ZF recently announced that Jon Morrison, president of its commercial vehicle control systems (CVCS) division, will retire at the end of the year and will be succeeded by Julien Plenchette, the company’s Americas region OEM truck, bus, car and fleet business leader.
"Jon's vision and leadership made it possible for WABCO and ZF to introduce products to the market that have fundamentally changed commercial vehicles,” said Fredrik Staedtler, executive vice president of the CVCS division.
As the new vice president of the CVCS division, Plenchette will oversee all planning, finance, sales, marketing, engineering, product development and manufacturing activities in the Americas. He will also lead the sales organization in North America, including OE truck, bus, specialty, car and fleets, reporting to Staedtler.
"In the short time that Julien has been with ZF, he has been instrumental winning new business and building relationships with new customers. Julien will bring that same passion as he continues to pursue new opportunities for the CVCS division and its employees in the Americas," said Staedtler.
Morrison and Plenchette will work together during a transition period from now through the end of the year.