May 1, 2006 12:00 PM
Kenworth Truck Co has named its 2006 Kenworth Dealer Council members: Chairman Harry Mamizuka, Bay Area Kenworth, Oakland CA; Jay Ellison, French Ellison Truck Center, Pharr TX; Brent Leach, Custom Truck Center, Regina, Saskatchewan; John Nichols, Kenworth of Indianapolis (IN); Bob Mitchell, Kenworth of Birmingham (AL); and Gary Mitchell, Kenworth of Pennsylvania, Carlisle PA. Kyle Treadway, Kenworth Sales Co in Salt Lake City UT, serves as the ATD line representative.
Motor Wheel Commercial Vehicle Systems has appointed Chris Stephens director of sales — aftermarket. He brings 12 years of industry sales experience to the organization. Gordon “Gord” Christie has been named director of sales — Canada. Christie provides a working knowledge of sales and customer support experience.
XTRA Lease has named Jim AuBuchon vice-president for the company's southwest region, including branches in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Memphis TN. Most recently, he served as senior director — supply chain for Dallas Airmotive.
Lana Batts will serve as chairman of the Transportation Costing Group. A 30-year veteran of the trucking industry and president of the Truckload Carriers Association from 1994-2000, she is managing partner in Transport Capital Partners LLC, a mergers and acquisition firm that specializes in the trucking industry.
Scott DeGiorgio has been hired as general manager of Mitchell 1's newly created Commercial Vehicle Group. With more than 20 years of executive management experience, he previously served as general manager of sales and operations for Great Dane Trailers.
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