Hendrickson promoted three managers: Matt Joy to chief operating officer, Richard Mudd to VP/GM of truck commercial vehicle systems, and Matt Van Meter to VP/GM of the specialty products group.
Joy had been VP/GM of the truck group, and his career at Hendrickson also included VP/GM specialty product group and VP of finance. Joy now has responsibility for all divisions: truck commercial vehicle systems, trailer commercial vehicle systems, specialty products, and international operations.
“In this role, Matt will focus on operational performance and overall rationalization of the Divisions while working closely with the Division VP/GM’s,” said president/CEO Gary Gerstenslager in a prepared statement. “Additionally, he will work on developing and strengthening his relationships with the Truck and Trailer OEM’s to help drive our marketing-led, product-driven philosophy, executing Hendrickson’s strategic initiatives to grow our business.
“Matt is a proven and trusted leader for Hendrickson and has a demonstrated track record for delivering business results. He has been an essential contributor to my executive staff as we continue to grow our company and provide outstanding and increasing value to our customers.”
Mudd joined Hendrickson in 1998 and has since held various roles including production manager, plant manager, director of operations, VP of operations, and most recently VP/GM of specialty product group.
Van Meter began his career with Hendrickson Trailer in 1998 as a test engineer and has since held various positions, including engineering manager, director of product validation at trailer; senior engineering manager at truck; chief engineer; and most recently truck GM of engineering and operations.