Effective August 1, 2014, Chuck Byrnes is the new President of General Bearing Corporation, manufacturer of Hyatt Bearings, the leading bearing manufacturer in the heavy duty wheel end market place. Chuck stated that he is “determined to retain and grow General/Hyatt’s position as the highest volume commercial vehicle wheel end bearing producer.” Chuck joined General Bearing in March of this year and has spent the past several months visiting major customers and establishing himself within the General/Hyatt organization.
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.
The General Bearing/Hyatt community is excited about the addition of Chuck Byrnes; he is fully equipped to capture and manage significant growth opportunities in his new role.