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Bendix voices support for Tire Safety Week

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC is supporting National Tire Safety Week (May 24-30, 2015) by offering expert insight on the role that proper tire maintenance, regular inspection and correct inflation play in the safe operation of today’s commercial vehicles. Sponsored by the Rubber Manufacturers Association, National Tire Safety Week is part ...

Spectronics promotes Hammond

Spectronics Corporation has promoted Debra Hammond to global customer service manager. Hammond started her career at Spectronics more than 20 years ago as an international customer service specialist, ...

Boyer joins BBB Industries

BBB Industries has appointed John Boyer as vice president, product and category management, effective immediately. Boyer will report to CEO Don Bigler and will lead the company’s product management efforts across all product line categories. “We are delighted to have John join our senior leadership team.  John brings significant industry knowledge and experience that will help ...

Onspot appoints new vice president

Onspot of North America has appointed Eric Jones as vice president, sales and marketing for Team Onspot. Jones was previously the director of marketing, OEM sales and general manager of the Snow & Ice Removal Systems Division at Muncie Power Products. According to Onspot, Jones will lead the company's team of regional ...

Michelin facilities earn safety accolades

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) presented eight of its 20 safety awards this year to U.S. Michelin manufacturing plants. Two Michelin production facilities were recognized for excellence in worker health and safety, and six were acknowledged for significant improvements in these categories. RMA's Safety and Health Improvement Program (SHIP) awards, ...

Sohm named to Truck Buddy’s board

Trucker Buddy International’s Board of Directors has unanimously elected Krista Sohm, vice president, marketing and communications for Meritor, Inc., as its newest board member. “We are very excited to have Krista join the board,” says Randy Schwartzenburg, executive director of Trucker Buddy International (TBI). “Krista is recognized for her ...

MERA adds new team member

The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) has hired Brian Hall as senior director, membership and sales. MERA says Hall is primarily responsible for membership recruitment, retention and engagement, as well as the planning and execution of key events and executive council meetings. Hall was most recently with the Automotive Industry ...

Walter Surface Technologies appoints new leader

Walter Surface Technologies announces Michael Christodoulou has been appointed as president and COO of the company. Prior to joining Walter, Christodoulou was president of Cummins Eastern Canada LP, the distributor for Cummins Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing, sale and service of diesel engines. Christodoulou began working ...

Plombco reaches agreement with Lynn Parker Associates

Plombco has appointed Lynn Parker Associates (LPA) as the exclusive sales agency for North America. Plombco is celebrating its 30th year of operation in 2015 and continues to develop new ways to better service its customer’s needs. “Lynn Parker has over 40 years of experience working in the automotive industry ...

Retread Tire Association grows again

The following companies are the newest Members of the Retread Tire Association (RTA): Nol-Tec Systems, Lino Lake, Minn.; Recauchutagem Nortenha, Portugal; Tatko Servis Kaucuk Otomotiv Ticaret, Turkey; Turkey Retreader Association, Turkey. “We continue to be very pleased and gratified at the amount of support our exciting new association continues ...