HDAD 2019

Four panels featuring the global aftermarket, technology, evolving distribution models and a frank fleet discussion to highlight Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in January 2019


We are excited to share with you the great line up for HDAD 2019! Our panel discussions are filled with industry experts who will provide insightful and relevant perspectives. Please mark your calendars for Monday, January 28, 2019 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, NV.

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The day-long conference features the topics and industry executives below: 

The Real-World View – A Global Perspective

  • Ken Davis, Board of Directors, Eaton Cummins Joint Venture

  • Dean Engelage, CEO, Great Dane

  • Roger Nielson, President and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America  

  • Moderator:  Chris Patterson, Independent Director

The Everchanging and Evolving Aftermarket

  • John Blodgett, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, MacKay & Company

  • Tim Kraus, President & COO, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association

The Global Economic Overview

  • Bill Strauss, Senior Economist & Economic Advisor, Chicago Federal Reserve

Aftermarket Industry Economy & Outlook

  • John Blodgett, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, MacKay & Company

  • Dr. Bob Dieli, President & Founder, RDLB, Inc.

Realities of Current and Future Technology on the Aftermarket

  • Mike Foster, Chief Technology Officer, Allison Transmission

  • Kent Jones, Vice President, Global Business Development and Sales, ZF Group

  • Sandeep Kar, Chief Strategy Office, Fleet Complete  

  • Jon Morrison, President Americas, WABCO  

  • Moderator: Brian Daugherty, Chief Technology Officer, MEMA

Changing Distribution Model – The Growing and Emerging Players

  • Stefan Kurschner, Senior Vice President of Aftermarket, Daimler Truck North America

  • Carl Mesker, Vice President of Sales Americas, SAF Holland  

  • Robert Sammons, Chief Merchandising Officer, Fleet Pride 

  • Walt Sherbourne, Vice President, Marketing, Dayton Parts

  • Moderator: Lucas Deal, Editor, Truck Parts & Service


  • Mike Palmer, Vice President of Fleet Services, Estes Express Lines

  • Gloria Pliler, Director of Purchasing, Daseke 

  • Brett Wacker, Vice President of Maintenance, Dart Transit Company

  • Moderator: Stu MacKay, MacKay & Company