SAF-HOLLAND, a global manufacturer of trailer suspension and axle systems, truck suspensions, fifth wheels, landing gear and coupling products, announced the appointment of Kent Jones president – Americas, while Steffen Schewerda, president – Americas and member of the Group Management Board has stepped down. In this capacity, Jones will report directly to Alexander Geis, CEO of SAF-HOLLAND.
In his previous position, Jones served as vice president of Commercial Vehicle Steering Systems and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems at ZF Commercial Steering, USA, responsible for sales and marketing, aftermarket P&L, business development, product planning and strategy.
From 1996 to 2016, he worked for Remy International Inc., a U.S. 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 P&L, E-mobility and business development. Jones began his career in 1992 at General Motors in account management and production control.
Jones is a graduate engineer, having studied industrial engineering at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan, and holds a Master of Business Administration from Purdue University.
Alexander Geis, CEO of SAF-HOLLAND, said, “Kent brings with him comprehensive commercial vehicle-specific management experience in the areas of sales and marketing, operational excellence, restructuring and business development. With Kent as president – Americas, we are now very well positioned to fully realize the earnings potential of our Americas activities.”