Walter Frankiewicz Photo courtesy of Haldex

Walter Frankiewicz Photo courtesy of Haldex

Air brake system manufacturer Haldex has appointed 30-year commercial vehicle industry veteran Walter Frankiewicz the senior vice president of North American Sales.

In his new role, Frankiewicz will lead the effort to take Haldex into the next generation of brake technology and has extensive international leadership experience and sales expertise in the automotive and commercial vehicle industries.

Before joining Haldex, Frankiewicz served as president at Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake. In the past, he has also served as vice president and general manager of strategy and business planning and Global Chassis Systems for Meritor, and president and general manager at ArvinMeritor.

“He fully understands the challenges our customers are facing, and has the right combination of international leadership expertise and hands-on commercial experience within our industry,” said Bo Annvik, president and CEO of Haldex.

He holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from Ohio State University and will be based in the Haldex North American headquarters, located in Kansas City, Mo.