GT Group director named leader of new competence centre

GT Group, which is part of the Knorr-Bremse Group since July 5th 2016, has announced the appointment of its long-serving managing director, Keith Bendelow, as the Vice President of the parent company’s Centre of Competence for Engine Air Management based in Peterlee, County Durham.

As Leader of the Centre of Competence for Engine Air Management, Keith will also head the business’ management team, which is made of four experienced GT Group directors, Commercial Director, Catherine Turnbull, Director of Product Development, Collin Gibson, Finance Director, Stuart Conley and Managing Director of Alpha Process Controls, John Lamb.

They are now joined by new member, Knorr-Bremse’s Engine Air Management specialist, Dr. Thomas Hadulla, who joins as Director of Product Management.

The appointment continues Keith’s 42-year association with the GT Group and will utilise his expertise and experience to lead the Knorr-Bremse Centre of Competence for commercial vehicle emissions systems and the GT group’s three other divisions.

Keith Bendelow, CEO of GT Group and Head of its Centre of Competence for Engine Air Management, said: “I am very proud to lead GT Group into this exciting next chapter in its very successful history.  This is testament to the hard work and dedication of the GT Group workforce since its inception and the vision of Geoff Turnbull over many years of building the group to its current format. Working with Knorr-Bremse opens up new markets and opportunities for the business through the creation of collaborative working arrangements that will maximise on the expertise that exists within the two organisations.”

Thorsten Seehars, Member of the Management Board of Knorr-Bremse Systems for Commercial Vehicles, adds: “We warmly welcome GT Group as a new member of the global KB Group. For Knorr-Bremse this acquisition represents an important step in expanding our market share in the engine air management business in Europe and North America complementing our market leadership position for exhaust brakes in Japan and will enable us to meet the needs of our customers worldwide even more comprehensively.”

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