WABCO Holdings Inc.

WABCO Holdings Inc.

April 03, 2012 07:00 ET

WABCO Appoints Jean-Paul Montupet to Board of Directors, Further Diversifying Board's Experience

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - April 3, 2012) - WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that on March 28, 2012 its board of directors increased the size of the board to 10 members and appointed Jean-Paul L. Montupet to fill the new position. Mr Montupet's appointment is effective as of April 1, 2012.

Mr Montupet is Executive Vice President at Emerson (NYSE:EMR), a global leader in technology and engineering that serves industrial, commercial and consumer markets. Mr Montupet is responsible for the Industrial Automation Business and President of Emerson Europe. Mr Montupet is also Non-Executive Chairman of PartnerRe (NYSE:PRE)(EURONEXT:PRE), a leading global reinsurer. In addition, Mr Montupet is a director of Lexmark International (NYSE:LXK), a leading provider of imaging products and services.

"This appointment will further diversify our board's global experience as we continue to pursue our three-pillar strategy of technology leadership, globalization and excellence in execution," said Jacques Esculier, WABCO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Jean-Paul Montupet has extensive engineering knowledge and multicultural management experience as we continue to globalize our passion for innovation."


WABCO (NYSE:WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. For over 140 years, WABCO has pioneered breakthrough electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking, stability and transmission automation systems supplied to the world's leading commercial truck, trailer and bus manufacturers. With sales of $2.8 billion in 2011, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.

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