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December 18, 2020 1:45 PM, EST

HDMA Names David Giroux President, COO

Tim Kraus and David GirouxTim Kraus (left) by John Sommers II for Transport Topics: David Giroux by HDMA

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The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association announced David Giroux will become president and chief operating officer.

Giroux is scheduled to join HDMA Jan. 4 and work with Tim Kraus — who currently fills those positions — until February, when Giroux will assume the roles, according to the Research Triangle, N.C.-based group. HDMA is the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association.

Most recently, Giroux was head of special projects at Daimler Trucks North America, reporting directly to CEO Roger Nielsen. Giroux has 25 years of experience working with global OEM industry leaders, Tier 1 suppliers and companies in the heavy-duty aftermarket.

“Our industry and our members are experiencing and driving transformational advances in vehicle technology, while at the same time adapting to shifts in the global marketplace,” MEMA CEO Bill Long said in a release. “The choice of David Giroux is aligned with the association’s mission to champion and advance the business interests of vehicle parts manufacturers and the commercial vehicle industry.”

Kraus is a 16-year veteran of HDMA. During his tenure HDMA increased annual revenues four-fold and the association grew to nearly 200 members from 40.

Long said, “Tim Kraus has built something remarkable at HDMA.” — Transport Topics

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