People and Positions August 2016

People and Positions August 2016



Jeff Lester

appointed Jeff Lester senior vice-president of sales effective August 1, 2016, and he will be based in Greensboro NC. Lester, who joined the company in 1999, most recently was regional vice-president–Southeast.

Doug Twyford has joined Wabash National Corporation as director of sales, Wabash Aviation & Truck Equipment. He previously was business development director at Black Cat Blades. Scott Thomas has been hired by Wabash National as sales manager, Domestic Aviation. Most recently, he served as territory sales manager at Parker Velcon for the United States and South America. Neal Ropp has joined Wabash National as sales manager, parts and service. He previously was general manager for Averitt Express.

Omaha Standard Palfinger (OSP) has appointed Ed Morris as regional sales manager–Western Territory. He will serve as the point of contact for distribution partners in Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and other states in the West. With sales and account management experience in related industries, Morris brings a strong background in territory-based sales development.

Stellar Industries Inc has promoted Eric Janssen and Ryan Ytzen to inside sales positions. Janssen worked the previous four years as a sales representative for the American Eagle Accessories Group, a division of Stellar. Ytzen recently moved from the customer service department, where he was a technical service representative for the past three years.




The Lincoln Electric Company, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc, has promoted John T Bronstrup to the newly created position of president, Business Development for the Americas Welding segment. He previously served as vice-president–finance, North America, and Daniel E McMillin Jr will succeed Bronstrup in that position. McMillin has more than 25 years of finance and accounting experience and was most recently Lincoln’s international controller.

The aftermarket field sales team at ConMet has grown to eight people. New team members include Jeff Roussey, who covers the Midwest region including Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. He was most recently employed at Pana Pacific and Fleet Engineers. Darrin Young is ConMet’s new regional sales manager for Canada and has served with SAF-Holland Canada, IMT Corporation, and Dominion Automotive Industries. Mike Branson covers ConMet’s Southwest region including Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and the southern parts of California and Nevada.

Brian VanCamp

has hired Brian VanCamp as its new strategic account manager. He was most recently aftermarket segment manager for Hendrickson, working with original equipment manufacturers and independent aftermarket customers.

ECCO Safety Group (ESG) welcomes Kevin Chapman as its vice-president, global marketing, based out of ESG’s Leeds office in the United Kingdom. With more than 20 years of experience in marketing, sales, and product management along with global management experience, he most recently served as vice-president, head of strategy and marketing, Latin American Region with Symantec.




Michael McRoberts

has been named chief commercial officer of HDA Truck Pride. He joins the company with nearly 30 years of aftermarket experience, including service as vice-president of sales and marketing at Honeywell and director of the global aftermarket at The Timken Company.

Rush Enterprises Inc announced that its board of directors appointed Michael J McRoberts senior vice-president and chief operating officer of the company, effective immediately. He has been with the company since April 2011, serving in various senior management roles, including most recently as senior vice-president–dealer operations.

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