Itasca, IL-based Hendrickson has announced realigning its truck business operations by merging four units to form Hendrickson Truck Systems Group. The company has named Doug Sanford vp & gm to lead the new group.
Sanford’s newly formed organization will oversee the former Hendrickson Truck Suspension Systems and Hendrickson Spring, said Gary Gerstenslager, Hendrickson president & COO. Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems and Hendrickson Bumper and Trim will continue to operate under their business unit structures as semi-autonomous organizations in the new truck systems group.
According to Hendrickson, consolidating the former truck and spring divisions expands opportunities for integrated suspension and spring designs for global truck platforms and improves coordination of engineering and marketing functions..
"In addition to presenting a single Hendrickson face to the industry and our customers, restructuring allows us to better partner with truck manufacturers and fleets in the development of new products and support of growing industry needs," said Sanford.
He noted that the structure will allow “closer interface with European and other international operations to enhance coordination for design and application of global truck platforms.”
An eight-year veteran of Hendrickson, Sanford served as vp & gm of the former Hendrickson Spring. He previously held the posts of gm of Hendrickson Bumper and Trim and director of marketing & program management for Hendrickson Truck Suspension System.