Human Resources and Manufacturing

Hadley names CEO

August 31, 2015
| By Pat Evans |
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Thomas Bronz
Thomas Bronz. Courtesy Hadley

A supplier to the commercial vehicle industry has a new president and CEO.

Hadley in Grandville said this month that it has named Thomas Bronz to the role, following the retirment of Robert Dubsky.

The announcement was made by Hadley’s chairman and principal of Humphrey Companies, John Humphrey. Humphrey Companies is the parent company of Hadley.

“The strength of Bob’s character and commitment to Hadley was evident as he sought and obtained a qualified successor in Tom,” Humphrey said.

“Tom brings with him extensive experience in general management, strategic planning, product planning and business development. He has shown that he has the strategic vision needed to ensure Hadley’s success in the commercial vehicle products marketplace.”

Dubsky added that Bronz's "industry knowledge, management skills and leadership abilities will be of tremendous value to Hadley in the coming years."

“I’m confident that Hadley has chosen the ideal candidate for continued success,” Dubsky said.

Hadley said the skills Bronz has developed throughout his career will be crucial to growing the company’s Smart products line, including SmartValve and Digital Signage for transit vehicles.

Dubsky will remain involved as president emeritus, with a role to help strengthen customer relations on the West Coast and in Europe.


With more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing, Bronz most recently served as president of Tramec Sloan, a supplier to heavy-duty trucks and trailers.

Previously, he was in leadership roles at Brunswick and Haldex.

Bronz has an M.B.A. in marketing and finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, along with a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University.


Dubsky began with Hadley in 1994 as VP of sales and marketing.

During his tenure, Hadley increased revenue and expanded product lines from air horns and leveling valves to include mirror systems, electronic height control systems and interior systems for transit vehicles, motorcoaches and light rail.

“Bob’s accomplishments with Hadley go well beyond revenue numbers,” Humphrey said. “He fostered the pioneering spirit and talents of our teams, leading to the development of innovative technologies and Smart products.”

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