Keynote named for Green Truck Summit

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FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Kary Schaefer, general manager of marketing and strategy for Freightliner and Detroit, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Green Truck Summit.

Schaefer will address technologies and developments in clean diesel, natural gas, and electrification during the March 6 presentation in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Daimler Trucks North America executive has served as a design engineer, project planning engineer, engineering project manager, director of engineering services, and chief engineer, before assuming her current role in 2015. She is responsible for market analysis, product planning, brand management, and marketing operations.

Prior to her career path in trucking, she led an engineering group at United Technology Corporation that developed autonomous flight controls and stabilized camera systems used in commercial unmanned aerial vehicles.

“Schaefer has incredible leadership experience at one of the most innovative companies in the world focusing on alternative fuels and developments in trucks, making her a valuable partner and speaker at this year’s Green Truck Summit,” says Doyle Sumrall, managing director of NTEA, which runs the summit and corresponding Work Truck Show. “She brings a different perspective to how evolving technologies influence the market and will provide a look inside Daimler’s commitment to the segment of clean trucking and electrification, among other areas.”

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John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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