Heavy Duty Dialogue ’13 to feature ‘Industry Executives Discussion’

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The annual Heavy Duty Dialogue will feature the “Industry Executives Discussion” on issues in the global CV industry.

The dialogue will be held Monday, March 11 at The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. in conjunction with TMC.

Participants in this discussion include Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Truck North America; Gary Gerstenslager, president and CEO of Hendrickson International; Dick Giromini, president and CEO of Wabash National and Chip McClure, chairman, president and CEO of Meritor.

Daum’s presentation, “Advanced Vehicle & Powertrain Technology”, addresses the impact that the global market is having on this component of the heavy duty industry.

Gerstenslager will be present “Global Engineering”, focusing on the evolution of heavy duty vehicle parts, and how changing policies and expectations continue to drive new technologies.

Giromini’s presentation, “Trailer Technology for Fuel Efficiency,” highlights the race to develop cleaner, cost-effective fuels for heavy duty vehicles.

McClure’s “Global Technology” will serve as an overview of the advancements being discovered, implemented and retained for parts development in commercial vehicles.

The four presentations will conclude with a general discussion between all four participants, tying in the themes and ideas that each of their individual segments provided, yielding a thought-provoking overview of a changing industry on a global scale.

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