The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Board of Trustees has named Steve Carey senior director of operations to replace long-time Executive Director Jim Carney. Carney will retire April 30, 2012, after what will be a 36-year career with the NTEA (35 years as executive director). Carey will serve as deputy executive director until he becomes executive director Feb 1, 2012, at which time Carney will become senior executive director. For three months until his retirement, he will serve as a consultant.
Michael Cardone Jr, chief executive officer of Cardone Industries Inc, has been selected as the first chairman of the newly formed Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA), an affiliate association of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). Other members of the MERA board of directors are: David Coolidge, executive vice-president, Americas, global automotive aftermarket division, Bosch Group; Selwyn Joffe, president, chairman, and CEO, Motorcar Parts of America; Steve Mance, vice-president and general manager, Bendix CVS; Bob McKenna, president and CEO, MEMA; David Overbeeke, president, global brake and chassis, Affinia Group Inc; Mark Shasteen, vice-president-global service and engineering, Delphi Corp; Jack Vollbrecht, senior vice-president, business development, Remy Power Products; and Doug Wolma, general manager, remanufacturing, ArvinMeritor.