HDAW 2011 keynote speaker announced

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Organizers of the 2011 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week announced that Donald R. Knauss, chairman and chief executive officer of the Clorox Co., will be the keynote speaker at next year’s event, scheduled for Jan. 17-20 in Las Vegas, Nev. Knauss will share his insights and leadership strategies, complementing the meeting’s “Leadership – Strategies for Tomorrow” theme.

Prior to joining Clorox – which includes the brands of Glad trash bags, S.O.S Pads, Kingsford charcoal and Green Works environmentally friendly cleaning products – Knauss was executive vice president of The Coca-Cola Co. and president and chief operating officer for Coca-Cola North America, president of the Retail Division of Coca-Cola North America, and president and CEO of The Minute Maid Co., a division of The Coca-Cola Co. His career with The Coca-Cola Co. spanned from 2000-2006.

HDAW is presented by a joint operating committee composed of industry leaders from American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS), Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS), Automotive Electric Association (AEA), Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN), Heavy Duty America (HDA), Heavy Duty Distribution Association (HDDA), Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), APRA’s Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group (HDRG), International Truck Parts Association (ITPA), Overseas Automotive Council (OAC), Power Heavy Duty, Service Specialists Association (SSA), Truck Pride, Truck Frame and Axle Repair Association (TARA) and Vipar Heavy Duty.

For more information, go to www.hdaw.org or contact W.T. Glasgow, conference management, at 708-226-1300.