Component manufacturers

The Caterpillar board of directors has appointed James W Owens vice-chairman and named him the next chairman and chief executive officer. He will replace Glen A Barton, who will retire Jan 31, 2004, after nearly 43 years of Caterpillar service. Owens most recently served as group president.

Dipinder “DP” Singh, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co's former director — global market intelligence and strategy, has been appointed director of global requirements planning. Goodyear has also named Robert A Novotny vice-president — global engineering and manufacturing technology. He had been director of global plant engineering and capital projects based at company headquarters in Akron OH. Novotny replaces Ernest J Rodia, who is retiring after 37 years with Goodyear.

Faucher Industries has appointed Jean Guimond director of operations. Until recently, he was director of operations at Integris Metal Ltée Laval.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.