Component manufacturers

Buyers Products Company has added Rob Adamson to its sales group as regional sales manager responsible for customer support and market development in Michigan and Ontario, Canada. With more than six years of sales experience, he will assume full responsibility for his territory effective May 1, 2012 after a training period.

Meritor Inc has appointed Craig Cartmill vice-president, Aftermarket Americas, and Doug Wolma, general manager, Global Aftermarket Operations, effective immediately. Cartmill replaces Dan Hopgood, who has left the company to pursue other opportunities. Previously, Cartmill was general manager, Global Operations, Aftermarket & Trailer. Wolma's new role is an expansion of his most recent responsibilities as general manager, Remanufacturing, a position he held since joining Meritor in 2006.

AXN Heavy Duty has appointed Jeff Hyatt as its new vice-president of sales responsible for growing the OEM, fleet, and aftermarket segments in North America. With more than 30 years of commercial truck and trailer market experience, he most recently served as director of sales for Azure Dynamics.

Ancra International has promoted Brian Larocque to managing director of Ancra Canada responsible for all sales, marketing, and facility/operational functions in Canada. In the past five years, he and his team have developed the Canadian market and been instrumental in relocating the Canadian operation to a larger facility. Ancra has promoted Jim Calico to executive vice-president of sales and marketing within its Cargo Systems Division. He will be responsible for all sales and marketing functions, both domestically and globally, except for the Canadian and Australian markets.

Accuride Corporation has appointed Gregory A Risch vice-president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. He had served in the role on an interim basis since October 2011. Since joining the company in 1994, he also was vice-president and chief accounting officer, director of financial planning and reporting, and assistant controller.

Eaton Corporation has named Daniel F Koehler director of market intelligence and strategy for the Hydraulics Group. Previously, he was global sales and marketing manager for Eaton's Golf Grip business.

Everest Damsi has joined Tarpstop LLC as executive director of its engineering group. Formerly with Engtarp, Damsi brings more than 20 years of transportation industry knowledge and experience to Tarpstop.

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