Trailer, truck, & body OEMs

Trail King Industries Inc has named Bruce Yakley as its new president, succeeding Carol Lowe, who is returning to Carlisle Companies effective April 1, 2011. With 37 years of experience in lean manufacturing, supply chain management, engineering, and product development, Yakley most recently served as president and chief operating officer of Brenner Tank LLC, headquartered in Fond du Lac WI.

DUECO Inc has added Paul Dybro as marketing coordinator to support the three strategic business units of the organization: DUECO Inc, Utility Equipment Leasing Corporation, and Odyne LLC. He has worked as a member of the communication teams at Snap-on Tools and Ruud Lighting.

Al Miller has joined Hercules Manufacturing in the Northeast Sales Division covering Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. His experience includes more than 25 years' experience representing OEMs in the truck equipment industry. James Cox Sr has joined Hercules as an in-house parts sales associate. He was previously plant manager of Tri State Fire Protection in Evansville IN.

Mark Fletcher has joined East Manufacturing as retail marketing representative for southern Ohio and western New York. For more than 12 years he was national sales representative at Trailstar, and he spent a year with Benson as national manager for dealer development.

Polar Corporation announced that Frank Lukacs has been named president of its Polar Tank Trailer division. He joins the firm with more than 33 years of leadership experience in manufacturing businesses, serving most recently as president and chief executive officer of Morton Metalcraft. Lukacs replaces Randy Arlt, who served as the division president since 2003 and has accepted a new role at Polar's corporate headquarters as vice-president of business development. Polar Tank Trailer has named Brad Quatier the company's new controller. He replaces Jeff Behrens, who was promoted and named the new division controller for Polar Service Centers. Quatier most recently served as controller for GeoSystems, based in Maple Grove MN.

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