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People and Positions for December 2015

Jan. 5, 2016
News and highlights of people in the truck, trailer manufacturing, marketing, and distribution industry


Scott Hazlett

has promoted Scott D Hazlett to president, global wheels business unit from his previous role as senior vice-president of operations.Gregory A Risch has been promoted to president, Gunite business unit. He has served as the company’s chief financial officer since October 2011. Michael A Hajost will join Accuride as senior vice-president and CFO effective November 30, 2015.He recently completed a seven-year tenure leading the treasury and investor relations functions for Carpenter Technology Corp.


Gregory Risch

Reyco Granning has announced the hiring of Raoul Steenekamp as vice-president of engineering and Ramin Zarrabi as vice-president of manufacturing. Steenekamp has more than 30 years of experience designing chassis systems for the North American and international markets. Zarrabi is a manufacturing professional with 30 years of experience, who has managed three manufacturing plants similar in volume to Reyco Granning.


Michael Hajost

STEMCO, an EnPro Industries company, has appointed Donnie Wells vice-president and general manager of STEMCO Suspension Products. He comes from Compressor Products International (CPI), another member of the EnPro family. He began his career as a design engineer at Dana Corporation and initially joined STEMCO in 1998 before joining CPI in 2010. Wells replaces Jon Cocco, who joined STEMCO from Veyance Technologies.



Beverly Howe

, OEM vice-president of Schnure Manufacturing Co Inc, died Saturday, October 10, 2015, at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia PA.  She was 70. Howe was born in Somerville NJ on September 13, 1945, the daughter of the late Robert and Nettie Schnure of Honey Brook PA. She began working in the business in 1962 shortly after her father started the company. Howe is survived by her husband of 49 years; her son Craig Howe; daughter-in-law Shelley Howe; brother Bobby Schnure III, the president of Schnure Mfg; sister-in-law Nancy Schnure; a niece and nephew, Zoe and Robert Schnure IV; and grandchildren Alexander, Mitchell, and Abigail Howe. A private service took place at Calvary Church in Lancaster PA.