SKF USA has announced the appointment of George Garner as director of OES truck sales for the SKF Vehicle Service Market (VSM), North America Business Unit. Ray Bihn will assume Garner’s current position as vice president of automotive sales for the SKF Vehicle Service Market (VSM), North America Business Unit. The organizational changes will take effect on Jan. 1, 2017.
In his new role, Garner will be responsible for all heavy-duty OES sales, including Navistar, Daimler, Paccar and Volvo. Garner will work closely with the SKF OEM sales team to bring the latest product solutions to the heavy-duty OES customers. Garner will report to Scott Simmonds, vice president of heavy-duty sales, and will be based out of Portland, Oregon.
As vice president of automotive sales, Bihn will be responsible for developing and implementing sales strategies for SKF VSM in the United States and Canada, with a focus on the automotive aftermarket. Bihn will report to Tom O’Brien, VSM, North America Business Unit, and will be based out of the SKF office in Elgin, Illinois.
“Both George and Ray have solid backgrounds at SKF as well as in the automotive and heavy-duty markets, respectively, and we look forward to the excellent experience and perspective they’ll bring to their new roles,” said O’Brien. “We are pleased to have their continued support at SKF.”