Component Manufacturers

Eaton Corp announced that Thomas W O'Boyle, senior vice-president and group executive for the company's Truck Group, will retire effective June 30, 2001. James E Sweetnam has been elected to that position effective July 1, 2001. Sweetnam also will assume responsibility for Eaton's operations in South America and for the Eaton Quality Institute and Eaton Business Excellence program. Sweetnam had been vice-president — heavy-duty transmission, clutch, and aftermarket operations of Eaton's Truck Group.

Andrea L Whiteley has been appointed marketing manager by Leyman Lift Gates. She joins Leyman after several years in marketing and sales positions with Grote Industries.

Stellar Industries Inc has appointed Gary Hanson material-handling cranes product manager. Hanson joined Stellar in 1993 in the service department.

Paul E Takken has joined Sound Off Inc as plant manager. Previously, he worked in manufacturing operations with HH Cutler in Grand Rapids MI and Bula Inc in Durango CO.

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