Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC announced that Joe McAleese, president and chief executive officer, was elected to the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) board of directors as well as to the vice-chairman position of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA). Jim Szudy, engineering manager-vehicle systems, was elected vice-chairman of MEMA's Heavy Duty Brake Manufacturers Council, a committee within HDMA. Both of McAleese's assignments are one-year terms beginning in 2007.
Frank Sonzala, executive vice-president of Pressure Systems International, has been elected chairman of the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). Currently serving his second three-year term on the board of directors, he has been involved with IANA since its formation more than 14 years ago.
K Alan McFerren, engineering manager of Medtec Ambulance Corp, was recently elected president of the Ambulance Manufacturers Division (AMD) of the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA). He succeeds Phil Braun, president and chief executive officer of Braun Industries. Other officers elected are: First Vice-President David Cole, paramedic national sales manager, Life Line Emergency Vehicles Inc; Second Vice-President Randy Hanson, American Emergency Vehicles Inc; and Treasurer Tim Morrow, president, Crestline Coach Ltd. Fred Schimmel, senior design engineer with McCoy Miller LLC/Marque Inc, continues as chairperson of the AMD Technical Committee.