Thermo King Corp has appointed Erl Swierkowski president — Thermo King North America and Randal Gast vice-president — Thermo King marketing and product management. Swierkowski previously was vice-president and general manager — North American Division. Most recently, Gast served as vice-president of Thermo King global product management.
Jack Field, western region sales manager for Alcoa Wheel Products, has retired. His position will be filled by Frank Pedroncelli, who had been market manager — commercial vehicle wheels. Palma S Ferrari, most recently manager — customer service group, has been promoted to commercial manager — North America distributors. Del Sauer has joined Alcoa as Midwest fleet territory manager. He has 27 years of experience in truck sales and management. Linda Scheiblauer has been hired as mid-Atlantic territory manager after most recently serving as general manager of Reynolds Aluminum Supply Co.
Richard Pippenger has been hired by OMCO as director — new business development. He was previously with Supreme Corp as vice-president — purchasing. Mike McGuckin has joined OMCO as controller; previously he was controller/chief financial officer for Ohio Cast Products. Jim Keaton, previously with Sequentia Inc as accounting manager, is now OMCO's assistant controller. Steve Grenert has been hired as director of procurement. He comes from Wayne Dalton Corp, where he was a corporate procurement manager. David Haring joins OMCO as director — information technology after most recently serving as director of information technology for Allen Telecom.
Hayes Lemmerz International Inc has named Jeffrey Geist director of business development for its Commercial Highway Group. Geist joined the group as director of engineering when the company acquired CMI International in February 1999. Herbert A Larsen has been named the Commercial Highway Group's director of engineering. He most recently worked for ArvinMeritor as engineering manager of specialty products.