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February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Bendix Honors Gould with Leadership Excellence Award

2018 Excellence in Bendix Leadership Award honorees are joined by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems executive leadership. From left: Carlos Hungria, Barbara Gould, Juan Carlos “JC” Mellado, Sonia Meade, Berend Bracht and Joe McAleese. Photo: Bendix

Bendix has awarded its communications director Barbara Gould with its 2018 Excellence in Bendix Leadership award.

Tags: Leadership, Bendix, Awards, People

February 13, 2018 - Industry News

Neitzke to Lead Cummins On-Highway North American OEM Business

Rob Neitzke was selected to head the Cummins On-Highway North American OEM business. Photo: Cummins

Rob Neitzke, formerly chief of Cummins Westport, has been named executive director of Cummins' on-highway North American original equipment manufacturer business.

Tags: Cummins, Leadership, People

February 12, 2018 - Industry News

Trimble Makes Key Leadership Appointments in Mobility Division

Thomas Fansler (left) has been named president of Transportation Mobility, Jim Rodi (center) was appointed general manager of global markets, and Bryan Coyne (right) was named general manager of Transportation Mobility North America. Photo: Trimble Transportation Mobility

Thomas Fansler has been named president of Transportation Mobility, Jim Rodi was appointed general manager of global markets, and Bryan Coyne was named general manager of Transportation Mobility North America.

Tags: Leadership, Fleet Management Software, Software, Trimble, People

February 12, 2018 - Industry News

Nikola COO Perry Joins Suddath's Logistics Division

Scott Perry has joined Suddath Global Logistics, leaving The Nikola Motor Company. Photo: Suddath Global Logistics

Scott Perry, longtime Ryder System exec, has been named the president of Global Logistics for the Suddath Companies, after serving as the chief operating officer of Nikola Motor for only a few months.

Tags: Leadership, Ryder System, People, Nikola Motor Company

February 5, 2018 - Industry News

David Hartzel Named Head of Mack Defense

David Hartzell has been named president and CEO of Mack Defense - a position he had filled on an interim basis since September 2017. Photo: Mack Trucks

David Hartzell has been named president and chief executive officer of Mack Defense, three years after joining the Mack Trucks subsidiary.

Tags: Leadership, Military, Mack Trucks, People, Military Vehicles

February 1, 2018 - Industry News

ZF Appoints Scheider Chief Executive Officer

Wolf-Henning Scheider Photo: ZF Group

ZF Group has appointed Wolf-Henning Scheider as the automotive supplier’s new chief executive officer, succeeding Konstantin Sauer.

Tags: Leadership, People, ZF, Suppliers, Global

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Freightliner Custom Chassis Appoints Sather CEO

Jeff Sather will assume the role of president and CEO of Freightliner Customer Chassis Corp. effective Feb. 1. Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

Jeff Sather has accepted the position of president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America subsidiary Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner Custom Chassis, C-Suite

January 29, 2018 - Industry News

Smith Transport Selects Successor to Barry Smith as President

Todd Smith (left) is succeeding Barry Smith (right) as president of Smith Transport. Photo: Smith Transport

Smith Transport named Todd Smith president, succeeding Barry F. Smith, who has served the Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania-based trucking company since 1983.

Tags: Leadership, People, Fleet Management

January 29, 2018 - Industry News

Orr Promoted to President of CFI

CFI President Greg Orr Photo: CFI

Greg Orr has been promoted to president the North American full truckload carrier CFI, replacing previous president Tim Staroba.

Tags: Leadership, People, Truckload, CFI

January 29, 2018 - Industry News

Eberspaecher Names Riabstev President of North American Operations

Oleg Riabstev Photo: Eberspaecher

Eberspaecher North America announced that Oleg Riabstev has joined the company as head of its North American business.

Tags: Leadership, People, Eberspaecher

January 25, 2018 - Industry News

Vipar HD’s Crowley Inducted into Aftermarket Industry Hall of Fame

Steve Crowley, who retired as president and CEO of Vipar Heavy Duty in 2016, was inducted into the Aftermarket Industry Hall of Fame during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week. Photo: Denise Rondini

Steve Crowley, who retired as president and CEO of Vipar Heavy Duty in 2016, was inducted into the Aftermarket Industry Hall of Fame during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas.

Tags: Leadership, Vipar Heavy Duty, Awards, People, HDAW

January 16, 2018 - Industry News

Daseke Appoints CFO Company President

Chief financial officer Scott Wheeler, at right, became Daseke's new president, assuming the role from company founder Don Daseke, (at left). Wheeler will remain as Daseke's CFO while Daseke continues serving as company CEO and chairman. Kye Lee photo, courtesy of Daseke

Daseke has named Scott Wheeler president of the large network of open deck fleets. He assumes the role from founder Don Daseke, who stays on as CEO and chairman.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daseke Inc.

January 9, 2018 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Names Long Western Regional VP

Wade Long, Volvo Trucks North America regional vice president for the Western Region of the U.S. Photo: Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo Trucks North America has named Wade Long regional vice president for its Western U.S. region, overseeing business development and ongoing support for 40 dealer locations.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Leadership, People

January 8, 2018 - Industry News

CVSA’s Cordova Joins Zonar Compliance Team

Ron Cordova Photo: Zonar

Fleet management technology company Zonar has announced that Ron Cordova, former law enforcement officer and Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance president, would be joining its compliance team.

Tags: Leadership, Compliance, Zonar, People, CVSA, ELDs

January 8, 2018 - Industry News

OOIDA’s Jim Johnston Dies at 78

Jim Johnston Photo: OOIDA

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has announced that Jim Johnston, its long serving leader, has passed away at the age of 78 after more than a year-long battle with lung cancer.

Tags: Leadership, Obituary, OOIDA, People, Owner Operators, Associations

January 4, 2018 - Industry News

Yokohama Tire Announces Major Corporate Changes

Jeff Barna Photo: YTC

Yokohama Tire Corporation announced three major organizational promotions effective immediately, bringing in new leadership for different divisions of the tiremaker.

Tags: Yokohama, Leadership, Tires, People

January 4, 2018 - Industry News

Harbor Trucking Association Promotes LaBar to CEO

The Harbor Trucking Association has promoted Executive Director Weston LaBar to the position of Chief Executive Officer, which is a new position for the organization.

Tags: Leadership, People, Ports, Port Trucking, Drayage, HTA

January 2, 2018 - Industry News

Langley Named President of Dart Holding, Highway Sales, and Logistics

James Langley Photo: Dart Transit

James Langley has been promoted to president of the Dart Holding Company, Highway Sales, and Logistics companies, according to a press release from Dart Network Chairman Donald Oren.

Tags: Leadership, People, Dart Transit

December 22, 2017 - Industry News

Stemco Promotes Stuhr to Aftermarket Sales Director for Americas

Component manufacturer Stemco has promoted Chip Stuhr to the position of director of aftermarket sales, Americas.

Tags: Leadership, People, Stemco

December 19, 2017 - Industry News

Michelin Taps Clark to Head North America Unit

Scott Clark Photo: Michelin

Michelin Group has named Scott Clark as the new chairman and president of Michelin North America, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Tags: Michelin, Leadership, People

December 18, 2017 - Industry News

Wabash National Chief Giromini to Step Down in June

Richard Giromini Photo: Wabash National

Wabash National CEO Richard J. Giromini has informed the company of his intention to step down on June 1, 2018.

Tags: Leadership, Trailers, People, Wabash National

December 7, 2017 - Industry News

Allison Transmission Promotes Szalavari to Lead Global Marketing

Otto Szalavari Photo: Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission has announced the promotion of Otto Szalavari to managing director of global marketing, a position the company said is instrumental in driving its growth strategy.

Tags: Leadership, Allison Transmission, People, Marketing, Global

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

FCCC Head Carson Named to Lead Western Star Trucks

David Carson Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America has announced that David Carson, current president of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, has been appointed president of Western Star Trucks and chief diversity officer of DTNA.

Tags: China, Leadership, Western Star, People, Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner Custom Chassis

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

FTR Appoints Vise as VP in Charge of Trucking Reports

Avery Vise Photo courtesy of FTR

FTR has appointed Avery Vise as its vice president, trucking research, responsible for the content of all trucking oriented reports, publications, and analyses.

Tags: Leadership, People, FTR, Market Analysis

December 1, 2017 - Industry News

Cummins Westport Names New President, Makes Board Changes

Bart van Aerle has been appointed president of CWI, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Photo via LinkedIn.

Bart van Aerle has been appointed president of Cummins Westport Inc. The company has also appointed a new board chair and elected new members to the board.

Tags: Cummins, Leadership, Natural Gas Engines, People, Cummins Westport, Westport

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