May 1, 2003 12:00 PM
Navistar International Corp announced that Daniel C Ustian, president and chief executive officer, has assumed operating responsibility for the company's truck group, effective immediately. J Steven Keate, who had served as president of the truck group since June 1999, has left the company. Keate joined the firm in March 1995 as vice-president and corporate controller and later headed heavy-truck operations. Ustian previously led Navistar International's engine operation.
Jack Smith, chief executive officer of West-Mark, has retired effective March 31, 2003. Grant Smith, the company's marketing director, has been appointed CEO, and Todd Vincent has been named marketing director. Jack Smith will remain on West-Mark's board of directors.
John Coll has been named general manager of Roadranger Aftermarket Division, replacing Jeff Romig, who was named Eaton Corp's vice-president of supplier resource management in January. Coll joined Eaton in January 2001 as director-global channel marketing for the Cutler-Hammer Group. Dimitri Kazarinoff has been named to the newly created post of marketing director for Eaton Corp and Roadranger Marketing. He joins Eaton from McKinsey & Co, where he was an associate principal of the firm.
Mike Brammer, formerly president of Carlisle Industrial Brake & Friction, has been named president of Carlisle Motion Control Industries Inc. Carlisle recently combined its Motion Control operation with that of Industrial Brake & Friction. Brammer will head the new group.
Grote Industries has named Charlie Kasper vice-president-customer relations. He has previously held positions in sales, marketing, and customer service at the company. John Grote, who most recently served as marketing manager, has been named aftermarket sales director. Matt Forner has been promoted from director of business development to division manager-traditional sales. Chris Cammack has been named brand manager. He most recently served as assistant marketing manager. Mike Grote, who had been southeast OEM sales manager, has been named national fleet sales manager.
Goodyear's commercial tire division named Dan Martin general manager of original equipment and strategic accounts. He joined the firm in 2002 as general manager-commercial tires, West.
The NovaFlex Group has named Tom Wise vice-president-corporate development and Tim Tully regional manager of NovaFlex Hose in Indianapolis IN.
Tectran Mfg Inc has appointed John Rayburn to the newly created position of sales manager responsible for the company's southern United States territory. He has more than 25 years' experience in the heavy-duty parts industry.
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