The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), along with its Heavy Duty Business Forum (HDBF) and MacKay & Company will present “Real World View Presented by the Heavy Duty Business Forum” at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) on Monday, January 16, 2023.
The session will bring together three top industry leaders, focusing the discussion on the outlook for 2023 and beyond. Topics will include:
2023 Outlook: Operational resilience among mixed economic signals
Key challenges and opportunities
Future transformation vs. Present operations: An organizational balancing act
The panel will be moderated by Collin Shaw, president and COO of HDMA. Panelists include:
Kent Jones – President – Americas, SAF-Holland Inc.
Rob Phillips – Founder & CEO, Phillips Connect and CEO, Phillips Industries
Jeffrey Porter – President & CEO, Velvac, Inc.
HDAD ‘23 is co-presented by HDMA and MacKay & Company and will immediately precede Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2023. HDAD is traditionally held as a conference, networking, and kick-off for suppliers attending HDAW. HDAD brings together thought leaders from all segments of the heavy duty aftermarket industry who can share applied knowledge on the state of the marketplace and what steps are necessary to be sustainable and prosperous as the industry evolves. This conference delivers this critical information by identifying the toughest emerging problems in the Heavy Duty Aftermarket industry, as well as sharing the most successful strategies being implemented to counter them.
Right now, other HDAD topics include:
Best practices for hiring and retaining young talent in the commercial vehicle industry
A deep dive into governmental legislation and its potential impact on the aftermarket industry
Macro-economic trends that will impact the industry over the next five years
MacKay & Company's Truckable Economic Activity report insight and Aftermarket Review
Additional topics, speakers, and panelists will be announced soon.
For more information and to register, visit https://www.hdma.org/content/heavy-duty-aftermarket-dialogue.
ABOUT MACKAY & COMPANY
MacKay & Company is a specialized management consulting and market research firm. With headquarters in suburban Chicago, the company’s focus since 1968 has been, and continues to be, commercial on-highway vehicles, construction equipment, farm field machinery, related components, and all elements of heavy-duty distribution.
The scope of the practice includes analyses of original equipment and aftermarket potential, strategic options, distribution policies, product introductions, quality management, acquisitions, and a range of related subjects.
The company has 16 full-time employees and maintains joint venture relationships in England, France, Germany, Brazil, and Mexico. The company’s senior management has over 150 years of experience in the heavy-duty arena.
For more information, visit www.mackayco.com.
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.
For more information, visit www.hdma.org or www.mema.org.
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.