Source: CentroMotion announcement
Waukesha, Wisc. — Tom Vanderlaan has been named Senior Vice President – Brake and Friction of CentroMotion, a leading designer and manufacturer of highly engineered components and systems for the industrial, transportation and off-highway markets.
Vanderlaan brings an impressive level of experience from Delphi, Remy International, AVL Powertrain and most recently Brose.
In these global organizations he has held various levels of leadership in aales, business development and general management.
In his new role at CentroMotion, VanderLaan will play an important role in the evolution of the organization, reinforcing synergies amongst cross-functional teams, while driving continuous improvement of processes and products.
VanderLaan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, as well as a Master of Science degree from Carnegie Mellon University and an Executive Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University.
CentroMotion’s products enhance the safety, reliability and productivity of OEM equipment used in demanding industries such as agriculture, construction and transportation. The company’s industrial, transportation, and brake-and-friction business units go to market globally offering technologies ranging from human-machine interfaces to power transmission, hydraulics and braking systems. Its goal is to improve the customers’ products with highly engineered, application-specific solutions for OEMs seeking a scaled supply partner with global reach across a suite of complementary technologies.
The company’s well-known brands include Power-Packer for hydraulic motion control and stabilization systems; CrossControl and maximatecc for operator information and human-machine interface systems; Elliott Manufacturing and Weasler Engineering for power and force transmission through flexible and rigid driveline systems; Gits Manufacturing for high-performance engine thermal and emission control solutions; and Carlisle Brake & Friction for materials and mechatronic solutions for off-highway brake and transmission products.