Component manufacturers

Steven M Briggs has been promoted to president of R•O•M Corp. John R McAlister remains the firm's chief executive officer while transferring to Briggs the duties of president. Briggs joined the R•O•M management team in 2004 as vice-president of sales and marketing.

Perry Bahr has assumed duties as vice-president and general manager of Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems, succeeding Gary Gerstenslager, the newly appointed president and chief operating officer of Hendrickson. A 22-year veteran of Hendrickson, Bahr has been director of operations since 2002. Roger Hatten has been elevated to his former position of director of operations for the trailer division, and Dave Armold has been named Hatten's successor as plant manager of the Lebanon IN facility. Armold had been production manager at Lebanon.

Hobart Brothers has named Grant Harvey as vice-president and general manager for its North American Tubular Wire Division, responsible for the United States and Canada. Most recently, he served as vice-president of sales and marketing for the company's Global Tubular Wire Division.

Marzocchi Pumps USA promoted Kirby Clot from national sales manager to executive director-North American sales.

Civacon has added Mike Hoard as its new Eastern Region account manager. He previously held the position of regional sales manager for Roswell GA-based Enraf Fluid Technology, a manufacturer of instrumentation and software systems for bulk storage management. Civacon has appointed Simon Hill director of engineering. He originally joined the firm as a product manager more than one year ago.

Karmak Inc has selected Greg Holcomb as its new director of customer services, and Brad Ambuel has succeeded him as manager of sales services. Ambuel has been with Karmak for nine years, most recently as an inside sales representative.

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