Bendix appoints new supply chain excellence VP

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has appointed Mike Pogorelc vice president, supply chain excellence.

"Mike epitomises a leader who has come up through the ranks, distinguishing himself in every role at Bendix providing strong and experienced leadership and ensuring our company is optimally prepared for growth," said Bendix COO, Carlos Hungria.

"We are excited he has taken on his newest role. Bendix is confident he and his team will be key to driving a successful supply chain organisation for our business."

At the Huntington site, Pogorelc has been instrumental in expanding the scope of the operation now encompassing a four-building campus.

Among its achievements, in 2017, the site was named to Paccar's list of premier suppliers which meet the OE's quality expectation of ten PPM for parts and components. The distinction is earned by lowering PPM, or product defects expressed in Parts Per Million, to below ten.

Bendix reduced its PPM in Huntington to just below four. In another instance of quality recognition for Huntington, the Bendix facility finished first in 2014 and fifth in 2016 for the prestigious global KB-Truck Knorr Excellence Award, given by the Munich, Germany-based Knorr-Bremse (KB) Group. The award recognises the top plant among all of KB's world-class truck facilities in critical performance areas, including business, customer, people, society and supplier.

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