Trailer/truck/body OEMs

Freightliner LLC has named John Stevenson president of American LaFrance. He most recently served as plant manager for Freightliner's Cleveland NC truck manufacturing plant.

Willis Napoleon Hackney, founder of Hackney Bros Body Co in Wilson NC, which was bought by Hackney & Sons and eventually by Kidron Inc, is being inducted Nov 9, 2004, into the North Carolina Transportation Hall of Fame.

Brenner Tank LLC, a Peterson Industries company, has named Paul Peterson regional sales manager responsible for the company's Central territory, which includes Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and southern Illinois. He joins Brenner after serving as district manager for Tenneco-Automotive Inc.

Nathan Vandiver has joined Hercules Mfg Co as a mechanical and process engineer. He most recently served as a mechanical engineer for Rexam Closures & Containers in Evansville IN.

Super Products has named Charles “Chuck” H Higginbotham as western regional manager for contractor and industrial sales, and he will be based in Portland OR. He has more than 25 years of sales experience, most of it in equipment sales.

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