Component manufacturers

Holland USA, a division of The Holland Group, has added Ron Froese as manager — truck OEM business development. He comes to Holland USA from Volvo Trucks North America, where he served most recently as manager — dealer business performance development for the North American Institute. Holland USA has named Chuck Jeary technical sales/service representative. He moves from Holland Canada, where he most recently served as warranty and technical services manager.

Vicky Black has been named vice-president and general manager for the Heavy Vehicle Technologies and Systems Service Group of Dana Corp. She spent the past two years as general manager for the Commercial Vehicle Service Parts Division. Susan Herring has accepted the position of general sales manager — aftermarket for the HVTSS Group. She previously served as sales operations manager for the former Drivetrain Service Division (now HVTSS).

Tommy Gate Co recently honored Bruce Thomson for being the liftgate producer's Salesman of the Year for 2003. Thomson is responsible for the Great Lakes Region.

Jim McClelland has been appointed vice-president of original equipment (OE) sales at Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group. He had been serving as vice-president of OE sales on an interim basis since October 2003, as well as managing the controls product business team. He will continue to lead the controls group until a successor is named.

Ron Tremper has been appointed manager of sales operations for TrynEx International. He previously spent 12 years in the transportation industry with positions in telemarketing, account management, and inside-sales supervision.

Phillips Industries has promoted Rob Phillips to director of operations, overseeing the company's manufacturing facilities in Texas and California. He most recently served as general manager — Commercial Vehicle Products (CVP) division. Succeeding him as operations manager — CVP Division is Pat Clift, who joined the company in 2002 as sales manager for new products and key business opportunities. Hank Schneider has joined Phillips Industries as Midwest sales engineer. His career includes positions with Truck-Lite, Tramec, Hoosier Tank, and Sloan Products.

Tuthill Transport Technologies has named Debbie Moneypenny marketing coordinator. She has served 10 years at Tuthill's, Grimsby Ontario, location, most recently as sales coordinator.

Webb Wheel Products Inc has promoted Kent Finkbiner to vice-president and general manager of the OEM business unit in Tell City IN. Webb also promoted Mike Canada to the new position of president — aftermarket business unit.

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