Honeywell Transportation Systems, supplier of automotive turbochargers and friction materials, has created a dedicated cross-functional organization to lead the ongoing global growth of its aftermarket businesses.
The new organization will be led by vice-president and general manager Olivier Rabiller.
The announcements comes following the earlier sale of Honeywell’s Consumer Products Group, which encompassed the Fram, Prestone,and Autolite businesses to the Rank Group. That business is now operating as the Fram Group.
Honeywell Transportation Systems is probably best known in the aftermarket as the supplier of Bendix brand brake friction.
Rabiller joined Honeywell in 2002 after several years with Renault. He has served Honeywell Transportation Systems in several executive positions including his most recent as the vice president of Sourcing, and previously as vice president of Sales for Passenger Vehicles and director of marketing for Turbo Technologies Europe. He will report to Honeywell Transportation Systems President and CEO Alex Ismail.
>Honeywell expects the aftermarket business to continue to grow, already representing more than one-fourth of the sales in Transportation Systems. Honeywell Transportation Systems reported in January increased 2011 sales across its business of more than $3.8 billion vs. nearly $3.2 billion in 2010.
“As we see increased global growth for our aftermarket business, it is essential that we create an organization focused on customer service with the right resources and organizational structure needed to succeed in this competitive industry,” said Rabiller. “Honeywell’s new aftermarket organization will allow us to serve our turbocharger and brake component distributors with a dedicated, end-to-end cross functional and cross-business structure.”