Muskegon, Michigan, June 22, 2020 – SAF-HOLLAND, a leading global manufacturer of trailer suspension and axle systems, truck suspensions, fifth wheels, landing gear, and coupling products, is pleased to announce that Keith Belevender has been named Vice President – Health, Safety, Environment & Quality – Americas. Belevender will be responsible for developing and implementing the Quality Assurance Program, which supports the product quality objectives of SAF-HOLLAND.
Belevender will also administer the safety, health, environmental, and quality programs to ensure legal and regulatory compliance in addition to ensuring conformance with SAF-HOLLAND requirements.With 30 years of manufacturing experience, Belevender brings 15 years in quality assurance leadership roles. Most recently, he was the Director of Quality (Global Operations) for Tl Fluid Systems plc. After starting his career in manufacturing with Ford Motor Company, Belevender held senior quality leadership roles with Faurecia and Visteon.Belevender earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management and his Master’s in Administration from Central Michigan University.“Keith’s experience in quality and his ability to achieve results will fulfill a critical role for the company. His focus will target the strengthening of existing quality assurance processes, and the implementation of new ones across all of our North American manufacturing plants,” said Kent Jones, President – Americas.About SAF-HOLLAND GroupSAF-HOLLAND Group is one of the largest independent listed suppliers to the heavy duty commercial vehicle market with sales of approximately EUR 1,284 million in 2019. The Company manufactures and supplies chassis-related systems and components primarily for trailers, trucks, buses, and recreational vehicles. The product range comprises axle and suspension systems, fifth wheels, kingpins, and landing gear marketed under the brands SAF, Holland, Neway, KLL, V.Orlandi, and York. SAF-HOLLAND sells its products to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) on six continents. The Group’s Aftermarket business supplies spare parts to the service networks of Original Equipment Suppliers (OES), as well as to end customers and service centers through its extensive global distribution network. SAF-HOLLAND is one of the few suppliers in the truck and trailer industry that is internationally positioned in almost all markets worldwide. With the innovation campaign “SMART STEEL – ENGINEER BUILD CONNECT” SAF-HOLLAND combines mechanics with sensors and electronics to drive the digital networking of commercial vehicles and logistics chains. More than 4,000 committed employees worldwide are already today working on the future of the transportation industry.