Source: Knorr Brake Company announcement

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Knorr Brake Company (KBC), a leading manufacturer of braking, door, and HVAC systems for the mass transit rail industry, has appointed two seasoned executives to the leadership team. The moves are part of the company’s commitment to deliver its technology roadmap and drive growth, in alignment with KBC’s parent company, Munich, Germany-based Knorr-Bremse. Taking leadership positions are:

•           Diane Moore, senior director – human resources
•           Kevin Simms, vice president – sales and marketing 

Diane Moore

“Diane and Kevin have distinguished themselves as dynamic, committed, and strategic leaders. I am pleased to welcome them to the team,” said Jason Connell, president and CEO at Knorr Brake Company. “Their respective expertise, acumen, and the ability to deliver results with true impact helps to make the KBC team even stronger. Joined by Diane and Kevin, we continue to advance our customer-first approach and to drive a trajectory for integrated solutions that deliver unparalleled customer value and sustained business growth.”

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Diane Moore has a passion for the employee and a proven track record of success across the depth and breadth of the HR landscape. She brings nearly 30 years of comprehensive human resources experience – including 19 years with New York Air Brake LLC, the Watertown, New York-based sister company of Knorr Brake Company.

Kevin Simms

Moore joined KBC in May 2021 from Anaren Microwave Inc., where she most recently served as vice president, human resources. In her new role at KBC, she leads the HR team as the company continues its robust business growth in the passenger rail industry.

For Kevin Simms, building long-term customer relationships is the hallmark of his over 25-year career in the rail industry. He joins KBC after serving as a senior consultant at Hatch LTK. Prior to his role at Hatch, Simms ascended through the top leadership ranks over nine years at Voith Turbo Inc., including his most recent post as managing director, North America.

A Knorr Brake Company alumnus, he previously served for 10 years in progressive sales and business development roles at KBC, and four years as a North America liaison and key account manager for the European-based rail division of Knorr-Bremse. Simms is responsible for enhancing and leading the KBC sales and marketing strategy, including sales team oversight, developing new business opportunities, and creating customized solutions to meet customer needs.