Pat Griffin has been named president of Marmon-Herrington, a unit of Berkhire Hathway’s Marmon Group.
Prior to joining Fontaine Modification last year, Griffin held executive leadership positions in engineering, quality, and Lean Six Sigma with Wabash National Corporation and Hayes Lemmerz International. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in welding engineering from The Ohio State University, and a Master of Arts in organizational management from Tusculum College.
“We are fortunate to have a person of Pat’s caliber to lead Marmon-Herrington into the future,” says Kent Finkbiner, group president of MHT Commercial Truck. “Having worked globally with both OEM and aftermarket providers in heavy-duty truck, automotive, and rail transportation markets, he brings a knowledge base which will serve us well.”
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Marmon-Herrington is a developer of drivetrain technology with roots dating back to the 1850s.
Originally formed in 1851 as the Nordyke and Marmon Machine Company, which specialized in the manufacture of flour mill machinery, the company entered the emerging auto industry around 1900. Today, the company offers durable axles and transfer cases for trucks and specialized vehicles, along with OEM solutions and installation kits. Its products are used in a wide range of applications, including military, forestry, mining and construction.
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