ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. — WABCO Holdings, a global supplier of technologies designed to improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, Tuesday announced that it has appointed Jon Morrison as president for its Americas Business Unit.
Morrison is a 30-year veteran of the global transportation industry.
“I’m honored to take on the role of WABCO president for the Americas,” Morrison said. “These are exciting times in the commercial vehicle industry and I look forward to advancing WABCO’s success as a preferred supplier of technologies that further improve the safety and efficiency of trucks, buses and trailers across North and South America. WABCO is recognized for delivering differentiation and value to our customers every day. I’m committed to continuing that focus and leveraging our market leadership to further our growth in these key markets through technology innovation and excellence in execution.”
Prior to his current role, Morrison served as president, North America for American Axle & Manufacturing, and before that he held the position of vice president, vehicle dynamics and controls with WABCO.
From 2006 to 2014, Morrison served as president and general manager of Meritor WABCO, a North American joint venture between WABCO and Meritor that markets and sells advanced safety technology and efficiency components.
Jon Morrison is based at WABCO’s regional headquarters for North America in Rochester Hills, Michigan, and oversees all planning, finance, sales, marketing, engineering, product development and manufacturing activities.
In North America, WABCO is recognized as an industry leader in advanced vehicle control and braking systems, including collision mitigation systems.
Meritor WABCO has sold more than 80,000 OnGuard collision mitigation systems in the U.S. alone, having protected customers collectively for more than 27 billion miles.
Recently, WABCO introduced its enhanced version of OnGuard — branded OnGuardACTIVE — for trucks and buses in North America. It features superior radar, operates effectively in all seasons and delivers better performance in poor visibility driving conditions.
Morrison also takes an active role to support industry associations and organizations. He is currently a member of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) and its Heavy Duty Business Forum. He is a former member of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) External Advisory Board, as well as the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) Board of Directors and Leadership Circle.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in general management from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and a master’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough products and systems for braking, stability, suspension, transmission automation, and aerodynamics, company officials said in a news release, adding that today all of the world’s leading truck, bus and trailer manufacturers have WABCO technologies onboard.
In addition, WABCO provides the industry with advanced fleet management solutions and aftermarket services. WABCO reported sales of $2.9 billion in 2014. The company is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, and has 11,000 employees worldwide.
For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.
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