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People and Positions June 2016

July 5, 2016
Trailer/Body Builders' June 2016 news and highlights of people in the truck, trailer manufacturing, marketing, and distribution industry.


Great Dane announced that Brian Sage has been named executive vice-president of manufacturing. He reports to Dean Engelage, president of the company, and is based in Savannah GA. Sage has 19 years of executive leadership experience, most recently with Caterpillar, where he was a corporate lean advisor.

Merrick Murphy


Alcoa has named Merrick Murphy as president of the Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products (AWTP) business, reporting to Tim Myers, who recently assumed the role of group president, Alcoa Transportation and Construction Solutions (TCS). Prior to this appointment, Murphy was vice-president and general manager for Alcoa’s Commercial Vehicle Wheel business in the Asia Pacific region.

TODCO, Transportation Division of Overhead Door Corporation, has added Jon Barbara and Wayne Tillotson to its management team. Barbara has been appointed as materials manager after eight years at Cooper Tire and Rubber Company and four years as an operations scheduler for the Miller Brewing Co. Tillotson joins TODCO as manufacturing engineering and maintenance manager. Since 2007, he served as maintenance manager for Arboris LLC in Newark OH. Chris Oehler has been promoted from Marion OH plant manager to TODCO’s director of operations.

John Schneider

, senior vice-president of sales and chief sales officer at KIC LLC, has been named president of the company. Greg Hatton will continue as chief executive officer and chairman of the board. Schneider has served with KIC since 2006.

Eric Higgs has joined Bridgestone Americas as vice-president of marketing for its Commercial business. With more than 20 years of experience in global marketing, he spent the past four years at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, most recently serving as general manager for the Hands & Face category since January 2015.

Troy Hradsky


Werts Welding & Tank Service Inc announced that Troy Hradsky has joined its Trailer Sales division. He previously was employed by Heil Trailer International as a regional sales manager since 2011.