HDAD 2019

Four panels featuring the global aftermarket, technology, evolving distribution models and a frank fleet discussion to highlight Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue on January 28, 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: 

Monday, January 28, 2019 | 7:00am-4:10pm | The Mirage Hotel | Las Vegas, NV

7:00 am            
Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am              
Honor Guard & National Anthem
Welcome & Opening Comments

8:10 am              
The Real-World View – A Global Perspective

  • Ken Davis, Founder, Greentree Advisors, LLC

  • Dean Engelage, CEO, Great Dane

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

  • Session Leader: Chris Patterson, Independent Director

9:10 am                
The Ever-Changing and Evolving Aftermarket

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

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

 9:30 am
Networking Break

 9:50 am            
The Global Economic Overview

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

10:50 am
Aftermarket Industry Economy & Outlook

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

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

11:30 pm
Networking Luncheon

12:30 pm
Realities of Current and Future Technology on the Aftermarket

  • Mike Foster, Chief Technology Officer, Allison Transmission

  • Kent Jones, V. P., Global Business Development and Sales, ZF Group

  • Sandeep Kar, Chief Strategy Officer, Fleet Complete  

  • Jon Morrison, President Americas, WABCO  

  • Session Leader: Brian Daugherty, Chief Technology Officer, MEMA

1:30 pm
Networking Break

1:50 pm
Changing Distribution Model – The Growing and Emerging Players

  • Stefan Kurschner, Senior V.P. of Aftermarket, Daimler Truck N.A.

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

  • Robert Sammons, Chief Merchandising Officer, Fleet Pride 

  • Walt Sherbourne, Vice President, Marketing, Dayton Parts

  • Session Leader: Lucas Deal, Editor, Truck Parts & Service

2:50 pm
Parts and Service: The Fleet Perspective

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

  • Gloria Pliler, Director of Purchasing, Daseke 

  • Lee Quinn, Maintenance Director, Point Ready Mix

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

  • Session Leader: Stu MacKay, MacKay & Company

4:00 pm
Wrap Up & Closing Comments

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

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

5:30 pm
HDAW All - Industry Welcome Reception