Link expands industry expertise with the appointment of Mark Molitor and David Shrader.
Sioux Center, Iowa, USA (May 18, 2021) – Link Mfg., Ltd., the leader in specialty engineered suspensions, announced that it has expanded its sales team to include two industry veterans, Mark Molitor and David Shrader.
Link Mfg., Ltd., has appointed Mark Molitor to the position of Senior Product Manager of Chassis Suspensions. Mark brings more than 25 years of experience with engineering in the heavy-duty trucking industry. Prior to his appointment at Link, Molitor held several roles with SAF-Holland including: Vice President Product Engineering, Americas and Vice President Product Engineering, Powered Vehicle Systems Business Unit. His educational credentials include a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Western Michigan University.
“Mark delivers exceptional industry knowledge and insight,” said Jim Huls, president of Link Manufacturing. “His complete understanding of the heavy-duty truck and trailer market will benefit Link as we strive for continued product innovation, market share growth and to provide outstanding products to every customer.”
Link Mfg., Ltd., has entered into an agreement with David Shrader from the manufacturing representative agency NW Heavy Duty to lead Link’s sales efforts with Volvo Trucks. Shrader brings more than 25 years of experience in the medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicle markets in North America and overseas, along with strong connections at Volvo Trucks to his new role for Link. Shrader’s educational credentials include Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, along with an MBA in Technology Management.
“David has a wealth of industry knowledge and success,” Huls said. “Like Link, David is driven to outperform, dedicated putting customers first. His passion and industry experience will be significant in expanding our OEM relationships and increasing our market share.”
About Link Mfg., Ltd.
Link develops and manufactures a variety of suspensions, air controls and specialty products, engineered to address the unique needs of commercial vehicle, trailer, motorcoach, transit bus, shuttle bus, recreational vehicle and specialty vehicle markets. Link is the worldwide leader in heavy-duty truck cab air suspensions marketed under the brand name Cabmate. The company is also a leading innovator in vehicle air management and dynamic air suspension control technologies marketed under the brand names SmartValve, Smart Air Management Systems (SAMS), and Road Optimized Innovations (ROI). With manufacturing locations in the United States and Canada and distribution in Europe, Link Mfg., Ltd. is an IATF 16949 and ISO 14001: 2015 (EMS) certified company whose primary products include cab, auxiliary, and chassis suspensions, including heavy vocational, off-highway and air suspension management technologies. Link also makes specialty products such as tire pressure equalization systems, ramps and other products designed to enhance the productivity of commercial vehicles.
Link and Cabmate are registered trademarks of Link Mfg., Ltd.
Road Optimized Innovations, ROI, SmartValve and Smart Air Management System (SAMS) are trademarks of Link Mfg., Ltd.