The Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) announces the keynote speaker for the 2023 Annual Meeting will be Josh Linkner, New York Times bestselling author and five-time tech entrepreneur. The industry speaker at April's event will be James Kamsickas, chairman and CEO at Dana Incorporated.
Josh Linkner is called a creative troublemaker. He started his career as a jazz guitarist and then went on to become the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He is a world-renown expert on innovation, disruption, and hyper-growth leadership, TRALA says.
Under Kamsickas' leadership, Dana has grown sales by nearly 75 percent and executed 14 acquisitions, transforming Dana's more than 100-year industrial foundation as a leading mechanical systems supplier to also include full e-Propulsion and e-Thermal system management capabilities. Prior to joining Dana in 2015, he was president and CEO of International Automotive Components (IAC) for eight years. In addition, he served as head of Lear Corporation's Interior Systems Division and held several additional senior leadership roles within that organization, TRALA says.
The TRALA 2023 Annual Meeting will be held April 1-4, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida.