Buyers Products Co has added Bob Gelert to its sales group as district sales manager. He is responsible for customer support and market development for the Southwest Region (California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada).
The Holland Group Inc has named Ron Froese director of truck OEM and OES sales for its Holland USA division. Since joining Holland in January 2004, he has served as manager-truck OEM business development.
Maxon Lift Corp has realigned its sales force. Troy Overfelt, Howard Smith, and Andrew Friedman are the regional sales directors for the East, Central, and West, respectively. Smokey Spencer will continue in his role as Mighty Max national sales manager for the light-duty market. Lou Flagiello, John Brennan, and Dan Callison have been promoted from district sales managers to national account managers in their respective regions. Maxon also has added four new district sales managers. Paul Holbrook, who previously worked for Summit Truck Body in Portland OR as an outside sales representative, will serve the West Region. Chris Adams served as a district sales manager in Tampa FL. Mark Gordon previously worked for Morgan Corp in Morgantown PA as a regional sales manager. Ken Palmer formerly worked at Supreme Corp in Jonestown PA as a district sales manager. Greg Smith has transitioned from district sales representative for mobility products to the West Region as a district sales manager. Rocky Pavkov has been promoted from inside sales representative to a district sales manager for the Central Region.
Phillips Industries has added Scott Berens as engineering manager. He has an engineering background including aerospace, manufacturing automation, and electronic design. Mike Langan has been promoted to general manager of Phillips' Electrical Harness Division in Dallas TX. He most recently served as sales manager of that division.
Motor Wheel Commercial Vehicle Systems has named Jeffrey Geist director of business development. He has 27 years of engineering and commercial experience in transportation. Don Fee has been appointed sales manager — Western Region. He has 28 years of maintenance management and customer/sales experience in trucking. Motor Wheel has appointed Scott Malone director of OEM/OES trailer sales. He brings more than 20 years of technical sales and customer support experience to the organization.
ProAir LLC announced that its co-founder, Dennis Mitchell, has returned to the company full-time as president. He replaces Jerry Mishler, who has resigned.
Art Hernandez has joined Grote Industries LLC as vice-president of engineering. He joins Grote after having spent the past eight years with Visteon Corp, most recently as senior manager of product development for instrumentation products.