Claus Beyer has been hired as vice president & general manager of brake controls and electronics technology for Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems. Beyer, who joined Bendix in early September, will report to Bendix president & CEO Joe McAleese and become a member of the Bendix Leadership Committee.

Beyer will focus on technical product development. He will join Scott Burkhart, Bendix vice president and general manager, Controls Group, on the company’s two-person Controls Governance Board.

An accomplished executive with a balance of strategy, operations, sales, and marketing experience, Beyer comes to Bendix with 27 years in the commercial vehicle and automotive industry. During his career, he served 13 years as a part of Robert Bosch GmbH in both the U.S. and Europe, and has spent the last 14 years with the Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Group.

Most recently, he was COO for KB Commercial Vehicles China and general manager for Knorr-Bremse Brake Equipment in Shanghai, China.

“Claus brings significant technical expertise that will enhance Bendix’s capabilities to provide vehicle subsystems and mechatronics product solutions,” McAleese said. “With an outstanding foundation of technical leadership from his experiences at KB SfN and Bosch, along with his strong global network both with suppliers as well as within KB SfN, Claus will help further enhance and elevate Bendix in its ability to develop and execute on a wide range of growth programs.”