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Hutchens Industries has added James Angotti to its sales team as regional manager for these states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Missouri (east of Interstate 44). He brings experience as a sales representative for a third-party logistics firm, where he consulted on freight costs and company resources.

Sam Martin, chief operating officer of SAF-Holland Group and president of the American subsidiary SAF-Holland Inc, will resign from his operating activities at the end of 2010. Jack Gisinger will succeed him as president of SAF-Holland Inc effective January 2, 2011. At the same time, Detlef Borghardt will become deputy chief executive officer of the entire group; the COO function will be dropped in the future. Gisinger will remain head of the Powered Vehicle Systems Business Unit and Borghardt head of the Trailer Systems Business Unit. Martin Kleinschmitt has resigned as the group's chief restructuring officer.

Palfinger North America has named Rick Bloom as the new southeastern sales manager for its crane and forklift products. He has served with truck and construction equipment manufacturers such as Blount, IMT, Grove, and Barko.

Randy Therneau has joined Phillips Industries as account manager-OE Trailer reporting to Ron Alvarez, OEM/OES and international sales manager. Therneau has a combined 20 years' experience in the commercial vehicle industry working for Hendrickson International and Stemco.

Aero Industries Inc has hired Marc Campitelli as general manager of its Streetsboro OH installation facility. He has worked for 20 years in the tarping industry and has nearly eight years of experience as a facility general manager.

Waltco Lift Corporation has named Steve Riley as West Coast director of sales. Riley most recently served as vice-president of sales and marketing for Electric Vehicles International.

ACT Research Company LLC announces that Sam D Kahan has joined the company as senior economist. Kahan, who is also principal of Kahan Consulting Ltd, joined ACT after retiring from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit branch, where he had been senior economist for the past 11 years. He will replace Paul Traub, who moves from senior economist with ACT to business economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit branch.

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