MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers Announces Appointments to Heavy Duty eCommerce Committee
Research Triangle Park, NC – MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers—part of MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association—announced the inaugural committee roster of the Heavy Duty eCommerce Committee (HDeC), a new forum within the association’s Business Technology Council (BTC).
The HDeC was established in 2023 to engage in matters related to the business benefits of advancements in eCommerce, product information standards, and related efficiencies for the heavy duty aftermarket industry and to help remove the barriers to adoption of eCommerce standards, including ACES and PIES, across the selling chain.
“We are very fortunate to have attracted an exceptionally strong and influential group of select industry veterans who will be proactive partners in engaging with all aspects of the heavy duty industry to ensure there is comprehensive representation and interaction on matters relating to e-commerce best practices, standards adoption, and sell-chain efficiency,” said Terence O’Reilly, chairman of HDeC and president and CEO of Pricedex Software. “To ensure 360-degree input from the industry, representation has been sought from its various segments: manufacturing, distribution, technology, and associations.”
The Committee structure provides for seats for BTC Executive Committee members, BTC supplier members, a BTC affiliate member, and liaising members representing the distribution sector and industry associations. The membership of this newly-formed industry group includes, by industry segment:
- John Grote – COO, Grote Industries
- David McCleave – Director of Aftermarket, Hendrickson
- Matt Wolfe – Vice President & General Manager, Aftermarket, SAF-Holland
- Mike Eppes – Senior Vice President, Operations, Rush Enterprises
- Technology Providers
- John Lebel – Strategic Partnership Director, Karmak, Inc.
- Marylou Hornung – Director, Sales Operations, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems (representing BTC)
- Jeff Paul – Vice President of Marketing, VIPAR Heavy Duty Inc. (representing the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network [CVSN])
- Shannon O’Brien – Senior Director, Programming & Strategy, MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers
“The HDeC inaugural roster boasts a wealth of industry knowledge into the heavy duty eCommerce space,” said Collin Shaw, chief commercial vehicle officer at MEMA. “As one of the committees within the BTC, HDeC will play a pivotal role in educating, advocating for, and encouraging the use of industry and data standards for growth in the commercial vehicle aftermarket.”
The HDeC will give a presentation during the MEMA Aftermarket Technology Conference, October 9-11, in Atlanta. Register today.
For more information and to read committee member profiles, visit www.mema.org/heavy-duty-e-commerce-committee-hdec.
About MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers
MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products, an important part of the automotive parts manufacturing industry which supports 907,000 American jobs in all 50 states. MEMA Aftermarket is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues and serving as a valued resource for members across all areas of the aftermarket including light vehicle, commercial vehicle, and remanufacturing.
MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association, is the leading trade association in North America for vehicle suppliers, parts manufacturers, and remanufacturers. Automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers are the largest manufacturing sector in the United States and lead the way in new vehicle innovations. MEMA has been the voice of the vehicle supplier industry since 1904. Its more than 1,000 members are Strong by Association.
Members supply the aftermarket with the parts that keep millions of vehicles on the road, fueling international commerce and meeting society’s transportation needs. MEMA members are committed to safety and sustainability.
MEMA has offices in Southfield, Mich.; Research Triangle Park, N.C.; and Washington, D.C. Learn more at mema.org/aftermarket-suppliers.