Joe Mejaly, vice president and president of Meritor’s Aftermarket & Trailer Group, will serve as the opening keynote speaker at the University of the Aftermarket’s inaugural Heavy Duty Leadership educational conference on July 8, 2012, at Northwood University’s campus in Midland, Mich.
Mejaly is currently responsible for Meritor’s aftermarket group, which supplies drivetrain, undercarriage, remanufactured products and service logistic solutions to commercial vehicle aftermarket customers through its operations in North America, South America, Eastern and Western Europe, Russia and Asia Pacific.
Northwood says Heavy Duty Leadership was created to foster the development of the next generation of heavy-duty aftermarket leaders. The program is an intense and challenging five-day residential executive and management development program designed for early to mid-career, management-track heavy-duty professionals in all market segments, Northwood says.
The program is led by heavy-duty industry leaders who collaborate with faculty from Northwood University’s DeVos Graduate School of Management and the University of the Aftermarket. This partnership allows for a mix of the practical and theoretical, appropriate for all levels of the heavy-duty aftermarket, Northwood says. Recruitment for the program ends on May 31 and there are three seats available as of May 6.
“This program is all about developing the next generation of heavy-duty leaders and Mejaly is a welcomed addition to the program,” says University of the Aftermarket director Brian Cruickshank. “We look forward to his insightful comments and I am sure the class will learn a lot from him.”