18th December 2017

Jacobs Vehicle Systems® (JVS), the world’s leading manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engine retarding systems and valve actuation mechanisms, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Dennis Gallagher as President.

As president, Gallagher will direct all facets of JVS’s global operations while meeting the customers’ and JVS’s short- and long-term strategic initiatives.

“We are confident that Dennis will bring a combination of keen business acumen and strong leadership skills to our organisation,” stated Pat Murphy, Senior Vice President Fortive Automation & Specialty and Sensing Technologies.

Gallagher’s background consists of over 25 years of experience within Danaher and Fortive companies including Dover, Danaher Motion, and Pacific Scientific in which he held various positions of increasing responsibility ranging from engineering, sales, and marketing.  Most recently, he served as Vice President and General Manager for Kollmorgen in the European, Middle Eastern, African, and Indian markets while residing in Germany.

“Jacobs Vehicle Systems has a great history with a very talented and dedicated team,” said Gallagher.  “I am excited to build on that history as we continue to evolve to meet the needs of the global market and to apply the Fortive Business System to drive continuous improvements across all aspects of the business, including customer-focused quality and delivery core value drivers.”

Gallagher, originally from Boston, MA, is a graduate of the University of Lowell with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

Image – Mr. Dennis Gallagher

About Jacobs Vehicle Systems:

Jacobs Vehicle Systems is headquartered in Bloomfield, Conn., where it has a 25,000 square meter design, testing and manufacturing facility, with support sites in Europe, Japan, India as well as a manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China. Jake Brake® products are used by heavy and medium-duty diesel engine manufacturers globally. Registered to the ISO 14001 and TS16949 standards, Jacobs Vehicle Systems is the world’s leading producer of vehicle retarding and valve actuation technologies and can be found at jakebrake.com.