Eaton Corporation recently announced that Staci L Kroon has been named president-Automotive, North America Division, effective January 1, 2013. Kroon, most recently senior vice-president and general manager for Eaton's Commercial Vehicle Transmission business, will be based in Marshall MI. She succeeds Jake Hooks, who will retire March 1, 2013. A search for Kroon's successor is underway. Hooks began his career with Aeroquip Corp as a product engineer in 1978 and joined Eaton in 1999.
Meritor Inc has revised its reporting structure and expects to report future results under two segments: Commercial Truck and Industrial and Aftermarket & Trailer. Pedro Ferro has been appointed vice-president and president of the Aftermarket and Trailer segment and will also assume responsibility for the Corporate Strategy group. Most recently, Ferro was based in Shanghai, China, as vice-president and president of the company's Industrial segment. Joe Mejaly, formerly vice-president and president, Aftermarket and Trailer, has elected to leave Meritor after 27 years with the company. Tim Bowes, formerly responsible for the Commercial Truck segment, has been named vice-president and president of the new Commercial Truck and Industrial segment. Bowes has led the Commercial Truck business since July 2011 after spending three years in China overseeing the Industrial group.
Bob Bartkowski was recently hired as national sales engineering manager for lighting manufacturer Optronics International and will be based in Pennsylvania. A Truck-Lite employee for the past 14 years, he has 25 years of experience in sales and engineering.
Fras-le North America announced the promotion of Kevin Judge and Steffanie Savine. Judge, formerly light vehicle aftermarket sales manager, is now sales manager, national accounts. Savine, previously marketing and sales coordinator, was promoted to marketing and communications manager. Both are based at the company's North American headquarters in Northville MI.