Component Manufacturers

The Holland Group Inc has promoted Bill Hicks to product manager for the Trailer Suspension Systems Product Management Team (PMT). He most recently was Engineering Group leader for the Trailer Suspension Systems PMT. Claude Hardy has joined the Holland Group as an OEM account executive for motor home, bus, and fire apparatus customers. He most recently was senior account manager with Magna Donnelly. Leif Haugen has become truck OEM account executive for the Holland Group's Holland USA division. He most recently served with Magna Donnelly as senior account manager for two automotive OEMs.

Tim Gilbert has joined Peterson Manufacturing as corporate director of heavy-duty fleet and trailer OEM sales, a newly expanded position at the company. He was formerly with Reyco Granning.

Eric Smith has joined Ridewell Suspensions as North Central regional sales manager. He previously was a regional sales manager for Hutchens Industries Inc.

The OEM Business Unit of Webb Wheel Products Inc has recently expanded the customer service department at its Tell City IN facility. Kristen Cox and Michele Cassidy have joined the company as customer service representatives.

KIC Holdings Inc has named John Schneider vice-president of sales, based at Vancouver WA. He most recently was vice-president of truck OEM sales with Accuride Corp.

Larry Gillies is joining Timbren Industries as key account manager. He has a wealth of experience in both the automotive aftermarket and performance/accessory industries.

Sloan Transportation Products has named Carl Shanks sales director for the western region, which includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. He has more than 20 years of experience in the heavy-duty and automotive parts and service industry.

Carlisle Motion Control Industries has appointed Jeff Pond regional sales manager responsible for the northeastern United States. He previously held sales and management positions at Connecticut Driveshaft, a Carlisle distributor that has since been acquired by Fleetpride. Carlisle has promoted George Miller from regional sales manager to manager of fleet sales.

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