Haldex boss given prestigious industry honor

LAS VEGAS — Robert “Pete” Joy, president of Haldex Friction Brake, yesterday received the Triangle Award from the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and its heavy duty market association, the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), during the second annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas.

“Pete Joy deserves this special honor for his significant contributions to the heavy duty industry and HDMA,” said Tim Kraus, executive director of HDMA and vice-president of MEMA. “Pete has given countless hours of his personal time for the betterment of the industry. He was a driving force behind the establishment of HDAW, and he devoted most of his free-time during 2005 to preparations for the inaugural event (last) year,” he added.

The award was presented during the opening hour of HD Dialogue, HDMA’s annual business conference, which kicks-off the event.

Joy has been president of the Haldex Friction Business Unit since 2005. Prior to that, he was president of the North American Sales Division, responsible for all of Haldex CVS sales, marketing, distribution and remanufacturing activities in North America.

Past Triangle Award winners include the late Joseph M. Magliochetti of Dana Corp.; Tom Gallagher of Genuine Parts Co., Atlanta, Ga.; Robert H. Raff, MAAP; L. Gene Stohler of Masco Tech Inc.; Frederick J. Mancheski of Echlin Inc.; John M. Riess (then of The Gates Rubber Co.); Larry McCurdy (then of Moog Automotive); and Jack Reilly (then of Tenneco Automotive).

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