HDMA and MacKay & Co.’s HDAD going virtual

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), has announced Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) will be held as a completely virtual conference on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021.

The program is co-presented by HDMA and MacKay & Company and will immediately precede the fully virtual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2021.

HDAD is traditionally held as a conference, networking and kick-off for suppliers attending HDAW. This year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, HDAD will be held virtually and feature presentations and panel discussions with industry experts on topics including:

  • A real-world view of pandemic strategies, successes and failures and looking toward what’s next
  • What to expect of the 2021 DC administration
  • Macroeconomic trends that will impact the industry
  • MacKay & Company’s Truckable Economic Activity report
  • Technology changes forced into the distribution chain by the pandemic and what will stick
  • The fleet perspective on changes in the aftermarket and lasting lessons from the pandemic

Speakers currently scheduled will include:

  • John Blodgett – vice president, sales and marketing, MacKay & Company
  • Al Dragone – CEO, FleetPride
  • Gerry Mead – executive vice president, maintenance and equipment, Hub Group
  • Chris Patterson – independent director
  • Mari Roberts – senior director, Transportation, Frito-Lay
  • Tyler Robertson – CEO, Diesel Laptops
  • Amanda Schuier – senior vice president, Quality Transport
  • Ann Wilson – senior vice president, government affairs, MEMA

Additional speakers and panelists will be announced soon, organizers say.

For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

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