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Ancra International announced that Darrin Paul, formerly director of sales for the Western Region with Kinedyne, has joined Ancra as the Western regional manager. Paul, who had been with Kinedyne since 1991, brings 19 years of cargo control experience to his position. Ralph Abato has been promoted to vice-president of sales and marketing for Ancra's Cargo Systems Division. He has been the director of sales and marketing for the past nine years. Jim Calico, formerly the vice-president of sales and marketing with Kinedyne, has joined Ancra as vice-president of business development, and Tony White, former Eastern Region sales manager with Kinedyne, has taken on the same role at Ancra.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has named Arnfred Kulenkampff chief financial officer and vice-president of finance and IT. He previously was the vice-president of finance at Alcoa Electrical and Electronic Solutions in Farmington Hills MI.

Robert H Brethen, chairman of The Celstar Group Inc, announced that Harris W Armstrong will become chairman and chief executive officer for Celstar's wholly owned subsidiary Fiber-tech Industries Inc. Armstrong will continue to report to Brethen. Terence Keegan, previously director of Eastern Operations, will become president and chief operating officer of Fiber-tech, reporting to Armstrong.

Waltco Lift Corp has named Aaron Gorman to the position of Canadian director of sales. A native of Toronto, Ontario, he previously worked in the transportation industry in a number of operations and sales management positions.

The OES Business of Webb Wheel Products has hired Michael Keyes as OES sales manager, western states. He joins Webb after six years as district manager for Paccar Parts, where he managed aftermarket parts and service sales for 16 Kenworth heavy-truck dealerships. Keyes will report directly to Ken Kelley, vice-president.

Karmak Inc recently added John Jasperson to its sales team as regional manager, providing sales service and support to clients in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Louisiana. He most recently served as director of sales for the Western Region at Fontaine Modification. Jasperson will be based in the Houston TX area.

Consolidated Metco Inc (ConMet) has appointed Larry Sanford vice-president/new business development. He will relocate to the company's headquarters in Vancouver WA. Sanford most recently served as director/new business development. He will continue to report to Mark Wagner, vice-president/general manager of ConMet's Wheel End Business Unit.

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