Thanks for attending the spring 2022 CVB Summit


Transformation… no longer a choice, now a necessity for the commercial vehicle industry.

And with change comes increasing opportunity. For those who choose to lean in, embrace transition, and be at the forefront, our Spring 2022 Commercial Vehicle Business Summit is the must attend event that will bring you up to speed on every critical aspect.

There is so much to share and discuss: proven commercial use cases for electric vehicles, hydrogen, and other alternative fuels; the scarcity of inventory, how to search and best ordering strategies; the hottest new trends in commercial vehicles applications; and of course, data, data, data.

This two-day virtual event provided a valuable learning experience about how you can adapt and succeed in the commercial vehicle industry during this unique moment of opportunity. Thank you to those who participated!

Commercial Vehicle Industry Updates & Transformative Change

 

Day One | Wednesday, May 18

 


Commercial Connection - 1:1 Networking
08:00 AM PST


Welcome with Kathryn Schifferle
08:30 AM PST


Finding Opportunity in Transformation

08:35 AM PST  |  Keynote Speakers

Kathryn Schifferle

Kathryn Schifferle

CEO, Work Truck Solutions

Andrew Wrobel

Andrew Wrobel

Global Market Intelligence, Commercial Vehicle and Off-Highway Powertrain Forecasts at Rhein Associates


Winning Strategies in this Era of Change

09:05 AM PST  |  A Fireside Chat

Jim Press

Jim Press

Former COO, Toyota N.A. Co-President/Vice-Chair, Chrysler Senior Advisor, Work Truck Solutions

Mandar Dighe

Mandar D. Dighe

Global Sales/Marketing and Business Development Executive, Knapheide

Kirk Mann

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Mitsubishi HC Capital America, Inc.

Tony Stinsa

Tony Stinsa

Vice President, Used Trucks at Navistar Inc


Embracing Change

The top influences transforming commercial that you're probably not even thinking about

10:15 AM PST  |  A Presentation

Gregory Skinner

Gregory Skinner

Vice President, Strategic Insights and Commercial Vehicle & Fleet Expert, Escalent


Commercial Connection - 1:1 Networking
11:00 AM PST


Be in the Know: Trends Impacting Commercial Vehicles

11:30 PM PST  |  A Discussion Moderated by Eric Fedewa

Eric Fedawa

Eric Fedewa

Global Market Intelligence, Commercial Vehicle and Off-Highway Powertrain Forecasts, Rhein Associates

Dave Nemerofsky

Dave Nemerofsky

Sales Channel Manager - Small Business Solutions, Holman

Jose Castenada

Jose Castenada

VP of Business Development, Xos

Ryan Heaslip

Ryan Heaslip

Director of Commercial Lines, Polly Insurance


Commercial Electrification, Adoption and Transformation

12:30 PM PST  |  A Closing Presentation

Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Executive Editor, Bobit Fleet Group


Commercial Connection - 1:1 Networking
01:00 PM PST



Day Two | Thursday, May 19

 


Commercial Connection - 1:1 Networking
08:00 AM PST


Welcome with Kathryn Schifferle
08:30 AM PST


Transformation of Commercial Work Trucks

08:35 AM PST  |  Keynote Speaker

Mark Hope

Mark Hope

Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of EAVX


Dealership Evolution in a Changing Channel

09:05 AM PST  |  A Fireside Chat

Jim Press

Jim Press

Former COO, Toyota N.A. Co-President/Vice-Chair, Chrysler Senior Advisor, Work Truck Solutions

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Dan Bryan

Dan Bryan

General Manager, Ricart to Business

Ryan Pritchard

Ryan Pritchard

Chief Revenue Officer, Pritchard Companies

 

Mark Williams

Mark Williams

Fleet & Commercial Director, Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet


Designing the Future

10:15 AM PST  |  A Panel Moderated by Gregory Skinner

Gregory Skinner

Gregory Skinner

Vice President, Strategic Insights at Escalent

Ryan Daley

Ryan Daley

Director Fleet Consulting, eIQ Mobility

Emma Gold-Utting

Emma Gold-Utting

Emerging Technologies Solutions Engineering Team Lead, GEOTAB

Yann Kulp

John Strisower

Founder, Kilows

Nate Shadoin

Nate Shadoin

Sales Manager, NextEra Energy


Commercial Connection - 1:1 Networking
11:15 AM PST


Top New Digital Tech That Will Shake The Space

11:45 AM PST  |  A Panel Moderated by Kevin Kinell

Kevin Kinell

Kevin Kinell

Senior Vice President, Demand Generation, Work Truck Solutions

Sarah Shoemaker

Sarah Shoemaker

Director of Product & EV Strategy, Morgan Olson

Greg Ross

Greg Ross

Practice Lead, Connected Car, Motormindz

Ryan Dye

Ryan Dye

National Remarketing Operations Manager, FlexFleet


How To Win By Adapting

12:30 PM PST  | A Closing Presentation

Steve Greenfield

Steve Greenfield

Founder & CEO, Automotive Ventures

Co-Sponsored By:

Escalent

Escalent is an award-winning advisory firm that helps our clients understand human and market behaviors to navigate disruption and business transformation. We have over 40 years of experience working throughout the automotive and mobility industry to help our clients make smart, strategic decisions. Our dedicated Commercial Vehicle and Fleet team advises and guides new and established stakeholders with rich market intelligence, advisory services, and front-line primary research findings, including from Fleet Advisory Hub™—one of the largest collections of commercial vehicle and fleet decision-maker insights available today. Altogether, we provide our clients with clarity and strategic direction on how to grow their business and offerings in the face of changing expectations and industry requirements. We are expanding our commercial vehicle and fleet suite of solutions with NEW tools coming later this year that will provide insights and guidance into total available market share, competitive landscape visibility, targeted industry monitoring, and a comprehensive assessment of work truck supply and demand in North America. Reach out to Escalent’s growing commercial vehicle and fleet advisory practice by visiting escalent.co or email John.Bankes@escalent.coescalent.co for more information.

Mitsubishi HC Capital America

Work Truck Finance, a division of Mitsubishi HC Capital America, provides financing for commercial dealers to assist in the sale of work trucks through retail financing and leasing programs. Leveraging their 20+ years of experience financing work trucks , they provide comprehensive, cross-functional expertise, financing, and support for commercial OEMs, dealers, and upfitters. Mitsubishi HC Capital America and Mitsubishi HC Capital Canada are specialty finance companies that provide financing services to commercial businesses across the United States and Canada. Focused on understanding clients’ business models and goals, we create customized financing programs for each industry and company we serve. With a vast network of relationships and resources, we can connect our clients to broad networks and business solutions. Our clients represent a wide range of industries, including construction, distribution, clean technology, commercial electric vehicles and charging, finance companies, fitness/wellness, manufacturing, professional services, staffing, technology, and commercial vehicle dealers.