Date: March 21, 2022
Shaw, who will take the helm at HDMA effective today, brings 15 years of experience in the mobility industry from the automotive and commercial vehicle sectors. He has worked for global companies and brands, with roles in marketing, communications, strategy, digital solutions, and business development. At FCA (now Stellantis) Shaw served as global brand manager for Jeep and served in Chrysler’s Leadership Development Program. While at WABCO, he partnered with heavy-duty OEMs to develop advanced technology roadmaps. Most recently, Shaw was responsible for North American business strategy at ZF Group.
“Over the next 10 years, new technologies that address electrification, autonomy and the internet of things will transform the heavy-duty mobility industry,” said MEMA President & CEO Bill Long. “Finding a person with a diverse background across multiple sectors in mobility was a key goal in our candidate search. With his unique perspective and skillset, coupled with an already high-performing team at HDMA, Collin will support our supplier members, move the industry forward, and keep HDMA at the forefront of policy decisions.”
“The suppliers and manufacturers within the heavy-duty vehicle industry are the backbone of innovation and technology, transforming how goods, people and services are transported,” said Shaw. “Now, more than ever, vehicle suppliers need a powerful voice in Washington and a platform for industry dialogue and change. In the wake of worker shortages, inflation, and the transformation in technologies to achieve zero emissions, I am committed to working with the HDMA Board of Directors and staff to build on the strong tradition of our association.”
Based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) is the commercial vehicle supplier division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). Since 1904, MEMA has represented the interests of the automotive and commercial vehicle supplier industry—the largest manufacturing sector in the United States, directly employing more than 907,000 people in all 50 states and generating 2.4 percent of U.S. GDP. HDMA’s mission is to advance the commercial vehicle supplier industry and the business interests of its members. A member driven organization, HDMA provides industry leadership for North American based original equipment and aftermarket suppliers in the on- and off-highway commercial vehicle equipment industry. This is accomplished through a range of services to its more than 200 member companies, which represent direct employment of nearly 200,000 in their U.S. facilities.