Component manufacturers

Nov. 1, 2011
Meritor Inc has appointed John Clark director of Global Brand Management and Marketing Communications, reporting directly to Krista Sohm, vice-president,

Meritor Inc has appointed John Clark director of Global Brand Management and Marketing Communications, reporting directly to Krista Sohm, vice-president, Communications. Clark joins Meritor after serving as director of communications and brand management at Roush Performance Products Inc in Plymouth MI.

Havco Wood Products LLC has named John Carr vice-president of sales and marketing. Carr, formerly of Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions, has more than 33 years of sales and marketing experience in the commercial vehicle and fleet markets.

Paramount Products of Garland TX announced that Wayne Albertson has joined the company as Midwest regional sales manager. He comes to the company from Trailmobile/Transglobal, where he worked the past four years as regional sales manager.

Ancra International announced that Ralph Abato, vice-president of sales and marketing, has accepted the new position of VP of international sales for Ancra's Cargo Systems Division. Jim Calico has taken the position of VP of sales and marketing for all US sales of both Ancra Cargo and S-Line. He has more than 30 years of industry and business leadership experience. Both men will report to Tom Leone, VP and general manager of the Cargo Systems Division.

Phillips Industries has promoted Randy Walker to director-North American aftermarket sales and Ron Alvarez to director-global OEM/OES Sales. Walker had been promoted to national sales manager-aftermarket in 2009. Alvarez became global sales manager-OEM/OES in early 2011.

Red Dot Corporation has hired Jeff Sybil as OEM account executive. Based in Seattle WA, he joins the firm after serving as a commercial account manager for W W Grainger, a supplier of industrial maintenance, repair, and products including motors, HVAC equipment, pumps, and tools.

Webb Wheel Products has promoted Adam Wiechmann to engineering manager for the OEM Business Unit. He first joined the company in 2008 as senior product engineer.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has named three employees to new roles. Dave Schultz will serve as the director of marketing and strategic pricing; Marylou Hornung was named director of sales operations; Barbara Gould will serve as director of communications. Schultz has been with Bendix for eight years, most recently as aftermarket marketing manager. Hornung, previously the sales support manager for Bendix, has been with the company for 23 years. Formerly manager of communications, Gould has been with the company for 10 years.

Reyco Granning's Powered Vehicle group has added two senior project engineers, Michael Buis and Eric Lagerstrom. Before joining the company, Buis, who will focus primarily on drive axle applications, most recently spent five years at a vacuum and blower system manufacturer as a product engineer. Lagerstrom, who will focus mainly on independent front suspension applications, worked as senior manufacturing engineer for a US trailer manufacturer. Sarah Rogers will serve Reyco Granning as marketing specialist after 10 years in marketing and project management for higher education and non-profit organizations. Bill Simmons is returning after a few years away from the company. Formerly a district sales manager, he will now focus on field service and warranty.