Wabco makes senior executive appointments

Wabco Holdings has made two executive appointments, including a new position designed to strengthen its North American business.

Nikhil Varty, who joined Wabco in 2001, has been promoted to the new position of vice president-Americas. Varty will be based in Rochester Hills, MI, at Wabco North America, the new regional headquarters for North and South America.

Varty will be responsible for mergers and acquisitions.

The company also named Michael Thompson vice president-compression and braking. Thompson will continue in his role as vice president of Wabco’s car systems global business unit.

“Nik Varty’s business leadership, deep regional knowledge and passion for customer satisfaction will create outstanding opportunities to further connect with our growing and increasingly diverse base of original equipment manufacturers in North and South America,” said Jacques Esculier, chairman & CEO. “Mike Thompson’s proven leadership will continue to strengthen WABCO’s globally leading position in air management and braking technologies that help customers in every region to make safer, cleaner, greener commercial vehicles.”

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