After ten plus years of valuable and accomplished leadership, Tom Uhlig, GBC President, has announced his retirement, to be effective Q4, 2014. Tom’s contribution to the growth and achievements of GBC has been immeasurable.
As of 3/3/14, Chuck Byrnes started in the position of Executive Vice President of General Bearing Corporation, and will work side by side with Tom for several months before assuming the full responsibilities of the President’s position.
Chuck’s bearing background and knowledge of the heavy duty truck and automotive markets, as well as industrial distribution and HDD are a great fit for GBC. Most recently, Chuck was Senior V.P. Sales and Marketing for Accuride Corporation, a leading supplier of components to the commercial vehicle industry. Preceding that role, he spent over 25 years in the bearing business with Torrington/Timken. His background includes a variety of domestic and international executive positions in sales and operations.
Chuck holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh and completed the Executive Development for Global Excellence program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
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