HDMA President Kraus Announces Retirement

By Mike Brezonick03 August 2020

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association announced that Tim Kraus has decided to step down as president and COO of HDMA, the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association’s (MEMA) commercial vehicle division. His departure is slated for the end of February 2021, and an active search is currently underway for his successor.

Kraus began his career at MEMA in 2004, as the executive director of HDMA. His engagement with MEMA began in the early 1980s as a member, serving on the board of HDMA from 1992 through 2002 and he completed two successful terms as HDMA board chairman. Kraus actively engaged in many HDMA activities and groups, serving on the event planning committee for HD Dialogue and the annual MATS Breakfast and other HDMA initiatives. For several years, Kraus was  heavily involved with other HDMA board members and heavy-duty distributors in the initial development of the HD Aftermarket Week, which held its first event in 2006. He was also an active member of HDMA’s prestigious HD Business Forum (HDBF) from 1990 through 2004 and served on its board for six years and as chairman of that group in 2000. Today he serves as HDBF’s executive director.

Interested parties in the position can contact Cindy Kirker-Berry (MEMA HR Department). For additional information please send your email request to: Ckirker-berry@mema.org.

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