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Geoff Vose, regional manager for Hutchens Industries, has shifted his sales responsibilities from the upper Midwest to the sales territory encompassing Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. He will continue to oversee his upper Midwest sales territory until another regional manager is appointed.

Fontaine Fifth Wheel has reorganized its sales and marketing department, and Aaron Puckett has been named director of national fleet sales. He will manage fleet sales key account managers Steve Wyatt, Bert Ellis, Bob Merkov, and Mike Mazzeo. Gavin Trinoskey has been promoted to OEM business development manager. He will assist Terry Mennen, vice-president of sales and marketing, with overall management of Fontaine's OEM customer accounts. Julio Bustos has been promoted to manager, Latin America sales. Dannie Hughes has been named field service manager.

Dale Cameron has joined Ridewell as western regional sales manager responsible for Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Cameron has been in the commercial truck and trailer industry 35 years and spent the past 20 years focusing on suspensions.

Rockwell American Manufacturing has appointed Brent Pope as vice-president, responsible for the company's four axle, fender, and spring manufacturing plants in Texas and Florida. He replaces Cecil Fugate, who will retire in May and manage projects for the company from its Angola IN sales office. Rockwell American has promoted Wilson Gruetzner to general manager of its spring plant in Seagoville TX. The company also promoted David Kidd to the newly created position of director of purchasing for manufacturing operations, reporting to Pope. Previously, Gruetzner served as the company's manager of engineering and quality assurance. Kidd was manager of the Seagoville spring facility.

Double Coin Tires and CMA has added Pete Salvan as the new Southwest regional sales manager responsible for Double Coin Tire sales in Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico. He most recently served with Michelin North America as new employee field trainer.

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