John Thomas III, president of Thomas Built Buses, has decided to leave his position to serve as a consultant to the company. Freightliner LLC has named John O'Leary as his successor. O'Leary joined Freightliner in 2000 and has held positions including director of corporate audit. Since March 2001, he has directed the daily management of Freightliner's successful turnaround program.
Hercules Mfg Co has appointed Ernie Walker regional sales manager for Texas, Florida, southern Georgia, southern Alabama, and northern Louisiana. He most recently served as a regional sales manager for Morgan Corp.