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Truck Bodies and Equipment International Inc has realigned its sales-management staff. Joe Paulsen, formerly vice-president of sales for the Crysteel brand, will become vice-president of distributor sales. Previously vice-president of sales for the Rugby brand, Doug Hauck is now vice-president of national accounts. Bob Miller, most recently vice-president of sales for the Ox Bodies brand, is the new vice-president of business development and sales administration. In the interim, he will continue in his former position. Casey Hardee, previously new business developer, will lead the new TBEI Parts and Accessories group as vice-president.

JerrDan Corp has named Len Zermeno as the company's newest regional manager for Texas and Oklahoma. He has had a career in sales with several of JerrDan's largest distributors. Zermeno joined the firm after recently selling his business.

Al Miller, a former employee of Johnson Truck Bodies, has returned after being away from the company for 15 months. He will be working in a newly created position as national sales manager. Other recent new hires at Johnson include Donald Breault and Donna Cherry, buyers in the purchasing department; James Wallin, safety specialist; and Shanna Smith, human resource generalist.

Kenworth Truck Co has named its 2007 Kenworth Service Council, which is comprised of leading service managers in the United States and Canada. Members are: Chairman — Frank Chiarizia, Inland Kenworth, Burnaby, British Columbia; Mike Allen, GreatWest Kenworth, Calgary, Alberta; Ralph Goodrich, Kenworth Sales, Spokane WA; John Gibson, Truck Enterprises, Harrisonburg VA; Scott Elders, Michigan Kenworth, Grand Rapids MI; Mark Haywood, Cooper Kenworth, Durham NC; Jody MacDonald, Tandet Kenworth, Kingston, Ontario; Rick Saner, MHC Kenworth, Springfield MO; and Kenworth Dealer Council representative Jay Ellison, Kenworth of South Texas, Pharr TX.

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