Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems appointed Claus Beyer as vice president and general manager, Brake Controls and Electronics Technology.

Beyer, who joined Bendix in early September, will report to Bendix President and CEO Joe McAleese and become the newest member of the Bendix Leadership Committee.

In his new role, Beyer will focus on technical product development. He will join Scott Burkhart, Bendix vice president and general manager, Controls Group, on the company's two-person Controls Governance Board.

Beyer comes to Bendix with 27 years in the commercial vehicle and automotive industry. During his career, he served 13 years as a part of Robert Bosch GmbH in both the U.S. and Europe, and has spent the last 14 years with the Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Group.

Most recently, he has been chief operating officer for KB Commercial Vehicles China and general manager for Knorr-Bremse Brake Equipment in Shanghai, China. In that role, he has provided executive leadership for KB's growing operations in China, leading three business units - Powertrain products, Chassis Control products, and Foundation Brake products.

At Knorr-Bremse, he served in a variety of key management roles, including vice president for Electronic Systems (Schwieberdingen) and director of development - Electronic Systems and Components, KB SfN, as well as a number of key electronics leadership positions at Bosch.

Beyer began his career as an engineer - ABS algorithm development at Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany, and was responsible for Bosch ABS development in Farmington Hills, Mich.