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“Corporate Culture: The Foundation for Success” Theme for HDAW 2012

 ORLAND PARK, IL – June 20, 2011 - Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '12 (HDAW 2012) organizers  announced that "Corporate Culture: The Foundation for Success" is the theme for the annual conference to be held January 23 through January 26, 2012 at the Mirage in Las Vegas.  .

 "We are focused on corporate culture this year.  It is important to build teams from within, focusing on a solid foundation which will lead to successes throughout organizations," said Ken Duval co-chair of HDAW'12.  "The HDAW '12 theme will resonate throughout the conference, from the upbeat opening session and all new education sessions, to networking events and the who's who of suppliers."

 "HDAW's continued strategic objectives have become a cornerstone for our industry's aftermarket," said Mike Betts, co-chair of HDAW'12.  "The forethought and focus on planning a program that responds to last year's attendees' evaluations will pay meaningful benefits for the 2012 attendees. It's the single best place to be to advance the aftermarket industry.”

 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week is the largest North American gathering of the independent heavy-duty industry. More than 1,700 managers and executives from 17 countries – including distributors, manufacturers, service providers, educators and media – attended the 2011 conference in Las Vegas.

 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), HDA-Truck Pride, 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 Frame and Axle Repair Association (TARA) and VIPAR Heavy Duty.

 For more information, go to or contact W.T. Glasgow, conference management, at 708.226.1300.