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Buyers Products Company has added Mike Heuer as district sales manager responsible for customer support and market development for the Southeast US Region. Frank Dickinson has been named municipal sales manager responsible for customer support and market development for state, county, local, Department of Transportation, and municipal levels. He has nearly 30 years' experience in the truck equipment industry.

Zach Rittler recently joined TODCO as a district sales representative for the Midwest Region, including Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, western Michigan, and Wisconsin. He brings more than nine years of sales and marketing experience to his new position.

Sika Corporation, Industry Products Division has promoted Tony Martin to vice-president, sales-Transportation A&C Business Unit, replacing Scott Henry, who has become senior vice-president-Industry Business Unit. Martin was formerly regional manager-Western Territory.Jerry Clayton joins Sika as sales manager-Transportation A&C Western Region. Clayton most recently ran his own adhesives business for several years.Lori Lee joins Sika as Western area sales manager-Transportation A&C, covering California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. She previously ran her own distribution business offering sealants, adhesives, and dispensing equipment.

Phillips Industries has promoted three members of its OE/OES sales team. Ron Alvarez has been named global sales manager-OEM/OES and will continue to direct sales efforts for OEM/OES customers in North America. He previously was OEM/OES and international sales manager. Dan Wallace has been promoted to sales manager OE trailer-North America, and Steve Davishas been promoted to sales manager OES/OEM truck-North America. Wallace has been with Phillips since 1996, most recently as account manager. Account managers Jake Bowmanand Randy Therneau will now report to Wallace. Davis began his career with Phillips in 1998.

Firestone Industrial Products Company LLC (FSIP) has named Steve Robertsas North American heavy-duty original equipment (OE) sales manager. He succeeds Mark Hilburger, who now serves as division manager for marketing. Prior to joining FSIP, Roberts spent 15 years at Tenneco Inc, most recently as manager/account executive.

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