for the 2009 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week Conference (HDAW) has been
finalized with the announcement of a new agreement between the three
conference organizers: Heavy Duty Distribution Association, Heavy Duty
Manufacturers Association and the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network.
HDAW ’09 will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in
Orlando, Fla., Monday, Feb. 16 through Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009.
"CVSN is pleased to be an integral part of HDAW. This ownership
agreement demonstrates that all of the major players are focused on
making our industry stronger," said Ken Duval, CVSN President and
President, Canadian Wheel. "CVSN remains a distributor-focused
association. We believe that we will help make HDAW even better because
we bring a strong distributor orientation to the ownership and
management of the event."
"The tremendous success of HDAW ’08 was the initial product of a
great team effort between the HDAW organizers (HDDA and HDMA), CVSN and
the HDAW Joint Operating Committee," said Joe McAleese, President and
CEO of Bendix CVS and HDMA’s 2008 Chairman. "This effective partnership
and cooperation has helped to elevate the annual HDAW conference to a
new level, and we expect it will continue to improve with each passing
"One of the objectives of HDAW is to have a common platform where
distributor issues can be discussed, appropriate plans created, and
actions implemented. Having CVSN as an organizer and its members as
active participants establishes HDAW as an all industry event where
this objective is achieved," said Dave Scheer, HDDA Chair and
President, Inland Truck Parts Company.