Component manufacturers

ArvinMeritor Inc has named Daniel Hopgood vice-president, aftermarket, Americas. Hopgood most recently served as vice-president and controller for ArvinMeritor's global operations. Supporting him by region are Terry Livingston, general manager, aftermarket, United States and Canada; Mario Velasco, general market manager, aftermarket, Mexico; and Angelo Morino, director, aftermarket, South America.

Aspen Equipment Company has promoted Todd Foster to vice-president of sales operations. In the 14 years since he joined the company, he has amassed experience in the truck equipment industry and has been responsible for numerous key improvements within the company.

Eaton Corporation announced that Egon Lechner has been named solutions architect for the Hydraulics Group and will continue to be based in Baden-Baden, Germany. Lechner joined Eaton in 2004 from Bosch Rexroth Industrial Hydraulics, where he served in sales, operations, and research and development. Eaton has named Astrid Mozes president-Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for the Hydraulics Group, and she will relocate to Morges, Switzerland. A search to find her successor as senior vice-president and general manager-Power and Motion Control Division is underway.

Haldex has appointed Matt Resch as program and market manager for Haldex Friction & Remanufactured Products. Resch has been with Haldex for more than 10 years and has held a variety of product management positions.

Phillips Industries has promoted Rob Phillips to vice-president of global operations. He started with the company 15 years ago and introduced lean disciplines and increasing employee participation in problem-solving to improve production levels at all Phillips operations.

Firestone Industrial Products Company LLC (FSIP) has named Albino Pinto as director of its São Paulo, Brazil, facility. He succeeds Acacio Santos, who is retiring after serving with the Bridgestone Americas organization since 1973. Pinto most recently was export/import and bid sales manager at Bridgestone de Brasil.

Pressure Systems International (PSI) has hired Charles Lafuente to fill the new position of engineer/quality control manager. He will report directly to Kevin Hennig, vice-president of technical services. Lafuente's experience includes more than 15 years with Marshall Gas Controls of San Marcos TX, most recently as product/senior sales engineer.

The Aftermarket Business Unit of Webb Wheel Products Inc has hired Marshall Boheler as vice-president-OES sales and marketing. He previously worked for Tenneco Inc for more than 20 years, most recently as national sales manager, commercial vehicle products.

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