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May 19, 2015 - Industry News

East Names New National Platform Sales Manager

Douglas Kenney. Photo courtesy East.

East Manufacturing appointed Douglas Kenney as its National Platform Sales Manager, responsible for fleet sales in North America.

Tags: Trailers, People, East Manufacturing

May 14, 2015 - Industry News

University Establishes Award Honoring Mike Pennington

D. Mike Pennington passed away Dec. 5, 2014. Photo: PenNotes LLC

The University of Memphis has established an award named in honor of alumnus Mike Pennington, a well-known figure in the trucking industry who recently passed away at the age of 64.

Tags: HDMA, Awards, Memphis, People

May 7, 2015 - Industry News

Bendix Appoints New President and CEO

Berend Bracht, Bendix's new president and CEO Photo courtesy of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has appointed Berend Bracht as president and CEO and a member of its executive board, effective July 1, 2015.

Tags: Leadership, Bosch, People, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

April 29, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Heavy Truck Marketer Jeff Kahn Dies

Jeff Kahn Photo via Havas Formula

Jeff Kahn, probably best known in the industry for his work at Ford Heavy Truck introducing the Ford Aeromax, has died at age 74.

Tags: Obituary, Ford, People, Marketing

April 29, 2015 - Industry News

Meritor Shuffles Executives and Names New CEO

Jeffrey A. Craig, Meritor's new CEO Photo: Meritor

Meritor named President and Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey A. Craig the company's new CEO, succeeding Ivor J. Evans.

Tags: Meritor, People, CEO

April 22, 2015 - Industry News

Persson Out, Scania’s Lundstedt in as Volvo Group’s Chief

Martin Lundstedt.  Photo: Sven-Erik Lindstrand

AB Volvo’s board of directors has named a Scania executive, Martin Lundstedt, as the president and chief executive officer of the Volvo Group, replacing Olof Persson, who has led the group for almost four years but is out immediately. Volvo Group is the corporate parent of Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks in North America.

Tags: Volvo Group, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, People

February 9, 2015 - Industry News

Penske Appoints Head of Renamed Dealership Business

Richard Shearing, President of Penske Commercial Vehicles. Photo courtesy of Penske

Penske Automotive Group appointed industry veteran Richard Shearing as the president of its commercial vehicle dealership business.

Tags: Penske, Dealership, People, Daimler Trucks North America

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Western Star Names New General Manager

Kelley Platt is succeeding Michael Jackson as the Western Star general manager. Photo courtesy of DTNA

Michael Jackson is retiring as general manager of Western Star Truck Sales after 10 years with Daimler Trucks North America. He is being succeeded by Kelley Platt.

Tags: Retirement, Leadership, Western Star, People, Daimler Trucks North America

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Yokohama Makes Leadership Changes

Several organizational changes were made within Yokohama Tire Corporation announced Takaharu Fushimi, CEO of Yokohama Corporation of North America.

Tags: Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp., People, Promotions

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Bridgestone Commercial Announces New Marketing Head

Marshall Hyzdu,vice president of marketing for the Commercial Tire Division at BATO. Photo: Bridgestone Commercial

Bridgestone Commercial hired Marshall Hyzdu as the vice president of marketing, taking over initiatives for OTR and commercial truck and bus product brands including Bridgestone, Firestone, Bandag and Dayton.

Tags: Leadership, People, Tires and Wheels, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

Bendix Names Kemer VP, General Manager, Valves and Modules

John Kemer

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems appointed John Kemer vice president and general manager, Valves and Modules. Kemer also becomes the newest member of the Bendix Leadership Committee and joins the two-person Controls Governance Board.

Tags: Bendix, People

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

Grote Industries Hires New VP of Engineering

Michael R. Henderson, vice president of engineering at Grote Industries. Photo courtesy of Grote.

Grote Industries has hired Michael R. Henderson as its vice president of engineering. Henderson will be responsible for all Grote Engineering and be tasked with implementing the company’s new product development process.

Tags: Leadership, Lighting, Grote, People

January 9, 2015 - Industry News

Carlyle Group Buys Back AxleTech

Mary Petrovich, a former CEO of AxleTech from 2002-2011, will rejoin the firm as executive chairman. Joe Mejaly, who joined the company in May 2014 as general manager, will serve as AxleTech International’s CEO.

Tags: Leadership, People, Mergers & Acquisitions, AxleTech International, Carlyle Group

January 9, 2015 - Industry News

Holman Names New Community Affairs Manager

The Holman Automotive Group, parent company of 25 businesses ranging from auto dealerships to truck upfitting and ARI fleet management, named Steve Holman manager of community affairs.

Tags: Charity, Fleet Leasing, Upfitter, People, Holman Automotive

January 5, 2015 - Industry News

Hankook Appoints New President of American Operations

Hee-se Ahn, President of Hankook Tire America Corp. Photo courtesy of Hankook Tire.

Hankook Tire appointed Hee-se Ahn as the president of Hankook Tire America Corp., effective Jan. 1. Ahn will also function as the company’s chief operating officer for business operations throughout the Americas.

Tags: Hankook Tire America Corp., Leadership, Tires, People

December 2, 2014 - Industry News

Eaton Names President of North American Truck Business

Photo: Eaton Corp.

Truck component manufacturer Eaton Corp. announced on Tuesday Pavan Pattada has been named president of the company’s North American truck business beginning the first of next year.

Tags: Eaton Corp., People

November 17, 2014 - Industry News

Cummins Names New Components Group President

Cummins Inc. named Tracy Embree as the company’s president of the components group, moving on from her post as the president of Cummins turbo technologies. The move will be effective on January 1, 2015.

Tags: Cummins, Promotion, People

November 6, 2014 - Industry News

Navistar COO Retires Amid Leadership Reshuffle

Jack Allen, former executive vice president and COO of Navistar Photo via Navistar.

Navistar announced it is restructuring its senior leadership team, along with the retirement of Jack Allen, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Tags: Navistar, People

October 27, 2014 - Industry News

Eaton Names New VP of Technology

Gerard DeVito. Photo: Eaton.

Eaton named Gerard DeVito vice president of technology for the Vehicle Group. The promotion will be effective on Nov. 1, 2015.

Tags: Technology, Eaton, People

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

Chrysler Appoints New Head of Ram Trucks

Robert Hegbloom, Head of Ram Truck Brand

Chrysler Group has appointed Robert Hegbloom as the new Head of Ram Truck Brand.

Tags: Ram, People, Chrysler

August 6, 2014 - Industry News

Fontaine Fifth Wheel Group Names New President

Marmon Highway Technologies has named Ken Kelley group president of its Fontaine Fifth Wheel companies, including Fontaine Fifth Wheel, Fontaine Parts Connection, Fontaine Coupling Solutions and Fontaine Fifth Wheel Europe.

Tags: Marmon Highway Technologies, People, Fontaine Fifth Wheel

August 4, 2014 - Industry News

Mack Trucks Appoints New Regional Vice President

Mack Trucks recently named Martin Kleker regional vice president for the U.S. Central Region. Photo via Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks named Martin Kleker regional vice president for the U.S. Central Region.

Tags: Mack Trucks, People, EEL

July 22, 2014 - Industry News

Former Omnitracs Executive Norm Ellis Named I.D. Systems COO

Ellis will be responsible for I.D. Systems' operations, including sales, marketing, customer service, implementation and support for the company’s wireless machine-to-machine asset management systems.

Tags: Information Technology, I.D. Systems, People

July 14, 2014 - Industry News

Cummins Names Additions to Executive Team

Cummins Inc. recently named Amy Adams vice president and general manager of Cummins Emission Solutions and Srikanth Padmanabhan vice president, Heavy Duty MidRange Light Duty, a segment of the engine business.

Tags: Cummins, Diesel Engines, People

July 10, 2014 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Group Changes up Executive, Aftermarket Teams

Ohio-based Commercial Vehicle Group has hired a Caterpillar veteran to manage its business and has realigned its aftermarket business.

Tags: Commercial Vehicle Group, People

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