Component manufacturers

Grote Industries Inc has promoted Jim Braun from vice-president of manufacturing to executive vice-president responsible for product development, production, and distribution. Eric Morris was named executive vice-president in charge of North American sales and marketing. He had previously been president of Grote Industries Canada. Dominic Grote has been named director of fleet/OEM sales. He most recently served as director of product development for the fleet/OEM division.

ArvinMeritor has named Brent Robb manager of product and customer support. He held various management positions at Rockwell Automotive until 1995, when he joined Rockwell Automation. He returns to Rockwell Automotive, now ArvinMeritor.

Hendrickson International Trailer Suspension Systems has added Kimm L Carr to its engineering staff as manager of product development. Lindsay Rice has been appointed graphic designer, based at the trailer division communications department in Canton OH. Carr comes from Wabash National Corp, where he served as manager of engineering for the Scott County Plant in Huntsville TN. Rice most recently was with Caterpillar Large Engine Center in Lafayette IN, where she served as design coordinator.

Clean Air Partners (CAP) has named Daniel W Kabel chief executive officer. Paul Beck, former CAP president, will now serve as vice-president — low-emissions vehicles. Kabel previously held vice-presidential positions at Wärtsilä Diesel and was founder and general manager of GE Distributed Power.

Bostik Findley Inc has appointed Greg Jones distribution group territory manager responsible for sales of industrial products across a seven-state region. He was most recently sales manager with the adhesives company Chembar Inc.

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