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ArvinMeritor Inc has appointed Rakesh Sachdev vice-president and controller. He most recently was vice-president and general manager for the firm's Commercial Vehicle Systems (CVS) worldwide braking systems product group. The company has named Jay McLean vice-president of information technology (IT) for its CVS group, including its aftermarket operation. Previously, McLean served as senior director of IT — human resources and financial systems. ArvinMeritor has named five people to its CVS Advanced Engineering group. Gary Ganaway, director — product systems, previously served as director of marketing and customer support for the CVS Brake Division. Vern Caron, the new director of electronics strategy and program management, most recently was president of Caron Engineering. Tjong Lie, appointed Advanced Engineering's director of advanced suspensions program management, previously served as chief engineer for The Integral Group. Jim Theuerkauf, the new manager of special programs, most recently was director — research and innovation at the ArvinMeritor Columbus Technical Center. Thomas DePotter, named Advanced Engineering's director — advanced product development processes, previously served as global director — planning and process development for Volvo 3P.

Webb Wheel Products Inc has named Kent Finkbiner to the newly created position of director of marketing. He joins Webb from Cummins Inc, where he held a variety of positions.

Dana Corp's Commercial Vehicle Systems division has promoted Steve Slesinski to director of product planning. He most recently was senior product and program manager.

Hendrickson International has promoted Jeff Miller from trailer account manager to OEM sales manager — trailer products.

Reflexite Americas has named three new employee-owners. Mike Ferguson joins as industry manager for the company's sales activities in Canada, Sandra Oullette as accounts payable associate, and Jeffrey Staniunas as applications engineer. Ferguson previously was a general manager with EFC International, Canadian Operations. Ouellette most recently served with Prohealth Physicians Inc as accounts payable specialist. Staniunas previously was a manufacturing engineer with UTC Fuel Cells.

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