WABCO appoints new president of its Americas Business Unit

WABCO Holdings has appointed Jon Morrison as president for its Americas Business Unit, the company announced. Morrison is a 30-year veteran of the global transportation industry, the company noted.

“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, the company said. 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.

Morrison is based at WABCO’s regional headquarters for North America in Rochester Hills, Mich., and oversees all planning, finance, sales, marketing, engineering, product development and manufacturing activities, the company said.

According to the company, 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, WABCO said.

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