Bendix honors three employees with Leadership Award

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Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems honored two Elyria, Ohio-based employees for their outstanding leadership and superior talent with 2010 Excellence in Bendix Leadership Awards: Andy Cifranic, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake program manager; and Mark McCollough, product line director – air treatment. Also named as a 2010 recipient was Bill Schubert, Bendix Huntington, Ind., business unit manager – manufacturing.

The annual Excellence in Bendix Leadership Award – the highest individual achievement an employee can receive – recognizes employees who may or may not hold a leadership title or manage others in their everyday role, but who exemplify leadership each day in their behavior and actions. Award recipients are nominated by their peers and recommended by their managers for their ability to bring to life the vital leadership characteristics of quality, teamwork, results and excellence.

“As our company continues to evolve to meet the needs of a dynamic marketplace, we believe it is vital to pause to recognize the individuals who enable us to continue our legacy of commitment,” says Joe McAleese, president and chief executive officer of Bendix. “Through this award, we are acknowledging employees who demonstrate leadership on a daily basis, and we celebrate the unique contributions they make in their day-to-day roles at Bendix. Using their superior talent, outstanding commitment and determination, Andy, Mark and Bill have realized their own potential and are an inspiration to us all.”

Cifranic, a 10-year Bendix employee, began his career with Bendix as a co-op student. During his tenure, Cifranic took an international assignment in Munich, Germany, at Bendix parent company, the Knorr-Bremse Group. Cifranic returned to Elyria in 2006, assuming the role of Bendix brand manager. From 2008-2009, Cifranic also served the commercial vehicle industry as co-chairman for the Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association’s Brand Protection Council.

McCollough, who has been with Bendix for six years, was recognized for his commitment to excellence and teamwork. McCollough joined Bendix in 2004 as engineering manager – air compressors.

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Schubert, a 15-year employee of Bendix, received the Excellence in Bendix Leadership Award for his accomplishments and high standards of performance at the Bendix Huntington manufacturing operations. Schubert’s team leads the activities of more than 100 high-performing hourly and salaried members of the Bendix Huntington work force.