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The OEM Business Unit of Webb Wheel Products has expanded its sales organization. Chad Plank has accepted the role as executive vice-president sales and marketing, and Jim LeClaire joins as account executive-fleet accounts. Plank comes to the OEM Business Unit after spending seven years within the Marmon Group of Companies, of which Webb is a part. Most recently, he was general manager of Perfection Clutch. LeClaire is a long-time active member the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations. He previously spent more than 16 years with Horton Inc, most recently as western regional sales manager.

After 23 years as southeastern regional sales manager at Ridewell Suspensions, Mike Webb is retiring. He began his career in sales at Williams Air Controls and has logged more than 40 years in the transportation industry. Succeeding Webb is Ted Siegle, who comes to Ridewell with more than 13 years of industry experience. Siegle served most recently as regional sales manager of the North Central Region for Watson & Chalin Manufacturing.

Phillips Industries has hired Scott Storie as a new territory sales manager. Storie will cover Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas. He joins Phillips Industries from American Packing and Gaskets (APG), a Houston TX-based manufacturer of industrial products, where he held the position of central region sales manager.

Rockland Flooring recently added Kent Musick as a product specialist of fleet maintenance solutions, and he will be based at the firm's Monon IN facility. Musick spent 25 years in the trailer industry holding positions in manufacturing, management, sales, purchasing, and engineering.

Kevin Bradley, president of Terex Cranes, will transition to senior vice-president and chief financial officer effective immediately after the filing of the company's annual report on Form 10-K for 2012. Phil Widman is retiring as senior vice-president and CFO effective March 31, 2013. Tim Ford, president, Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), has become president of Terex Cranes. The Terex Utilities business and the recently established Terex Services North America business will continue to be Ford's responsibility. Steve Filipov, president-developing markets and strategic accounts, has become president, Terex Material Handling & Port Solutions. He will also assume the position of chief operating officer of Demag Cranes AG. George Ellis, president, Terex Construction, will continue in this role and also assume responsibility for operations in India. Matt Fearon, vice-president and general manager of AWP Americas, has become president, Terex AWP. Aloysius Rauen will continue as chief executive officer of Demag Cranes and has announced his intention to resign during 2013 once integration of the Demag Cranes business into the Terex group is further along. Upon his resignation, Filipov will assume the role of CEO of Demag Cranes.

Able Manufacturing & Assembly LLC announced that Mike Whitten has joined its engineering team as director of engineering. With more than 15 years of experience in engineering management, project management, process improvement, and implementation of lean principles, he previously served with Specialty Vehicle Group, Hehr International, and IC Bus, a division of Navistar Truck.

Grote Industries has added John Adami to its OEM sales team, representing the firm to Freightliner (Daimler Truck North America) and Paccar, principally in Oregon and Washington state. With almost 30 years of experience in OEM sales and support, he worked most recently as vice-president of sales, North America for GT Development. In late 2011, Adami founded Northwest Heavy Duty Component Sales.

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