US Tarp Inc., a leading manufacturer of load containment and cargo protection tarping systems and aftermarket parts for tarp systems, is pleased to announce that Thomas J. Bronz has been named President & CEO. Tom joins US Tarp with over 20 years of commercial vehicle industry experience including leadership roles with Sloan Transportation Products, Hadley Products, SAFHolland and Haldex.
Bronz has extensive experience in product development, sales and marketing, and operations management. Prior to coming to US Tarp, Bronz was Director of Aftermarket Sales at SAF-Holland, his second stint with the company after their Neway Anchorlok brand suspension controls business was sold to Haldex, where he was General Manager of Suspension Controls.
In 2014, Bronz became President & CEO of Hadley Products, transforming the business to be operated more efficiently. In 2010, Bronz lead the turnaround of Sloan Transportation Products, where he re-energized its product portfolio and converted it to a successful standalone company.
2006 found Bronz as the Director of High Performance Product Development for Brunswick Corp. While at Brunswick, Bronz lead the development of a new fiberglass product line in addition to implementing a more rigorous product development process.
Residing in Holland, Mich., Bronz holds a BSME from Michigan Tech and earned an MBA from the JL Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
With the largest database in the industry, containing over 1.8 million fleet contact records, TDS’ online access provides the most up-to-date information in the industry. Updated every 24 hours, it enables companies to search for fleets by size and locations with street view maps, makes and models of equipment, commodities carried, equipment inspected, SmartWay and CARB TRU registered, CSA scores, FMCSA authority history, safety ratings, insurance information and more.
“We’re thrilled to bring Tom’s extensive industry knowledge and leadership experience to US Tarp,” said Dan Broos, Board of Directors.
“We have a tremendous growth opportunity ahead of us,” said Bronz. “By getting closer to our OEM and aftermarket customers and providing custom engineering and distribution solutions to their needs, the sky is the limit for US Tarp.”
In addition to Tom Bronz, the leadership team of US Tarp includes co-founder Todd Martinson; Ashley Hanko, Director of Sales; Marti Kupres, Product Development; and Steve Moerdyk, VP and Controller.