State of the Industry 2020

Data continues to be an integral component on the path toward further autonomy and connectivity.

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Data was a prevailing theme in many of this year's responses, indicating its continued importance to the heavy-duty equipment industries. Creating actionable data is integral to ensuring end-use customers can get the most out of their machines. Data is also a critical component of automation and connectivity, which are becoming increasingly more common in the industry—and will continue to do so in the coming years. This year's State of the Industry interviews provide insight into how OEMs and component suppliers are working to improve the way they collect and provide data to benefit themselves, customers, and meet the technology needs of the future.   

Interview topics for 2020 include:

      • Global Markets, Government & Trade
      • Impacts of COVID-19
      • Diesel, Electric & Other Power Alternatives
      • Data, IoT & Connectivity
      • Automation & Smart Systems 
      • Challenges & Opportunities

      All of this year's full-length Q&As can be found below

      APEM Inc.Tony Solis, Director of Sales

      Bosch Rexroth Corp.Terry Hershberger, Director, Sales Product Management & eSystems

      CNH Industrial: Jay Iyengar, Chief Technology Officer

      Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE)Riccardo Viaggi, Secretary General 

      Cummins Inc.: Eric Neal, Executive Director, Cummins Off-Highway Business

      Dana Inc.Marcus King, Manager of Dana China and Vice President of Dana’s Off-Highway Global Sales, Business Development, Strategy, and Program Management

      Danfoss Power SolutionsMike Hill, Sr. Vice President, Sales & Marketing

      EatonPaulo Ruiz, President, Hydraulics Group

      Hatz DieselMichael Hartoonian, President and CEO, Hatz Diesel of North America, Inc., and Dr. Maren Hellwig, loT-Architect, Motorenfabrik Hatz GmbH & Co. KG, Inc.

      HED Inc.: Chad Repp, Business Development Manager, CANect Telematics, and John Kitzerow, Product Manager 

      Horton Inc.Erik Roell, Vice President of Global Market Development, and Dave Hennessy, Vice President of Engineering and R&D

      John Deere Power SystemsNick Block, Director, Worldwide Marketing & Sales

      Left Hand RoboticsMike Ott, Co-Founder & CTO

      OilgearNaimesh Dave, President

      SchaefflerBrian Kreifels, Vice President OEM Sales North America, and Jeff Hemphill, Chief Technical Officer

      Southco Inc.: John Snyder, General Manager, Transportation

      Sy-Klone InternationalAmy F. Rice, CEO 

      Terzo Power Systems, LLCMichael Terzo, CEO 

      Topcon AgricultureMichael Gomes, Vice President of Business Development

      Waytek Inc.Kevin Pung, Chief Customer Officer