Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems Names Bob Johnson VP of Aftermarket Sales and Marketing

first_imgELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems recently promoted Bob Johnson to vice president of aftermarket sales and marketing.  AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In his new role, Johnson will develop and lead the Bendix aftermarket sales and marketing effort, with a focus on driving and maintaining strong customer relations; leading effective partnerships throughout the distribution channel; and developing programs aimed at capitalizing on new and existing business opportunities to support continuous profitable business growth. He succeeds John Flad, a 26-year commercial vehicle aftermarket veteran who retired from Bendix on March 31. Flad held the top aftermarket post at Bendix for more than a decade. Johnson began his career with Bendix in 1989. For the past 20 years, he has progressed through a variety of marketing and sales positions in the commercial vehicle aftermarket, including his appointment as aftermarket sales regional director for the Southern region in 2007. Most recently, he was named director, marketing and communications, a role in which he was responsible for generating and coordinating programs and promotions, managing the launch of new aftermarket products, and identifying new business opportunities within the North American aftermarket segment. He is a graduate of the Bendix Strategic Leadership Program and three-time recipient of the President’s Club Award, honoring top Bendix account managers. A greenbelt and ASE brake-certified, Johnson has two master of business administration degrees – one in finance from Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., and another in management from Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in consumer affairs from the University of Rhode Island.Advertisement “As a top supplier, we remain deeply committed to helping our customers succeed. Bob is an accomplished and experienced professional focused on achieving long-term, bottom-line results. In partnership with our aftermarket regional sales directors and integrated marketing support team, Bob will help drive continuous growth plans for our customers and our business. He brings a clear understanding of the evolving commercial vehicle aftermarket that will help us continue to deliver effective, value-added solutions into the future,” said Joe McAleese, president and chief executive officer of Bendix. “Bob’s vision will continue to help Bendix move firmly down the path of growth, achievement, and quality performance. I’m confident he will be an effective complement to our existing leadership team.”last_img