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April 17, 2014 - Industry News

IPD's Jack Lorimer Retires After 44 Years

Long time automotive aftermarket and heavy-duty industry executive, John. F. Lorimer retired on April 1, after 44 years in the industry.

Tags: People, IPD

April 14, 2014 - Industry News

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Appoints New President

John Boynton

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, part of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, announced that John Boynton, currently vice president, sales, BCS, has been promoted to the position of president, BCS, effective immediately.

Tags: People, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions

April 10, 2014 - Industry News

New State Legislation Director Joins OOIDA Staff

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced a new director of state legislative affairs. Mike Matousek will be responsible for tracking and analyzing state legislative initiatives and proactively fighting for the rights of all truckers within state legislatures.

Tags: OOIDA, People

April 9, 2014 - Industry News

Mack Trucks Names Brian Layman VP Business Development

Brian Layman

Mack Trucks named Brian Layman its new vice president of business development. In this newly created role, Layman will be responsible for product segmentation, development and management of sales programs, dealer measurements and new truck sales pricing and quoting activities for truck sales in North America.

Tags: Mack Trucks, People

April 8, 2014 - Industry News

Webb Wheel Severe Duty Announces Leadership Changes

Nate Nielsen

Webb Wheel Severe Duty has announced the appointments of Nate Nielsen as director of sales and Jeremy Zills to manager of engineering. These latest organizational changes at Webb Severe Duty are components in the strategic plans of the business unit to focus on premium value-add brake drum solutions for severe duty applications such as transit bus, motor coach, and refuse trucks.

Tags: Webb Wheel, People, Wheels

April 7, 2014 - Industry News

NationaLease Appoints Joe Puff VP of Truck Technology and Maintenance

NationaLease, the North American organization of full service truck leasing companies, has named Joe Puff as vice president of truck technology and maintenance, reporting to Dean Vicha, president of NationaLease.

Tags: NationaLease, People

April 2, 2014 - Industry News

Stemco Announces Leadership Changes

EnPro Industries announced that Jon Cox, currently president, Stemco, has been named EnPro chief innovation officer effective April 1. Cox will maintain his responsibilities leading Stemco as group president, but will also be responsible for driving innovation across all EnPro operations.

Tags: Stemco, EnPro, People

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Yokohama Names Funkhouser Director of Commercial Business

Yokohama Tire Corp. has promoted Dan Funkhouser to director of commercial dealer business, responsible for all commercial dealer and associated national account business.

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

March 20, 2014 - Industry News

Kurt Danielson Named U.S. & Canada President of Bridgestone Commercial Tire Sales

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has promoted Kurt Danielson to president, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales. In addition to his new position he also will assume the role of senior vice president, Bridgestone Americas.

Tags: Firestone, Leadership, Bridgestone, Tires, People

March 13, 2014 - Industry News

Matt Bogdan Promoted to AmeriQuest VP of Sales, Private Fleet Carrier Division

Matt Bogdan has been promoted to vice president of sales, private fleet and carrier division, for AmeriQuest Transportation Services, a provider of comprehensive fleet management services, financial solutions, and operational support services.

Tags: Leadership, AmeriQuest, People

March 13, 2014 - Industry News

Peterson’s Kristen Goodson named Vice President – Product Management

Peterson Manufacturing has appointed Kristen Goodson as vice president - product management. Goodson’s new role includes creating product strategies and recommendations, involvement in all product decisions, and coordinating crossfunctional team initiatives from initial product planning to engineering, tooling, manufacturing, packaging and sales launches.

Tags: Leadership, People, Peterson Manufacturing, Lighting

March 13, 2014 - Industry News

TMC Names Winner of Leadership Award and Excellence in Maintenance Supervision Award

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council recognized Brent Hilton, director of maintenance for Maverick Transportation, Little Rock, Ark., with its Peggy Fisher Study Group Leadership Award during the Council’s 2014 Annual Meeting, Mar. 10-13, in Nashville, Tenn.

Tags: ATA, TMC, Awards, People

March 11, 2014 - Industry News

TMC Elects Umphress as Next General Chairman, Names Officers, Directors

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Dan Umphress, vice president of maintenance and fleet services for A&R Logistics, was elected 2014-2015 general chairman and treasurer of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council during TMC’s 2014 Annual Meeting, now underway in Nashville, Tenn.

Tags: TMC, Technology & Maintenance Council, People, Associations

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

Hino Appoints George Daniels Senior VP - Sales and Customer Support

George Daniels

Hino Trucks announced the appointment of George Daniels to the position of senior vice president sales and customer support. Daniels succeeds Bob McDowell who is no longer with the company.

Tags: Leadership, Hino Trucks, People

March 5, 2014 - Industry News

YRC Freight Restructures, Board Member Resigns from YRC Worldwide

New YRC Freight president Darren Hawkins is shaking up things with the less-than-truckload carrier by reorganizing its management.

Tags: Leadership, Fleets, People, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight

March 3, 2014 - Industry News

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Names New Truck & Bus Marketing Director

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has promoted Matt Loos to director of truck & bus marketing, while Cassandra Kilareski joins the BCS marketing team as senior manager of marketing communications and digital.

Tags: Leadership, Bridgestone, People

February 27, 2014 - Industry News

Exaloy Announces New Company

Exaloy LLC announces that Tom Haughs, formerly with Tarpstop LLC, has a partnership in Exaloy as their vice president of sales and marketing/GM.

Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket, People, Exaloy

February 27, 2014 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Cuts Yearly Losses, Names New President of YRC Freight

The parent to several trucking companies including YRC Freight managed to squeeze out a profit in the final quarter of last year, but still lost money for all of 2013.

Tags: Leadership, Fleets, People, Earnings, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight

February 26, 2014 - Industry News

Don Lacy Retires After 25 Years at Prime Inc.

Don Lacy

Longtime Director of Safety Don Lacy is retiring on April 1 following a 25-year career at Prime Inc.

Tags: Safety, Driver Training, Leadership, People, Prime Inc.

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

Wabash National Corporation Announces New Management Assignments

Wabash National Corp. announced two management changes to support the company's ongoing strategic growth.

Tags: Leadership, Wabash, People

February 24, 2014 - Industry News

Lane Kidd Leaving Arkansas Trucking Association

Lane Kidd

Lane Kidd and the Arkansas Trucking Association are going separate ways. Kidd, 60, served as president of the association for 22 years. He said he is leaving to focus on The Kidd Group, a public affairs and investment group he founded last year. He also will continue to manage the Trucking Alliance.

Tags: Arkansas, Trucking Associations, Lane Kidd, Trucking Alliance, People

February 21, 2014 - Industry News

Former Daimler Truck Head Renschler Headed to Volkswagen

Andreas Renschler

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

February 21, 2014 - Industry News

Denso Expands Heavy Duty Management Team

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

February 21, 2014 - Industry News

Meritor Announces Executive Appointments in Commercial Truck

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

Frost & Sullivan Promotes Sandeep Kar

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

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