Dennis Michels, President and CEO of Link Manufacturing, Ltd. of Sioux Center, Iowa, was officially installed as the 2009 chairman of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association
last week at their annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Additionally named as vice chairmen of HDMA are Terry Keating, presently serving on the board of directors of HDMA member companies, and Jack Shaffer, President and COO of Bergstrom Inc.

The 2009 HDMA Board of Directors:

Chairman: Dennis Michels, President and CEO, Link Manufacturing, Ltd.
1st Vice Chairman: Terry Keating, Retired, Accuride Corporation
2nd Vice Chairman: Jack Shaffer, President and COO, Bergstrom, Inc.
Immediate Past Chairman: Joe McAleese, President and CEO, Bendix CVS

Director: Pat Cavanagh, President and CEO of Williams Controls
Director: John Coll, Vice President of Sales, Vehicle Solutions, Eaton Corporation - Truck Components
Director: Pedro Ferro, President, CV Undercarriage Group, Marmon HTC
Director: Tim Myers, Vice President and General Manager, Alcoa CV Wheel
Director: Tim Musgrave, President and CEO, Pressure Systems International
Director: Ed Oeltjen, President, Consolidated Metco
Director: Ron Parker, Chairman, President and CEO, MGM Brakes
Director: Bob Phillips, President and CEO, Phillips Industries
Director: Joe Plomin, Vice President, Trucks, ArvinMeritor CVS
Director: Gary Smalley, President and CEO, Dayton Parts LLC
Director: Jim Wojciehowski, Vice President and General Manager, Marketing, Sales and Service, Dana Truck Group

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) has served the needs of its 180+ member companies and the commercial vehicle industry since 1983. A market segment association of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), HDMA's mission is to be the industry's primary advocate for the members of the commercial vehicle supplier community.