February 21, 2014
The former head of Daimler Trucks, who left the company last month after less than a year of overseeing Mercedes Benz cars and vans at parent company Daimler AG, will be taking over responsibility for commercial vehicles at Volkswagen AG.
Denso has added Frank Jenkins in the heavy duty marketing group as senior manager, where he will direct heavy-duty sales, marketing, product and business development activities for the Americas.
Meritor announced two executive appointments in its commercial truck and industrial business. Joe Plomin has been named president, international, Europe and Asia Pacific; Chris Villavarayan has been appointed president, Americas, responsible for the company’s North and South America truck, defense and specialty businesses.
February 20, 2014
Sandeep Kar has been recently promoted to the role of global director of research for Frost & Sullivan’s Automotive and Transportation industry research group.
Continental Tire the Americas has appointed new management to its Commercial Vehicle Tire group, which encompasses medium radial truck tires and commercial specialty tires.
February 13, 2014
Karmak Inc., specialists in profit improvement for the heavy-duty industry, introduces Lisa McCloud as Director of Marketing.
February 10, 2014
Con-way Inc. has announced that Joseph M. Dagnese has been named president of Con-way Truckload, the company's full truckload subsidiary, succeeding Saul Gonzalez.
February 9, 2014
Hogebuilt announces the appointment of Kyle Denu to company president. Denu joined the company in October of 2012 as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
February 5, 2014
Online freight marketplace uShip announced Internet travel marketplace, ecommerce and retail finance veteran Bob Bearden has joined the company as chief financial officer.
February 4, 2014
Rob Stevens has accepted a position with Roush CleanTech. As the new vice president of strategy, Stevens will spearhead future product and customer strategy. He brings expertise in engineering, product and business development, alternative fuel vehicles, and fleet operations to the company.
January 29, 2014
TMD promoted Tony Croy to managing director, NAFTA. In this position he is responsible for TMD’s business units in Canada, Mexico and the United States, including all commercial, engineering and manufacturing operations serving TMD’s OE and replacement part friction business.
A new group of heavy-duty trucking aftermarket leaders have formed a new organization, GenNext, to educate, mentor and recruit the next generation of aftermarket leaders.
January 28, 2014
Eric Jorgensen, president and CEO of JX Enterprises in Hartland, Wis., is the new chairman of the American Truck Dealers. He replaces Dick Witcher, chief executive officer of Minuteman Trucks in Walpole, Mass., who served as chairman for two years.
January 27, 2014
SKF has announced the appointment of Tom O’Brien as president of SKF vehicle service market, North America business unit, effective immediately. O’Brien previously served as the interim president for SKF VSM, North America following the death of Mike McGrath in October.
Joseph (Joe) L. Mejaly has been appointed vice president and general manager of AxleTech International, a General Dynamics company. AxleTech develops and manufactures axles, brakes and suspension systems for off-highway and specialty vehicles.
January 24, 2014
The Board of Directors of Con-way Inc. announced a transition in board leadership in which Dr. W. Keith Kennedy, Jr., who has served as Con-way’s Chairman of the Board since 2004, will step down and be succeeded by Roy W. Templin, a current member of the company’s board.
Fabio Jurchaks has been promoted to director of sales & engineering, NAFTA at TMD Friction. Fabio is responsible for the commercial, marketing and engineering organization and activities servicing TMD’s OE, OES and replacement part friction business in Canada and the USA.
January 23, 2014
Richard Kolodziej has announced that he will be retiring as president of NGVAmerica. Kolodziej, 67, has been the organization's president since 1995.
January 22, 2014
Karmak Inc. introduces Mike York as vice president of operations and Scott Elbring as vice president of sales.
Fleet Brake announced that Greg Jordan has joined the Calgary-based distributor. Jordan joins Fleet Brake in the position of Senior Business Development Manager.
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