wednesday, sept. 20

3:30 p.m.              
Registration open

5:30–7 p.m.         
Welcome reception

thursday, sept. 21

7 a.m.                   
Registration open

7–7:45 a.m.           

8–8:05 a.m.                     
Opening remarks

8:05–9:15 a.m.  Work Truck Industry Economic Overview and Market Forecast
Gain economic and market information to help optimize business planning processes from NTEA’s Senior Director of Market Data and Research. Learn more about the commercial vehicle industry market trends and how they’re affected by U.S. and global economic cycles. This session includes a North American chassis sales forecast — a critical component of market planning — as well as insights on potential industry challenges and opportunities in 2024. 
Presented by: Steve Latin-Kasper, Senior Director of Market Data and Research, NTEA

9:15–9:30 a.m.

9:30–10:30 a.m.  State of the Industry: Chassis OEM Perspectives
Leading commercial vehicle chassis manufacturers will discuss key issues affecting the work truck industry, such as labor shortage impacts and shifts in vehicle complexity as a result of supply chain shortages. Panelists will share their views on the post-pandemic normal and address how changes to operations and production will affect industry companies.
Presented by: Brian Daniels, Vice President Vocational National Accounts Freightliner and Western Star, Daimler Trucks North America; Dave Sowers, Head of Ram Commercial Marketing, Stellantis
Moderated by: John Davis, Host/Creator/Managing Director, MotorWeek

10:30–10:45 a.m.      

10:45 a.m.–noon  Trends Impacting the North American Commercial Vehicle Population
Representatives from industry-leading data organizations will join NTEA to examine current and anticipated trends within the registered commercial vehicle population. Work truck markets will be analyzed by weight class, vehicle type, and fuel type. There will also be analysis of state and regional trends. Participants will gain insight into how to adjust their market and production plans. 
Presented by: Charles Bowles, Director of OEM and Strategic Initiatives, Trader Interactive; Andrej Divis, Executive Director, Global Heavy Truck Research, S&P Global Mobility; Mark Hazel, Associate Director – Commercial Vehicle Reporting, S&P Global Mobility; and Kevin Koester, Managing Director, NTEA

noon–1 p.m.       

1:15–2:30 p.m.   The Industry Today and Tomorrow: Viewpoints From Multi-Stage Manufacturing Leaders
A panel of leading commercial vehicle manufacturing company executives will share their perspectives on ever-changing industry market needs, including customer trends, buying cycle shifts and supply chain challenges. Gain insight into how collaboration among multi-stage manufacturers has evolved and learn how panelists are addressing current workforce challenges, such as managing labor shortages, and finding and retaining talent. 
Presented by: 
Brian Gagnon, Director of Supply Chain and Systems Integration, Fontaine Modification; Timothy Krauskopf, CEO, Motiv Power Systems; and Jon Sievert, CEO, Casper’s Truck Equipment
Moderated by: 
John Davis, Host/Creator/Managing Director, MotorWeek

2:30–2:45 p.m.   

2:45–4 p.m.  Maximizing Your Talent Resources
The work truck industry is evolving at an accelerated pace due to constant technological advancements and changing market demands. It can be challenging to ensure your hiring and training initiatives are keeping pace with these changes and that current employees are equipped with relevant skills for advancement. Gain ideas for internal and external workforce development strategies, including how to develop talent from within and new ways to find diverse pools of skilled outside candidates. This interactive session offers immediate resources and takeaways scalable to companies of all sizes. 
Presented by: Amy Hirsh Robinson, Chief People Officer, King’s Hawaiian
Moderated by: John Davis, Host/Creator/Managing Director, MotorWeek

4 p.m.       
Closing remarks

46 p.m.   
Optional evening reception

Continuing education units
NTEA is accredited by International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue IACET continuing education units to Executive Leadership Summit participants.