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Eric Morris, Grote Industries president and chief operating officer, celebrated his 30-year anniversary with the company recently. The native of Stratford, Ontario, Canada, played hockey in the Detroit Red Wing organization before joining Grote. Morris joined Grote Canada Ltd. in 1978 as general manager and was eventually named president. His performance led to his promotion in 2000 to executive vice-president of Grote in Madison IN. Grote has promoted Matt Forner to director of aftermarket sales. He began his career at the firm in 1993 and most recently was Traditional Division sales manager.

Joseph Carrico has joined TODCO as regional sales manager, responsible for managing sales to customers in Southern California, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. He previously was Pacific Southwest district sales manager for Waltco Liftgates.

Srikanth Padmanabhan, managing director of Cummins Generator Technologies for the past four years, has been selected to head Cummins Emission Solutions and has been named a vice-president of Cummins Inc. He will be based in Columbus IN.

Fred Brown has been named director of fleet business development — a newly created position — for Webb Wheel Products. He comes to Webb Wheel from the Marmon Highway Technology (MHT) group, where he was director of business development/Freightliner LLC.

Douglas Halbur of Glidden IA has joined the management staff at Wayne Engineering in Cedar Falls IA as chief operations officer. He was previously employed by Scranton Manufacturing as manager of its Mounting and Painting Department. Matt Lamb has been named Wayne's vice president of sales and marketing. His background includes several years teaching fluid power courses at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire WI and as owner of a fluid power distributorship in Amarillo TX.

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