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Ridewell Suspensions has added Paul Bannick to its engineering team to work primarily with trailer suspension products and air controls/pneumatics. He graduated from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in May 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.

Tom Rosser, Ed Bolis, Garrett Funk, and Timothy Oddy have joined Jost International, reporting directly to Rich Carroll, vice-president-sales and marketing. Rosser joins Jost in the newly created position of director of OEM business development. He previously was vice-president, Southern Region for Mill Steel of Birmingham AL. Bolis, Jost's new Northeast regional manager, most recently was district sales manager for Mack Trucks responsible for 13 distributor locations. Funk, Jost's new Northwest regional manager, most recently was West Region manager for The Penray Companies. Oddy, the new Central regional manager, comes to Jost after most recently serving in outside part sales for Central Michigan Kenworth. Jost also has promoted Gary Pothoff to director of service and warranty.

Grote Industries announced that Robert “Jim” Holmes has accepted the position of southeastern OEM regional sales manager. He has 15 years of experience in OEM sales and support, working most recently as sales manager with SSI Technologies in the sensor arena. Kent Bode will join Grote's aftermarket sales department in two roles: manager of the south central aftermarket region and national account manager for the heavy-duty division. Bode has been with the firm for almost 15 years, most recently in OEM sales. Mark Blackford will become national fleet manager for Grote. He has been with the firm for nearly 20 years and has experience in product development, aftermarket sales management, and national account management. Tom Draper has joined Grote as marketing manager. He brings more than 35 years of experience in leading domestic and international marketing teams and creating business-to-business programs.

Chris Collet has become vice-president, bus and hybrid markets for Vanner Inc. In his previous career with Allison Transmission and General Motors, he was product sales manager for the Allison Electric Drives heavy-duty hybrids for 11 years.

Waltco Lift Corporation has named Steve Miller vice-president of sales. Most recently, he was the vice-president of sales and marketing at Morgan Olson in Sturgis MI.

The OES business of Webb Wheel Products has hired Mark Foster as OES sales manager, Western Region. He previously was account executive for Kinedyne Corporation covering its Western Region.

Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), a business segment of Terex Corporation, announced that Adam Rimmer has been appointed vice-president of customer services at Terex AWP. He will report directly to Matt Fearon, vice-president and general manager of Terex AWP Americas. Rimmer joined Terex AWP in 2005 as a regional sales manager.

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