Trailer, truck, & body OEMs

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has appointed John Harris director of purchasing and logistics. Since joining the company in 1988, he has helped enhance design and layout of production facilities and improved vendor relationships within the purchasing department.

Omaha Standard recently hired Marlene Blum as its new accountant, and she will be based in Council Bluffs IA. She has prior experience with ConAgra Foods in Omaha NE.

The Paccar board of directors elected Tom Plimpton vice chairman, effective September 1, 2008. Tom has served 31 years with Paccar and has been president since 2003. The board also elected Jim Cardillo president, effective Sept. 1, 2008. He joined the company in 1990 and has had senior management roles with Peterbilt, DAF, and Paccar's technical centers. Mike Tembreull will be retiring as Paccar vice chairman and director in January 2009.

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