August 2012 Industry Focus

Management Truck Parts & Service Staff August 4, 2012

People in the News

Following are personnel changes and announcements in the trucking industry:


Daimler Trucks North America has made two senior leadership changes. John O’Leary has been named chief financial officer, and will continue to serve on the company’s Executive Operating Committee. Friedrich Baumann has been appointed to succeed O’Leary as senior vice president of service and parts.


Dan Shoemaker has been appointed general manager of JX Peterbilt-Green Bay in DePere, Wis.

Horton Holding Inc. has named Lowell Schwab to its board of directors.

Fras-le has appointed Rodrigo Meirelles as vice president and general manager for its North American and European operations.

Ancra Canada, a division of Ancra International, has appointed George Bates as regional sales manager for Atlantic and Central Canada.

Grote Industries has named Josh Wilber as director of human resources.

Bauer Truck Repair Named Truck Service Expert Of The Year

HDA Truck Pride’s Truck Service Experts program has named Bauer Truck Repair in Shippenville, Pa. as its 2011 Truck Service Expert of the Year. The award was presented to Matt Bauer at the HDA Truck Pride’s annual membership meeting.

“Bauer Truck Repair became a Truck Service Expert in 2007 and five years later has become an exemplary model of the TSE Program,” says Mark Willis, HDA Truck Pride Business Development Manager.

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