Traffic Safety Administrator to Address Heavy Duty Industry Professionals

Stephen R. Kratzke, the associate administrator for rulemaking, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will be a featured speaker at the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association's Heavy Duty Dialogue '08, an annual conference for executives and leaders in the heavy duty industry that is set for Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 at the Danny Gans Theatre, The Mirage, Las Vegas.

"With many significant regulations pending and several re-writes currently underway, a good relationship between the supplier community and NHTSA has never been more crucial," said Dennis Kline, ArvinMeritor and board chairman of HDMA.

Kratzke's speech, titled "NHTSA/DOT and Safety Related Products: How is the Industry Doing?," will discuss the role of a supplier/agency partnership to increase vehicle safety on America's highways.

Kratzke has 30 years of experience at NHTSA as office of crash avoidance standards rulemaking director, consumer information and planning division chief, office of motor vehicle safety standards program analyst, deputy assistant chief counsel for rulemaking, and rulemaking attorney. Kratzke holds a B.A. degree from Duke University and a J.D. from Georgetown University.

For more information about the event, visit www.hdma.org.

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