MERA celebrates successful convention

News Truck Parts and Service Staff October 15, 2013

More than 175 executives gathered to discuss the promising future of remanufacturing during the “Advancing Sustainability Through Remanufacturing,” conference co-hosted by the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and the Golisano Institute for Sustainability Oct. 2 in Troy, Mich.

“Our goal is to deliver insight and networking you cannot find anywhere else,” says John Chalifoux, president and COO, MERA. “This year — with the support of our sponsors and industry-leading companies such as Cummins and LKQ — we believe we hit the mark for our executive audience.”

MERA says the conference included keynote addresses by Richard Freeland, president, engine business, Cummins Inc., and Robert Wagman, president and CEO, LKQ Corporation. Other speakers and panelists from leading companies — Caterpillar, Chrysler, General Motors, Motorcar Parts of America, NASCAR Green, and more — engaged the audience in interactive discussions regarding environmental and economic sustainability in remanufacturing, MERA says.

“As our industry continues to grow, it will become increasingly important for us to engage in the kind of strategic discussions that occurred at this conference,” says Dr. Nabil Nasr, associate provost and director, Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology. “We look forward to future collaboration with MERA.”