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Tbb January People

January's people and positions in trucking

Jan. 30, 2023
Each month, Trailer/Body Builder recognizes notable promotions and transitions for folks in the industry. Here's the most recent entries for January.

Many organizations honored achievement and recognized new talent with hirings and promotions throughout the month of January.

Truck, trailer, and body OEMs

The Shyft Group added John Dunn to their ranks as president of Fleet Vehicles and Services as of this month. Dunn’s new, elevated duties include responsibility for all aspects of the business and working with his leadership team to guide strategy and its implementation. Prior to this position, Dunn served as the president and CEO of North and South America of Plastic Omnium, Clean Energy Systems, and held various leadership positions at Brose.

Safe Fleet has hired Steve Kiefer as their new senior vice president of Commercial Vehicle North America. Kiefer succeeds Brad Templeman and will be based in the Illinois office, where he will be responsible for the commercial vehicle product portfolio and market share growth for last mile delivery, commercial upfitting, and video-based safety solutions. Prior to this appointment, Kiefer served Manitex as president and COO.

Terex Utilities promoted Nick Cammisa to senior director of services after almost 20 years with the company. Prior to his new role, Cammisa served in branch management, sales, and strategic account management and has worked in utilities for over 30 years.


JX Enterprises promoted Herman Goth to vice president of Lease, Rental and Organizational Communication. Among Goth’s new responsibilities are streamlining communications to enhance customer experience. Prior to his new role, Goth has served with JX Enterprises for almost 30 years, holding positions such as service advisor and service manager.

Suppliers and Distributors

Truck-Lite named Jon Stineman as president of its U.S. operations. Prior to his new position, Stineman served as senior vice president of sales at Clarience Technologies, parent company to Truck-Lite. A Truck-Lite veteran of 24 years, Stineman began at the company as an engineer before shifting to sales, where he became an OEM sales manager in 2006. He was promoted to sales director in 2011 and again to vice president in 2018. Now, he will take on top leadership at Truck-Lite.

Kinedyne LLC hired Lance Hickey to the position of market segment manager for Curtainside Solutions and Joe Vergel de Dios as the market segment manager for Decking Solutions. Hickey will be working to grow and expand Kinedyne’s sales through OEM and distribution markets, while de Dios will develop and grow double-decking trailer systems throughout North America.


The Customized Logistics & Delivery Association (CLDA) appointed Mark McSweeney as the interim executive director. Currently, McSweeney is the vice president of Association Strategies for Raybourn Group International (RGI) and has served in CEO capacities for 29 years. The company assumed management of CLDA at the beginning of 2023.

The American Truck Historical Society hired Aaron Marsh as its publication's director and editor of its magazine Wheels of Time. Marsh takes up the mantle from Stormy Wylie after writing for healthcare news in Washington, D.C., handling the general news beat for two newspapers in Connecticut, and spending four years as a senior editor for Fleet Owner and American Trucker. Marsh will be working from Connecticut as he directs the future of the Wheels of Time.


CRC Industries has appointed Len Mazzanti as CEO, succeeding Perry Cozzone after five years of service. Prior to accepting his new role, Mazzanti served as the region president of Sartomer Americas, as well as holding several roles encompassing operations, supply chain, and commercial business leadership. As CEO, Mazzanti will primarily focus on driving operational excellence and infrastructure around core product lines.