Hendrickson has promoted Matt Joy to chief operating officer from president and general manager of its Truck group, naming Richard Mudd VP and general manager of Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems and Matt Van Meter VP and general manager of the Specialty Products Group.
Joy previously held the roles of VP/GM Specialty Product Group and Vice President of Finance. In this new role, he will have the responsibility for all Hendrickson divisions: Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems, Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems, Specialty Products, and International Operations.
“In this role, [Joy] will focus on operational performance and overall rationalization of the divisions while working closely with the division VP/GMs. Additionally, he will work on developing and strengthening his relationships with the truck and trailer OEMs,” said Gary Gerstenslager, president and CEO of Hendrickson, in a release.
Mudd joined Hendrickson in 1998 and has 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 held various positions, including engineering manager, director of product validation at Trailer, senior engineering manager at Truck, chief engineer, and most recently Truck general manager of engineering and operations.