SAF-Holland renews Americas management

From the September 2019 issue.

Equipment specialist, SAF-Holland, has reported a leadership change regarding the position of President Americas.

SAF-Holland has reached an amicable agreement with Steffen Schewerda, President Americas and member of the Group Management Board, to terminate his office, with Schewerda stepping down, effective 6 September 2019. At the same time, SAF-Holland appointed Kent Jones as President Americas, effective 9 September 2019. In this capacity, Jones will report directly to Alexander Geis, CEO of SAF-Holland.

"Jones began his career in 1992 at General Motors in the areas of account management and production control," SAF-Holland said in a statement. "From 1996 to 2016, he worked for Remy International Inc., a US manufacturer of starters and alternators for light and heavy commercial vehicles, in a variety of staff and operational management positions in sales and marketing, aftermarket, e-mobility and business development. In his most recent position, Mr Jones served as Vice President of Commercial Vehicle Steering Systems and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems at ZF Commercial Steering, USA, and was responsible for sales and marketing, business development, product planning and strategy."

"Kent Jones brings with him comprehensive commercial vehicle-specific management experience in the areas of sales and marketing, operational excellence, restructuring and business development," said Geis. "With Kent Jones as President Americas, we are now very well positioned to fully realise the earnings potential of our Americas activities."

In other news, SAF-Holland provides lightweight truck and trailer components to boost profitability for fleets by enabling additional payload gains.

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