July 2012 Industry Focus
People in the News
Following are personnel changes and announcements in the trucking industry:
Meritor Inc. has appointed Stephen Gudgel to the position of managing director, Axles & Drivelines, Commercial Truck, Europe; and Silvio Barros to the position of managing director, Axles & Drivelines, Commercial Truck, South America. Meritor also recently named Tim Burns vice president and general manager, Defense & Specialty, Industrial; and Mikel Slater vice president, Business Unit/Functional Human Resources and Talent Acquisition.
Jacobs Vehicle Systems announced Dave Biron has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence.
Accuride has named Greg Kern the new vice president of the company’s Imperial Group business unit.
Josh Schwartz has been appointed director of product management for HDA Truck Pride.
Old World Industries, LLC has hired Bryan Emrich as vice president of marketing.
SKF has appointed Katie Noga to director, automotive communications for the SKF Vehicle Service Market USA.
Phillips Industries has added three territory sales. Joining Phillips as territory sales managers are Nick Chelman in the Southeast region, Thomas Lewis in the South Atlantic region and Kent Crymes in the Southern region.