Kelley named president of Webb Severe Duty

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Marmon Highway Technologies has named Ken Kelley as president of Webb Severe Duty. Kelley is a 24-year veteran of the commercial vehicle industry with extensive background in sales, marketing and engineering. In his new position, he will be responsible for continuing to grow the company’s transit/coach market share and will lead the introduction of new Vortex and friction couple technologies to other severe-duty markets.

“Ken has shown through his background and leadership in the industry a full understanding of what it takes to meet market and business demands,” says Glenn Chambers, Marmon Highway Technologies Group president. “We feel confident that he will help us reach our goals for the Severe Duty business.”

Kelley began his career in the commercial vehicle industry with Webb Wheel Products in 1992 as product engineer. During his tenure with the company, he has held increasingly senior positions in engineering, sales and marketing. Immediately prior to his latest advancement, Kelley was vice president of business development for the Brake and Wheel Ends Group of Marmon Highway Technologies. In addition to his experience with Webb Wheel, he also has worked for Dana Corp., Walther EMC and ConMet and has been a longtime active member of various Technology and Maintenance Council study groups.

Until recently, Webb Severe Duty was known as Webb Transit. The change reflects the company’s plans to expand its platform and product offering to serve a wider market. Webb Severe Duty will continue to serve and grow within the transit/coach industry but also will focus on markets such as refuse, fire, construction, school bus and military.