SAF-Holland has appointed Kent Jones as president – Americas, while Steffen Schewerda, president – Americas and member of the group management board, has stepped down. In this capacity, Jones will report directly to Alexander Geis, CEO of SAF-Holland.
In his previous position, Jones served as vice president of commercial vehicle steering systems and advanced driver assistance systems at ZF Commercial Steering, USA, responsible for sales and marketing, aftermarket P&L, business development, product planning and strategy.
From 1996 to 2016, he worked for Remy International Inc. in a variety of staff and operational management positions in sales and marketing, aftermarket P&L, e-mobility and business development. Jones began his career in 1992 at General Motors in account management and production control.
Jones is a graduate engineer, having studied industrial engineering at Kettering University in Flint, Mich., and holds a master of business administration from Purdue University.