Registration opens for NTEA’s 2023 Executive Leadership Summit

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Summer Marrs
Senior Director of Communications & Public Relations

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (June 5, 2023) — The commercial vehicle community will gather at Saint John’s Resort in Plymouth, Michigan, for NTEA’s Executive Leadership Summit, featuring a full-day program Sept. 21, 2023, and an evening welcome reception Sept. 20.

This annual conference addresses marketplace dynamics currently impacting work truck industry companies. During this event, chassis OEMs, economists, data analysts and industry leaders will share targeted information, including key trends, forecasts and insights. Content is designed to further commercial vehicle industry knowledge, growth and profitability.

“Today’s businesses face a multitude of challenges — as well as opportunities — and are looking for ways to maintain that competitive edge,” said Jennifer Mitchell, NTEA senior director of content development. “Executive Leadership Summit provides a powerful forum where commercial vehicle industry leaders can share and expand their knowledge on issues, trends and opportunities that can drive their business operations today and in the future.”

Conference topics include

  • The Industry Today and Tomorrow: Viewpoints From Multi-Stage Manufacturing Leaders
  • Maximizing Your Talent Resources
  • State of the Industry: Chassis OEM Perspectives
  • Trends Impacting the North American Commercial Vehicle Population
  • Work Truck Industry Economic Overview and Market Forecast

Featured presenters

  • Charles Bowles, Director of OEM and Strategic Initiatives, Trader Interactive
  • Brian Daniels, Vice President Vocational National Accounts Freightliner and Western Star, Daimler Trucks North America
  • Moderator John Davis, Host/Creator/Managing Director, MotorWeek
  • Andrej Divis, Director, Automotive, Global Heavy Truck Research, S&P Global Mobility
  • Brian Gagnon, Director of Supply Chain and Systems Integration, Fontaine Modification
  • Mark Hazel, Associate Director – Commercial Vehicle Reporting, S&P Global Mobility
  • Kevin Koester, Managing Director, NTEA
  • Steve Latin-Kasper, Senior Director of Market Data & Research, NTEA
  • Amy Hirsh Robinson, Chief People Officer, King’s Hawaiian
  • Jon Sievert, CEO, Casper’s Truck Equipment
  • Dave Sowers, Head of Ram Commercial Marketing, Stellantis

Pricing and registration
Advance pricing ($399 NTEA member/$599 nonmember) is available when registering by Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023. After this date, rates increase to $499 NTEA member/$699 nonmember. 

Visit for event details, including a full schedule, speaker bios, and hotel and registration information.

Established in 1964, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, a 501(c)(6) organization, represents more than 2,100 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to NTEA. The Association provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces Work Truck Week®Green Truck Summit, Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit and Executive Leadership Summit. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.