Component manufacturers

Chuck Kosmin has been selected president of GVW Parts, a supplier for all brands manufactured by the GVW Holdings group of companies: Workhorse Custom Chassis, Autocar, and Union City Body Co. He joined GVW Holdings in 2001 as vice-president of original equipment business for GVW Parts.

Donn Kramer has been named director of marketing — commercial tire systems in the North American Tire unit of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Most recently, he served as director of Goodyear consumer tire marketing. Dave Beasley has been named director of sales — commercial tire systems, after briefly heading both the sales and marketing duties in the North American Tire unit's commercial segment.

Liftmoore Inc has appointed Steve Coffee regional sales manager for New York, Virginia, West Virginia, and eastern Kentucky. With more than 25 years' experience in the truck equipment business, Coffee operated a truck equipment distributorship and later sold fuel tank trucks for a manufacturer.

The Holland Group Inc has named Michael O'Connell director — truck OEM sales for Holland USA Inc. Gary J Schultz has been appointed vice-president and director — truck/bus suspension product management team for The Holland Group. O'Connell came from Volvo Trucks Canada, where he served as president. Schultz's most recent assignment was vice-president/director of truck OEM sales with Holland USA. The Holland Group has appointed Mike Ginocchio its director of European fifthwheel development, a newly created position. He will relocate to Germany and work from Holland's plant in Schloss Holte — Stukenbrock. Ginocchio has worked for Holland for the past eight years, most recently as director of international technical services.

Kenn Smith has joined American Made LLC and its division, US Liner Co, as Midwest regional sales manager. He has more than 20 years' sales experience, including four years as account executive with Eagle Global Logistics.

Thieman Tailgates Inc has named Scott Fledderjohann its Northeast Region sales representative. Before coming to Thieman, he worked as a field service engineer for Thermo Electron Corp.

Travis Hopkey has been promoted to director of marketing at Phillips Industries. Teresa Heaton will take his place as marketing manager; she most recently served as project manager. Michael Langan was promoted from sales engineer to national sales and engineering manager at the firm's Dallas TX facility.

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