Hendrickson announces president, CEO retirement, names a successor

Hendrickson announces president, CEO retirement, names a successor

After 32 years, Gary Gerstenslager, president and CEO of Hendrickson, announced his retirement at the end of the year. Gerstenslager joined Hendrickson in 1989, and the company says his passion, technical knowledge and drive for excellence lead to a transformation in product design and manufacturing which permeates all of Hendrickson today.

“Gerstenslager became president in 2006, and in 2007, became the first CEO, in addition to president, in Hendrickson’s history. Gary embraced this role and over his 15 years as president turned Hendrickson from an important supplier within the NAFTA commercial vehicle into a leading global supplier,” Stated Matthew Boler, chairman, president and CEO of The Boler Co., parent company of Hendrickson.

“Hendrickson is committed to a seamless leadership transition, and we are pleased to announce Matt Joy will assume Gary’s responsibilities and be promoted as the fifth president and second CEO in Hendrickson’s history, effective Jan. 1, 2022,” Boler added.

Matt joined Hendrickson in 2006 and the company says he has been instrumental in the ongoing transition of the company, eventually moving through several successive roles as vice president/general manager of the specialty products group, vice president/general manager of the truck division, and, since January 2020, as the chief operating officer for Hendrickson.

You May Also Like

Volvo on Demand battery electric truck adoption program launches

Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) launched Volvo on Demand, a Truck-as-a-Service (TaaS) business model focused on battery electric trucks in collaboration with Volvo Financial Services (VFS). Volvo says Volvo on Demand was designed as a solution to simplify the acquisition and reduce the major upfront investment in battery-electric vehicles. Volvo on Demand provides qualified customers

Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) launched Volvo on Demand, a Truck-as-a-Service (TaaS) business model focused on battery electric trucks in collaboration with Volvo Financial Services (VFS). Volvo says Volvo on Demand was designed as a solution to simplify the acquisition and reduce the major upfront investment in battery-electric vehicles. Volvo on Demand provides qualified customers with flexible term options as short as 12 months and includes Volvo Trucks’ Gold Contract and the option to bundle vehicle insurance for physical damage and collision, route planning and optimization guidance, as well as consultation to find the best charging solution and incentives that might be available.

Hino, Hexagon Purus launch Tern zero-emission truck brand, RC8 Class 8 truck

Hino Trucks and Hexagon Purus announced the launch of Tern, a new zero-emission truck brand along with their inaugural truck model, the RC8, a battery electric Class 8 tractor. Related Articles – New North American zero-emission commercial truck brand ZM Trucks debuts at ACT Expo – Penske Truck Leasing to offer REE Automotive’s P7-C electric

Daimler announces battery repairing, remanufacturing, repurposing and recycling program

DTNA says the circular economy approach strives to extend the usability of rare-earth materials and products.

Daimler-Truck-North-America-Logo-1400
Kenworth T680, T880 trucks with Cummins X15N to begin production

Production of Kenworth T680 and T880 models with the new Cummins X15N natural gas engine will start in Q3 2024.

Kenworth-PACCAR-Cummins-X15N-Class-8-prudction-schedule
ACT Research numbers: Heavy-duty down, medium-duty up

ACT says after a year of unexpected growth, March orders may finally indicate a slowdown in capacity additions.

ACT-class-8-net-march-2024-orders

Other Posts

Daimler Truck reports good start to 2024

Despite lower Group unit sales, Daimler Truck says it continued toward a robust profitability in normalizing markets for Q1 2024.

Daimler-Truck-Q1-2024
Vipar Heavy Duty announces Latin America expansion plans

Plans include focusing on new locations, stockholders, and suppliers to serve the growing market.

VIPAR-Heavy-Duty-Latin-America-Expansion
41 Volvo VNR EV trucks deployed by 4 Gen Logistics

The zero-emissions fleet will help the drayage company haul freight in southern CA, while advancing its commitment to sustainability.

4-Gen-logistics-Volvo-VNR-EV-electric-trucks
Performance Food Group, partners unveil sustainable distribution center

PFG tells us Advanced Energy Machines, FreeWire, GridMarket and Volvo Trucks North America played key roles in facility transformation.

Performance-food-group-PFG-Earth-Day-volvo-vnr-electric-carb-ev