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Speakers

Wednesday 12:30 pm

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Sandeep Kar

Global Director, Automotive & Transportation Research, Frost & Sullivan

Tomorrow's Trucks -- Green, Safe and Connected

Kar specializes in advanced automotive technologies with expertise in light vehicle and heavy truck systems and technologies, automotive infotainment systems, and vehicle networking technologies.


Wednesday 1:15 pm

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Equipment Panelist

David Hames

General Manager of Marketing and Strategy, Daimler Trucks North America

How regulations, costs and reliability are changing the equipment life/trade cycle

Hames oversees marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America. In this role, he is responsible for truck and component marketing strategies and brand awareness for Freightliner Trucks and Detroit Diesel engines.


Wednesday 1:15 pm

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Equipment Panelist

David R. Williams

Vice President - Knight Transportation, Inc.

How regulations, costs and reliability are changing the equipment life/trade cycle

22+ years with Knight Transportation, Inc., Board of Directors and Executive Committee Member – Arizona Trucking Association, Board of Directors – American Trucking Associations


Wednesday 1:15 pm

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Equipment Panelist

Bruce Ewald

Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Wabash National, Inc.

How regulations, costs and reliability are changing the equipment life/trade cycle

Ewald has more than 30 years experience in transportation with a diverse background, including automotive, heavy truck aftermarket parts distribution, and new and used heavy tractors and trailers.


Wednesday 1:15 pm

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Equipment Panelist

John Diez

Senior Vice President, Ryder

How regulations, costs and reliability are changing the equipment life/trade cycle

Diez is Senior Vice President of Ryder Dedicated for Ryder System, Inc., a FORTUNE 500® transportation and supply chain management solutions company headquartered in Miami.


Wednesday 2:45 pm

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Panel Speaker

Brent Nussbaum

CEO, Nussbaum Transportation Services, Inc

The Connected Fleet, Part 1: Using technology to improve driver performance

Brent Nussbaum operates approximately two hundred fifty trucks and six hundred trailers from its corporate headquarters in Hudson, IL.


Wednesday 2:45 pm

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Panelist

Gerard DeVito

Executive Director Next Generation Automated Platform – Eaton Corporation

The Connected Fleet, Part 1: Using technology to improve driver performance

Gerard W. DeVito is the Executive Director of Eaton’s Next Generation Automated Transmission Platform Team.


Wednesday 2:45 pm

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Panel Speaker

Clay Merches

Vice President of Safety and Human Resources, JR Schugel

The Connected Fleet, Part 1: Using technology to improve driver performance

Clay Merches been in transportation since 1996 and a in safety since 1998. He currently works for J&R Schugel Trucking out of New Ulm, MN as the V.P. of Safety and Human Resources.


Wednesday 2:45 pm

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Moderator

Paul Menig

CEO, Tech-I-M (former VP ENG DTNA Mechatronics)

The Connected Fleet, Part 1: Using technology to improve driver performance

Paul Menig was head of Electrical/Electronics, Brakes and Safety Systems at Daimler Trucks North America from 1994 to 2012. His responsibility encompassed Freightliner, Sterling, and Western Star brand vehicles and involved working globally to advance the Thomas Built, Detroit, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi-Fuso and Bharat-Benz brands.


Wednesday 4:00 pm

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Keynote Speaker

Bret Baier

Chief Political Anchor, FOX News Channel

The Obama Administration, Congress and a look at politics in America

Baier serves as Chief Political Anchor for FOX News Channel and anchor of Special Report with Bret Baier, the number one news program on cable. Before assuming this role, which he took over for Brit Hume in January of 2009.


Thursday 8:00 am

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Richard Glasmann

Vice President, OEM Strategy, Sales & Marketing Omnitracs, LLC

Transforming Trucking with Real-Time Data

Richard Glasmann is vice president of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) strategy, sales and marketing for Omnitracs, LLC. He is responsible for managing OEM relationships, strategy and commercialization of all telematics and telematics-related products relevant to OEMs.


Thursday 8:45 am

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Panel Moderator

Kennon Guglielmo

Chief Technology Officer, EControls by Enovation Controls

The Connected Fleet, Part 2: Using technology to improve uptime and productivity

Throughout his academic career, Dr. Guglielmo focused on advanced control theory in the areas of engine controls, robotics, and other thermodynamic and mechanical systems.


Thursday 8:45 am

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Panel Speaker

Rich Ferguson

Senior Vice President, Aftermarket & Soft Products Volvo Group

The Connected Fleet, Part 2: Using technology to improve uptime and productivity

Rich Ferguson became the Senior Vice President, Aftermarket & Soft Products for Volvo Group in 2013.  While new to Volvo, he has a 15+ year management history in commercial vehicles holding senior positions in Sales and Remarketing for heavy equipment manufacturers. 


Thursday 8:45 am

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Panelist

Scott Newhouse

Director of Product Planning and Strategy at Peterbilt Motors Company

The Connected Fleet, Part 2: Using technology to improve uptime and productivity

Scott has been with Peterbilt for 21 years and has held various positions within Program Management and Engineering including Assistant Chief Engineer of Powertrain and Chassis systems over the 2007 and 2010 Emission Regulation Programs and several new vehicle model launches.


Thursday 10:00 am

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Economic Speaker

Donald Broughton

Managing Director, Senior Research Analyst and Chief Market Strategist, Avondale Partners

Economic Outlook of the Trucking Industry for 2015

Broughton has served as Chief Marketing Strategist at Avondale Partners since 2008. His background also includes 12 years of experience as a Senior Transportation Analyst at A.G. Edwards where he served on the firm’s Investment Strategy Committee.