Kenny Vieth, President and Senior Analyst
Kenny is in demand as a speaker on Class 8, trailers and the economy. Some of the conferences at which he has presented include: J.D. Power Automotive Forecasting Conference (Europe), Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Automotive Outlook Symposium and the Fed’s Economic Outlook Symposium, Newport Communications’ Economic Summit #10, Deutsche Bank’s Global Transportation Conference, the National Association of Business Economists, the National Fluid Power Association, HDMA’s Heavy Duty Dialogue, and AMRC’s Heavy Truck Committee, as well as dealer meetings for leading vehicle manufacturers. He participates regularly in conference calls sponsored by ACT Research and has spoken in conference calls for Citibank, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, CIBC, and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, among others. He has also participated in road shows for Barrington Research, BB & T., Deutsche Bank, and KeyBanc.
Steve Tam, VP Commercial Vehicle Sector
Steve has presented at the J.D. Power Automotive Forecasting Conference (Europe), and the National Fluid Power Association. He has made a number of presentations to top management at OEMs and suppliers, including Ford, GM, Jacobs, Parker Hannifin, GE Capital, Havco, Penske, and Allison Transmission. He has also presented to banks, including Kaupthing Bank and Handelsbanken (Sweden). Steve is knowledgeable about the economy, Class 8, and trailers, with a special expertise in the Classes 5-7 medium duty market.
Jim Meil, Principal, Industry Analysis
As Principal and Industry Analyst for ACT Research since June, 20014, Jim has been in very high demand as a speaker. He previously was Vice President and Chief Economist with Eaton, a position he held since 1996. Prior to joining Eaton, Meil had held consulting and management positions with Chase Econometrics and with Burroughs Corporation. Jim is a contributor to Blue Chip Economic Indicators, Consensus Economics, USA Today, Philadelphia Fed Reserve, and Wall Street Journal outlook surveys. He received first-place recognition in the Wall Street Journal panel of 50 forecasters for 2004 and was ranked among USA Today’s “Top 10 Economic Forecasters of 2003” for accuracy. Jim is a member of the American Economic Association, the American Finance Association, the Auto Market Research Council, the National Business Economic Issues Council, and the Conference of Business Economists. Among other industry groups and forums, Jim has spoken at American Trucking Association, NADA-ATD, Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and Cleveland, NABE, and TRALA.
Frank A. Maly, Director CV Transportation Analysis & Research
Frank has 18years in the industry and is a knowledgeable speaker on the transportation industry and the trailer industry in particular. Frank is in demand for phone conferences as a consultant for DeMatteo Monness and GLG Partners. Frank also speaks at ACT seminars.
Sam D. Kahan, Senior Economist
Sam has more than 30 years of experience analyzing and forecasting the global capital markets. He is a knowledgeable speaker and has been widely quoted in the global meda.