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Hutchens Industries announced that Ben Clark, who has been promoted to director of customer service, will now oversee the operations of Hutchens' customer service department and its representatives. Jerryl Henry, who has been named regional manager, will be responsible for this sales territory: Arkansas, Louisiana, extreme southwestern Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Eaton Corporation has named Patrick Randrianarison president of the Vehicle Group in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Based in Turin, Italy, he succeeds Nanda Kumar, who was recently named executive vice-president of the Eaton Business System. Most recently, Randrianarison served as president of Eaton in South America and president of the Vehicle Group in South America. Succeeding him in these roles will be Antonio Galvao, who will continue to be based in Valinhos, Brazil. Since joining Eaton in 1985, Galvao has held a number of positions including director of operational excellence for the Truck Group.

Onspot Automatic Tire Chains announced that Justin Rogers has accepted the position of regional manager covering eastern Canada, including Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. He has been with Onspot since 2010 as technical service representative.

Ancra International has hired Larry Bethel as director of purchasing and planning, and Jeff Murillo has been named manager of business development. Bethel previously held supply chain management roles with Assembly Test Worldwide, Hill-Rom, Harris Broadcast, General Electric, and Ferguson Enterprises. He will be based in Erlanger KY at Ancra Cargo's division headquarters. Murillo previously served with Premier Manufacturing, Morgan Corporation, Aurora Parts, and Utility Trailer Manufacturing. His office will be just outside of San Antonio TX.

Haldex has promoted Liz Macpherson to customer service manager. She began her career with the firm in 1988 and most recently served as customer pricing and information manager/supervisor of specialty accounts (government, transit, and automotive).

Reyco Granning's Light Vehicle and Powered Vehicle customer group will be combined into one group and be led by Brien Scheffee. Trailer and Aftermarket will now be two separate groups, with Joe Gallo leading the Trailer group and Steve Denny the Aftermarket group.

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