Component manufacturers

Maxon Lift Corp has appointed Arnold Kowal product manager. He has more than 25 years of technical experience and liftgate product knowledge.

Palfinger North America has named Scott E Sasser as the new sales and product manager for the firm's large aerial platforms. He most recently served with Frontier Pro Services/Precision Wind as director of business development and client services.

Peterson Manufacturing Company has promoted Kristen Goodson from product manager to director of product management. She has been a Peterson associate for the past 15 years.

Waltco Lift Corporation has named Linda Lipper territory manager for Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada. The Chicago IL native has significant experience in both sales and the liftgate industry along the West Coast.

Charles “Skip” Phillips has been promoted to vice-president of sales for TODCO in Marion OH. His career with the firm has spanned 40 years, most recently as general sales manager.

Kinedyne Corporation has appointed Michael Hauer as its United States sales director to oversee sales and marketing activities for the retail, OEM, and aftermarket parts sectors. He previously was a director of sales for Wabash National Corp's Duraplate Products Group in Lafayette IN and a regional director for new trailer sales. Kinedyne Canada Ltd has appointed Robert Mitchell Hynes of Pierrefonds, Quebec, as the new sales representative for its eastern Canada region. He works with Robert J Spooner, Kinedyne's director of sales for Canada. Before joining Kinedyne, Hynes held sales positions for Tenaquip Canada, Bell Nexxia, Atlantic Braids Inc, and Amdocs Customer Service Management.

Joe Gallo has been named vice-president, powered vehicle suspensions for Reyco Granning Suspensions in Mount Vernon MO. He has served in sales and management roles with several companies including Holland/Binkley and SFI of Tennessee and Arkansas.

Firestone Industrial Products Company LLC recently appointed Bradley Garwood as the new heavy-duty aftermarket distribution sales representative for the Northeast region. He previously spent six years at Pioneer Automotive Technologies, most recently as program manager.

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