elect 2019 Council and Forum Officers

Date: February 21, 2019

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), is pleased to announce the 2019 chairs and vice chairs for their councils and forums. 
 
Heavy Duty Business Forum

  • Chair: Kent Jones, ZF Group

  • Vice Chair: Eddie Wilkinson, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, LLC

Heavy Duty Business Forum – Asia

  • Chair: Brown Hua, Curtiss Wright

  • Vice Chair: Ming Bi, Donaldson Company, Inc.

Heavy Duty Business Forum – Europe

  • Chair: Scott Hazlett, Accuride Corporation

  • Vice Chair: Sergio Sqarbi, Gnutti Carlo

Heavy Duty Business Forum – India

  • Chair: Thimmaiah Napanda, Meritor, Inc.

  • Vice Chair: Saket Sapra, Dana India Private Limited

Heavy Duty Marketing and Sales Forum

  • Chair: Kent Bode, Grote Industries, Inc.

  • Vice Chair: Tim Bauer, Eaton

Off-Highway Business Forum

  • Chair: Doug Bowen, Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc.

  • Vice Chair: Manish Virmani, Horton Holding Inc.

Heavy Duty Manufacturers Representatives Council

  • Chair: Robert Atkinson, Atkinson Sales Company, Inc.

  • Vice Chair: Joe Figueroa, Latin America Sales Co., Inc. (LASCO)

Commercial Vehicle Research Council

  • Chair: Paul Pare, Jacobs Vehicle Systems

  • Vice Chair: Stacy Sloan, Accuride Corporation

Heavy Duty Brake Manufacturers Council

  • Chair: Greg Dvorchak, Hendrickson

  • Vice Chair: Jim Szudy, Bendix Commercial Vehicle System

“We are thrilled to congratulate the newly elected council chairs, who are leaders in our industry,” said HDMA President and COO, Tim Kraus.  “2019 looks to be a promising year thanks to the dedication, commitment, and contributions of HDMA’s new council and forum executives.”
 
HDMA councils and forums are self-governed groups geared towards senior executives to guarantee beneficial exchanges of ideas and benchmarking.  HDMA provides overall management of the meeting locations, venues, and governance and provides retained anti-trust counsel for each. HDMA councils and forums are key HDMA initiatives that provide the highest ranked member value and are the primary source of continued industry engagement for our member company executives. HDMA council and forum officers and boards are selected by nominating committees from each and are elected annually during council and forum member elections.
 
Companies interested in being involved with HDMA councils should contact an existing council member or the HDMA executive from the list below.  More information can be found on our website at www.hdma.org/councils.
 
Heavy Duty Business Forum
Tim Kraus, tkraus@hdma.mema.org
 
Heavy Duty Business Forum – Asia
Tim Kraus, tkraus@hdma.mema.org
 
Heavy Duty Business Forum – Europe
Jennifer Hjalmquist, jhjalmquist@hdma.mema.org
 
Heavy Duty Business Forum – India
Beth Barkovich, bbarkovich@hdma.mema.org
 
Heavy Duty Marketing and Sales Forum
Jennifer Hjalmquist, jhjalmquist@hdma.mema.org
 
Off-Highway Business Forum
Beth Barkovich, bbarkovich@hdma.mema.org
 
Heavy Duty Manufacturers Representatives Council
Beth Barkovich, bbarkovich@hdma.mema.org
 
Commercial Vehicle Research Council
Richard Anderson, randerson@hdma.mema.org
 
Heavy Duty Brake Manufacturers Council
Richard Anderson, randerson@hdma.mema.org
 
Heavy Duty Tool & Equipment Suppliers Council
Richard Anderson, randerson@hdma.mema.org
 
ABOUT HDMA
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 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 200 member companies, which represent direct employment of nearly 200,000 in their US facilities.
 
For more information, visit www.hdma.org or www.mema.org.
 
ABOUT MEMA
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 www.mema.org.

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