February 21, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Volkswagen, OEM, Leadership, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, People, Daimler Trucks North America
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.
Tags: Leadership, Denso, People
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.
Tags: Leadership, Meritor, People
February 20, 2014 - Industry News
Sandeep Kar has been recently promoted to the role of global director of research for Frost & Sullivan’s Automotive and Transportation industry research group.
Tags: Leadership, Frost & Sullivan, People
Continental Tire the Americas has appointed new management to its Commercial Vehicle Tire group, which encompasses medium radial truck tires and commercial specialty tires.
Tags: Continental, Leadership, Tires, Wheels, People
February 13, 2014 - Industry News
Karmak Inc., specialists in profit improvement for the heavy-duty industry, introduces Lisa McCloud as Director of Marketing.
Tags: Leadership, People, Karmak
February 10, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Leadership, People, Con-Way, Con-way Truckload
February 9, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Leadership, People, Hogebuilt
February 5, 2014 - Industry News
Online freight marketplace uShip announced Internet travel marketplace, ecommerce and retail finance veteran Bob Bearden has joined the company as chief financial officer.
Tags: Leadership, uShip, People
February 4, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Leadership, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford, People
January 29, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Leadership, People
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.
Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket, People, GenNext
January 28, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: ATD, Leadership
January 27, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Leadership, SKF
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.
Tags: Leadership, AxleTech International
January 24, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Leadership, Con-way Inc.
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.
Tags: Leadership, TMD Friction
January 23, 2014 - Industry News
Richard Kolodziej has announced that he will be retiring as president of NGVAmerica. Kolodziej, 67, has been the organization's president since 1995.
Tags: NGVAmerica, Leadership, People, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles
January 22, 2014 - Industry News
Karmak Inc. introduces Mike York as vice president of operations and Scott Elbring as vice president of sales.
Tags: Leadership, Karmak
Fleet Brake announced that Greg Jordan has joined the Calgary-based distributor. Jordan joins Fleet Brake in the position of Senior Business Development Manager.
Tags: Leadership, Fleet Brake
January 21, 2014 - Industry News
Cadec Global has added two industry veterans to its senior management team: Eric Witty has joined as vice president, product management, and Brent Goldstein has joined as vice president, software engineering. Each has 20-plus years experience working in the wireless and fleet management industries.
Tags: Leadership, Cadec
January 17, 2014 - Industry News
SmartDrive Systems announced that Michael Stapleton and Kelley Overton have joined its management team as vice president of regional sales and director of regional sales, respectively.
Tags: Leadership, SmartDrive Systems
January 14, 2014 - Industry News
Curtis J. Shewchuk, Con-way's Chief Security Officer, has been appointed chairman of the American Trucking Associations' Homeland Security Policy Committee.
Tags: ATA, Leadership, Con-way Inc.
Accuride Corp. announced that it is realigning its Sales & Marketing organization as part of the continued streamlining of the company’s management and cost structure.
Tags: Leadership, Accuride
January 9, 2014 - Industry News
The Alamo Group Inc. has announced the appointment of Matt Hood as VP of Sales and Marketing of its Leavenworth, Kansas-based Division, Henke Manufacturing.
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