The Leland brand of brake and wheel parts has been added to the portfolio of TSE Brakes, the company has announced. Both companies are units of Marmon Highway Technologies.
In a related move, Jason Gerding, president of Leland Brake & Wheel Parts, will take over as TSE president and TSE will relocate its corporate headquarters to Cullman, AL, from Fresno, CA.
“With 14 years in the transportation industry and a solid understanding of 80/20 business principles, Jason brings strong management skills to the combined operation,” said Pedro Ferro, president of the Marmon Highway Technologies (MHT) Undercarriage Group, which includes both TSE and Leland.
Gerding is replacing Greg Smith, son of TSE founder Ted Smith, who is leaving to pursue other interests.
TSE Brakes is a supplier of air brake actuators, including the Ultralife, Omnibrake, and Alumiline brands, to OEMs. Leland produces brake hardware kits, S-cams and cam-related parts, slack adjusters and air brake valves.
“We are excited about these changes,” Gerding said. “We are bringing together the best of both TSE and Leland and their complementary product lines while enhancing service and strengthening our commitment to product innovation, all focused on meeting the needs of our customers.”