Clarkson Grad Named New Leader Of Air Brake

Clarkson Grad Named New Leader Of Air Brake

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New York Air Brake officially announced its appointment of Ulisses Camilo as president and CEO. Camilo will succeed current president and CEO Michael Hawthorne, who has accepted the position of president and CEO at Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, a sister company within the Knorr-Bremse Group.

Camilo has worked nearly two decades – out of an accomplished 34-year career – in the rail marketplace, most recently as managing director – Rail & Transit Sector for Atkins NA, a SNC-Lavalin Company. He held similar senior leadership roles at Faiveley Transport NA, Parsons Transportation Group, Vossloh NA, and Alstom Transportation.

Camilo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from the State University of New York – Geneseo; a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam; and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University.

Outgoing leader Hawthorne joined NYAB in 1995 after posts at Raytheon and General Electric. He has served as president and CEO since 2012, overseeing expansion of the company’s technology footprint, product portfolio, and revenue base. Prior to that, he spent a decade as director of New York Air Brake’s Irving, Texas-based Train Dynamic Systems division. TDS is the worldwide leading industry expert in train dynamics.

NYAB is a member of the Munich, Germany-based Knorr-Bremse Group, the world’s preeminent manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles.

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