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 the appointment of Kevin Layton as Director – Aftermarket Sales for SAF-Holland, reporting to Matt Wolfe, VP & GM – Aftermarket (Americas).
In his role, Layton will be responsible for leading the U.S. aftermarket sales and service team to pursue sales growth through all channels, including OES, Independent aftermarket, OE dealers, and regional fleets.
Layton joins SAF-Holland with over 30 years of automotive and heavy-duty truck parts sales experience.
From 1990 to 2011, he worked for Delphi in a variety of sales positions, ranging from Sr. Product Manager to International Sales Manager. In the past, he has also held positions that include Sales Director for Allison Transmission and Remy International. Most recently, Layton served as National Sales Manager at ZF Commercial Vehicle Technologies.
“We are excited to welcome Kevin to the Aftermarket team at SAF-Holland, said Wolfe. “With his many years of experience building strong relationships in the commercial vehicle market, he brings a wealth of expertise to our customers.”
Layton received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University and his MBA from the University of South Florida.
About SAF-HOLLAND Group
SAF-HOLLAND Group is one of the largest independent listed suppliers to the heavy-duty commercial vehicle market with sales of approximately EUR 1,247 million in 2021. 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.