Component manufacturers

Joe Panella has been promoted to senior vice-president-global sales in Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems Division. He joined the firm in February as vice-president-North American sales.

Bill Fautch is the new director of operations at Hendrickson Truck Suspension Systems of Woodridge IL and is responsible for manufacturing operations at the truck suspension systems plants in Kendallville IN and Lebanon KY. Paul Schouwstra succeeds him as plant general manager for Hendrickson Spring operations in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. A two-year veteran of Hendrickson, Schouwstra served as manufacturing manager for the past year.

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC has named Richard Tanhauser human resources manager for its new wheel-end manufacturing facility in Bowling Green KY, and Scott Herndon is the new manufacturing engineering manager. Tanhauser, who has been HR manager at the Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems manufacturing facility in Frankfort KY the past six years, will maintain his HR duties at Frankfort until the facility shuts down in late 2007. Herndon served nearly six years as plant industrial engineer with Perdue Farms in Monterey TN.

Karmak has promoted Jeff Eudy to vice-president of sales and has named Todd Robertson the new area manager for its Eastern sales territory. Eudy brings 30 years of experience in the truck aftermarket, serving as the firm's Eastern area manager for the past seven years. Robertson joins Karmak with more than 20 years of progressive sales and operations management experience.

Allen Austin has been named service manager for Wheelabrator Plus, the after-sales division of Wheelabrator Group. Previously, he launched and managed the Parallel Parts Program, a program that offers replacement parts for non-Wheelabrator equipment.

ProAir LLC has promoted Howard “Jeff” Brush to engineering manager. Brush, who most recently served as project engineer, has more than 30 years of vehicle air-conditioning engineering experience.

Eaton Corp has named Uday Yadav vice-president and general manager of the company's Hydraulics Operations in the Asia Pacific region. He will be based in Shanghai, China. Yadav most recently was vice-president-supply chain management, Fluid Power Group.

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