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Ridewell Suspensions has tapped John E. Millsap to serve as president. He has been vice president for the past four years and has been with the firm nearly 14 years. Millsap replaces John E. Raidel II, who remains chief executive officer.

John Habermann has been named Telematics product manager for Thermo King Corporation. Over the past 10 years, Habermann has played a major role in telematics strategy development at Ford Motor Company and Chrysler, working in the information technology, procurement and product development areas. Habermann has also consulted directly to OnStar by General Motors on market research projects.

Austin Hardware has hired Dana McWilliams for the new position of vice president of engineered fastener applications. He spent 15 years with Huck International of Carson CA as an application engineer, regional sales manager, and technical services manager and also served as a manufacturing engineer with Grumman Aerospace Corp. in Stuart FL.

Jim Kenyon recently joined Roll-Rite LLC as vice president of sales and marketing in North America. He previously served with Pace Trailer Sales & Service Inc. and as regional sales manager for East Manufacturing Inc.

Superwinch Inc. has named Warton Ong director, Asia business development and strategic sourcing. With more than 20 years of international experience including general management, sales, marketing, and product development, he most recently was the regional managing director, Asia for Gardner Denver Nash.

Kurt Lehmann has joined WABCO Holdings Inc. as vice president, engineering and product development. He comes from Continental Corporation, where he was vice president, systems engineering, at Continental Automotive in Frankfurt, Germany. Christian Wiehen, who has 20 years of engineering experience with WABCO and since 2005 was vice president, product development, has become chief technology officer. Alfred Farha has joined WABCO as chief legal officer and secretary. He previously was general counsel, Europe, at Flextronics.

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