The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) recently added a new executive panel representing a cross section of fleets to the 7th Annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) Conference in Las Vegas NV.
Mike Palmer, vice president of fleet services for Estes Express Lines, Gloria Pliler, director of purchasing for Daseke, Lee Quinn, maintenance director of Point Ready Mix, Brett Wacker, vice president of maintenance for Dart Transit Company, and Stu MacKay of MacKay & Company will headline “Parts and Service: The Fleet Perspective.”
MacKay will lead the fleet executives through a discussion outlining their distinct and different sets of operating and maintenance parameters, offering diverse insights and fleet composition outlooks. The panel will address what works for them and why, in terms of technological advances in vehicles and components, component specifications, vehicle maintenance and service issues, tractor and trailer lifespans, and more.
Palmer, Pliler, Quinn, Wacker and MacKay will finish up the day-long event with the fleet perspective session. The preceding sessions will feature individual presenters and separate distribution executive panel discussions with primary topics that include:
- The Real World View – A Global Perspective
- The Everchanging and Evolving Aftermarket
- The Global Economic Overview
- Aftermarket Industry Economy & Outlook
- Realities of Current and Future Technology on the Aftermarket
- The Changing Distribution Model – The Growing and Emerging Players
As with previous HDAD conferences, audience questions can be texted to the session leader to be asked of the panelists. The phone number will appear on screens throughout each session.
HDAD is set for Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, from 8 am to 4 pm in the Terry Fator Theater at The Mirage in Las Vegas. The conference is co-presented by HDMA and MacKay & Company, and will immediately precede Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2019.
Conference registration is intended to facilitate networking with industry peers and will include digital presentation materials, breakfast, breaks, a networking luncheon and the HDAW 2019 All-Industry Reception.
Those planning to attend are encouraged to arrive on Sunday, Jan. 27, to prepare for the conference’s start time of 8 am on Jan. 28.