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Meritor Inc has appointed Barry Eckel director, OEM sales & Canada, as a member of the Meritor DriveForce team. Eckel previously was director, OEM sales and will retain his current OEM account responsibilities. Meritor also appointed Stephen Murphy district manager, eastern Quebec and Atlantic Canada, Meritor DriveForce. He most recently served with TRANSX and Volvo/Mack Trucks Canada.

SAF-Holland Canada announced that Darrin Young has been promoted to the newly created position of trailer OEM key accounts manager. Jim Murphy has been recruited to serve as a sales and service representative for western Ontario and the Maritime Provinces. Young will transition from his former position as a regional sales and service representative, in which he served for 11 years. For the past 2-1/2 years, Murphy served as Canadian director of sales for the Motor Wheel Corporation.

Roger Crawford has been promoted to president of Fontaine Fifth Wheel-North America OEM. Todd Shelton joins Fontaine Parts Connection as president, joined by Larry Stone as vice-president of business development. Crawford served as president of Fontaine Parts Connection since 2008. Shelton comes from sister company Fontaine Spray Suppression, where he served as vice-president of sales and marketing since 2010. Stone comes from Marmon Highway Technologies, which he joined in June 2011 as vice-president of technology marketing.

Peterson Manufacturing and its Maxi-Seal Harness Systems division have announced two executive promotions. Tom Lynch, formerly a senior quality engineer at Peterson, moves up to manager-OEM accounts. Kevin Cornelius has been named the new general manager of Maxi-Seal. He joined the division as engineering manager in 2009.

Vanair has named Jon Rice director of quality. He brings experience and education in management, quality management, supplier development, ISO, and lean manufacturing to the position.

Phillips Industries has hired Perry Criscuolo as Mid Atlantic Territory sales manager. Most recently, he served as regional sales manager for Ancra International Cargo Systems Division managing a 13-state territory.

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