Marathon Brake Systems announced it has appointed Scott Simmonds as its new president.
Simmonds will be replacing Bob Hicks, who has served as Marathon’s president for the last 12 years. In his new role, Simmonds will be responsible for guiding all aspects of Marathon Brake Systems North American business.
Simmonds comes to Marathon from SKF Inc. where he spent 13 years, most recently as VP of Heavy Duty Sales. During his tenure at SKF, Simmonds was responsible for a wide range of sales functions, including directing SKF’s U.S. field sales team, Canadian representative organizations, SKF’s inside sales team, and customer service group.
Simmonds also planned and developed pricing, branding and product strategies, as well as working with the company’s distribution channel partners. He also worked with SKF product development, production, marketing, and warehousing operations.
Prior to his time at SKF, Simmonds worked at Champion Laboratories for 17 years in a variety of domestic and international sales positions.