ArvinMeritor Inc has appointed Tom Gosnell senior vice-president and president-Commercial Vehicle Systems (CVS). He will replace Prakash Mulchandani, who is retiring effective Jan 1, 2001. Gosnell most recently was senior vice-president and president-Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket.
John R "Bob" Meyers has been named chairman and chief executive officer of Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems, a joint venture between The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co and Treadco Inc. Meyers has served as president of Treadco since 1995. Michael R Thomann, formerly marketing director of commercial tires for Goodyear North American Tire, will serve as president and chief operating officer for Wingfoot.
The Holland Group Inc has named Rodolfo Sanchez general manager of Holland International SA de CV. He will direct Holland's future developments in Mexico. Most recently, he was partner and director of the Kenworth truck dealership in Pueblo, Mexico.
Muncie Power Products Inc has appointed Terry Walker president and chief operating officer.
Ridewell Suspensions has named Justin Cravens as regional sales manager for the north central United States and Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada. He comes to Ridewell from Hutchens Industries, where he was a regional sales manager.
Alcoa Wheel Products has promoted Michael P Swain from vice-president of sales and marketing to general manager-Alcoa Wheel Products Asia Pacific, and president of Alcoa Wheel Products Japan. Larry Mueller, formerly vice-president of business development, takes over as vice-president and director of sales, marketing, and technical for commercial vehicle wheels. Mark A Holtz will become marketing manager-commercial vehicle wheels, North America. Holtz has been technical manager for commercial and automotive wheel products, applications engineer for the automotive market, and product development manager for new products and wheel testing.
Ralph Abato Jr will be joining Ancra International LLC's Material Handling Systems Division as national sales manager. His prior experience includes sales manager for ITW CargoSafe, regional sales manager with Gulf and Western/North and Judd Division, and national/international sales manager for Custom Dock Equipment.
Venco Hoists and Liftgates and Venturo Truck Cranes have named Larry Williams to their sales team as Northwest sales manager. Williams served 20 years at Northwest Truckstell in Portland OR and managed the first bailment pool west of the Rocky Mountains.
Transportation Technologies Industries Inc (TTI) has named sales personnel for its business units. Thomas J Splinter has been named vice-president of sales and marketing for Gunite Corp. Splinter had been a senior account manager for Gunite. Tom Parsons has been named OES sales manager for Gunite. He has been with Gunite for 17 years. Bruce Adderhold has been appointed director of sales and marketing for Bostrom Seating. Adderhold previously served as senior account manager for Bostrom. Debra Moore has been named manager of major accounts for the Bostrom Seating and Imperial Group Companies. She previously was a regional salesperson for Bostrom. Steve Barker has been named senior account manager for TTI. He previously was regional salesperson for Bostrom.
Walther EMC has hired Ken Kelley as vice-president of engineering. Kelley was formerly employed as chief engineer of Webb Wheel Products and also as manager of engineering for the Spicer Trailer Axle Division of Dana Corp.
GE Capital Fleet Services has named Scott Parker senior vice-president for global finance. He replaces Keith Helming, who has been promoted to chief financial officer at GE Capital Aviation Services in Stamford CT. Most recently, Parker was global quality leader for Employers Reinsurance Corp.
Stephen R Crowley has joined VIPAR Heavy Duty as executive vice-president. He has served in sales, marketing, management, and strategic planning with Chicago Rawhide, Quality Distribution Service Partners Inc (Fleetpride), and Champion Laboratories/Luber-finer.