Mark Eaton, Former NBA All-Star
The Used Truck Association (UTA) is proud to have former NBA all-star Mark Eaton as our keynote speaker. A theme of this year’s convention is standing tall and facing challenges with optimism and conviction that a brighter tomorrow will come. Eaton, a former auto mechanic turned NBA standout, knows a thing or two about setting goals, staying optimistic, and keeping your eye on the ball at all times.
At 7’ 4” Eaton was a standout defensive player for the Utah Jazz for 12 seasons from the late 1980s through the 1990s. Since his days with the NBA, Eaton has become an entrepreneur and is a managing partner in two award-winning restaurants in Salt Lake City. He is the bestselling author of “The Four Commitments of a Winning Team.” As a motivational speaker, he has earned the coveted CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation, the speaking profession’s highest international measure of professional competence.
Eaton has spoken to many world-class organizations including IBM, FedEx, Phillips 66, Caesars Entertainment, T‑Mobile, LG, government agencies, and universities. His message centers on how organizations can use the type of teamwork unique to professional sports teams within their own businesses. Such teamwork, Eaton feels, is essential to success in today’s highly competitive business environment.
Eaton attributes his own remarkable success, rising from auto mechanic to leading NBA defensive All-Star, to the teamwork principles he now teaches. Eaton’s own story of fearlessness and strength plays well against the UTA’s mantra for the upcoming Convention: There is No Stopping Us Now!
Steve Tam & Chris Kuehl
Steve Tam, a VP for ACT Research leads the used truck market research and analysis efforts for this organization. ACT Research is a recognized leader in data, market analysis and forecasting for the commercial vehicle industry. ACT’s services are used by all major North American truck, trailer and drive-line manufacturers, industry suppliers’ banks and investment firms.
Chris Kuehl is a frequent commentator for local and national media, a conference speaker, author for various trade publications and is a founding partner of Armada Corporate Intelligence. Founded in 2000 Armada is a thank tank and strategy office. Armada provides economic forecasts, industry analysis, corporate intelligence and market assessment for clients in a variety of industries. Mr. Kuehl gives on average 150 presentations a year in the U.S. and internationally on economic issues.