Component Manufacturers

Robert W Sitzwohl has been named vice-president and general manager — commercial vehicle wheels for Alcoa Wheel and Forged Products (AWFP), a business unit of Alcoa Inc. Previously, he served as general manager of Alcoa Wheel Products Europe.

Eaton Corp has appointed George T Nguyen vice-president/general manager of the Heavy Duty Transmission Division, and Kenneth F Davis vice-president/general manager of the Clutch Division. Nguyen joins Eaton from Honeywell International Inc, where he most recently served as vice-president and general manager of the Aerospace Hardware Products Group. He replaces James E Sweetnam, who has been elected Eaton senior vice-president and group executive for Truck Components. Davis, a 15-year sales and marketing veteran of Eaton, replaces DeWayne Egly, who has left Eaton to pursue other career interests.

Vicky Black has been promoted to general manager of Dana Corp's Commercial Vehicle Service Parts Division. Her most recent assignment was general manager for Dana's Spicer Heavy Systems Assembly Division. She succeeds the retiring Len Newblom, former vice-president and general manager of the Commercial Vehicle Service Parts Division.

Liftmoore Inc has named Mike Merritt regional sales manager for Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. He has worked the past seven years selling for a manufacturer of service bodies, toolboxes, and cranes.

ArvinMeritor Inc has appointed Debra Shumar vice-president — continuous improvement and quality. She previously was vice-president — quality. D Mike Pennington has been promoted to senior director — global marketing communications. He previously served as director of marketing communications — Americas.

R•O•M Corp has promoted David Dysart from Midwest territory manager to director of sales operations. The promotion moves him from the field to R•O•M headquarters in Belton MO.

Andrew T “Drew” Ason has been appointed president of Qualitor's Heavy Duty and Engine Control Group after the resignation of Gary Blackall. Ason previously was general manager of Hebco Products.

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