Feb 1, 2002 12:00 PM
Roar Isaksen has been appointed head of Volvo Truck Corp's Europe Division. Isaksen most recently was head of the International Division. Claes Svedberg, currently president of Volvo Truck Australia, has been named as head of the International Division.
Schilli Transportation Services has hired Michael Bray as chief financial officer. He has worked in senior financial and accounting capacities for Arco Industries, KAL Leasing, and Ryder System Inc.
Norman F Hutchinson, president of Hutchinson Industries, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, died Jan 10, 2002, in Toronto. He was a 50-year veteran of the tank truck industry. Survivors include his wife, Joan; son, Stephen; daughters, Susan and Catherine; and 11 grandchildren.
Michael Popovich has been named vice-president of sales and marketing for Autocar LLC. Most recently, he was North American sales manager for Dana Commercial Vehicle Systems Group. Autocar has appointed Tom Neitz regional sales manager for Autocar's eastern region. Most recently, Neitz was northeast regional sales manager for Western Star Trucks Inc in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
Reinke Mfg Co Inc has promoted Brad Schultz from assistant trailer sales manager to director of trailer sales. Gerald Rife was named Midwest regional sales manager. Based in Winamac IN, he previously worked as regional sales manager for HPA Monon. Reinke has appointed Tysen Hissong, who has worked for the company more than two years, as sales administration manager of the chassis department.
Don Thornton has been named vice-president of carrier services for TransCore's Commercial Services Group. Most recently, he was with Market Transport Ltd as vice-president of business development and technology. TransCore has appointed Tom Petrick director of customer solutions. He previously served with Corillian Corp in senior management positions in sales support and business development. Rebecca Armstrong, TransCore's new director of sales, previously was vice-president of global sales and marketing at RapidEdit.com.
Gary L Wasney has joined Ridewell Suspensions as manager of Canadian sales. His background includes 15 years of sales management for Kalyn-Siebert and Trail King with experience in maintenance and operations management of heavy-duty construction and transportation equipment.
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