SAF-HOLLAND Announces New President for the Americas

Kent Jones has been appointed President - Americas for SAF-Holland.

SAF-HOLLAND, a leading 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. Saf Holland Kent Jones

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- 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, Mi, and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Purdue University.

Alexander Geis, CEO of SAF-HOLLAND, says, "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.