Hendrickson shuffles leadership

From the January 2020 issue.

US suspension specialist, Hendrickson, has announced changes to its organisation.

Matt Joy has been promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer. He previously held the role of Vice President and General Manager of Hendrickson's Truck group with previous roles of VP/GM Specialty Product Group and Vice President of Finance.

Joy, in his newly appointed role, is tasked with responsibility for all divisions: Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems, Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems, Specialty Products and International Operations.

“In this role, Matt will focus on operational performance and overall rationalisation of the divisions while working closely with the division VP/GMs," said Hendrickson President and CEO, Gary Gerstenslager.

"Additionally, he will work on developing and strengthening his relationships with the truck and trailer OEMs to help drive our marketing-led, product-driven philosophy, executing Hendrickson’s strategic initiatives to grow our business.

“Matt is a proven and trusted leader for Hendrickson and has a demonstrated track record for delivering business results. He has been an essential contributor to my executive staff as we continue to grow our company and provide outstanding and increasing value to our customers," he said.

Hendrickson has also reported two additional organisational changes.

Richard Mudd has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager of Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems. Mudd joined Hendrickson in 1998 and has since held various roles including Production Manager, Plant Manager, Director of Operations, Vice President of Operations, and most recently VP/GM of Specialty Product Group.

Matt Van Meter has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager of the Specialty Products Group. Van Meter began his career with Hendrickson Trailer in 1998 as a Test Engineer and has since held various positions including, Engineering Manager, Director of Product Validation at Trailer, Senior Engineering Manager at Truck, Chief Engineer, and most recently Truck General Manager of Engineering and Operations.

Hendrickson, a Boler company, is a global manufacturer and supplier of medium- and heavy-duty mechanical, elastomeric and air suspensions; integrated and non-integrated axle and brakes systems; tyre pressure control systems; auxiliary lift axle systems; parabolic and multi-leaf springs; stabilisers; bumpers; and components to the global commercial transportation industry.

In other news, Hendrickson continues to deliver durable, lighter-weight running gear to maximise vehicle uptime.

(Image: Newly appointed Chief Operating Officer of Hendrickson, Matt Joy.)

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