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The OES Aftermarket Business of Webb Wheel Products has added Duane Ricketts as business unit president, and Ken Kelley will serve as vice president of sales, marketing, and business development. Ricketts previously served as president of two other Marmon Highway Technologies (MHT) companies: Detroit Steel Products of Morristown IN and Marathon Suspension Systems, Monterrey, Mexico. Kelley most recently was wheel end product manager for Consolidated Metco. Rick Kempski has joined Webb as vice president-marketing. With more than 20 years' experience in the commercial vehicle industry, he most recently was director of new products and business development for the Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket Division of ArvinMeritor.

Karmak Inc. recently appointed James R. Costa Sr. to the position of Western Area manager. Formerly, he served as area vice president for Idealease Inc., corporate marketing manager for Isuzu Motors America Inc., director of marketing for Rollins Truck Leasing, and director of sales and marketing/western United States for McDonnell-Douglas Truck Services. The Kennesaw GA resident will relocate and establish new western area offices in southern Nevada.

Ron Alvarez has joined Phillips Industries as national sales manager-OE service. He previously spent more than 18 years with DENSO Sales California, mostly in its OES sales group focusing on sales expansion of OES accounts for automotive products, and in development of Latin American business.

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