Evans Leads Meritor’s
Aftermarket Field Sales
Meritor Inc. has appointed Mark Evans
senior director, Field Sales, Aftermarket,
North America, responsible for the strategic
management and growth of service parts
sales and training as well as ensuring customer satisfaction across distribution channels
in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Evans is based in Florence, Ky., and leads
more than 40 district managers and regional
directors. Most recently, Evans was a senior
sales executive for Milacron LLC, Cincinnati,
Ohio. Previously he served in senior sales
positions at Hillenbrand Inc. and Tennant Co.
Terex Construction Names
Terex Construction has appointed Eric
Kuimjian as its new engineering director.
Terex said Kuimjian brings more than 20
years’ experience to Terex and will play a key
part in further expanding the Coventry,
U.K., facility’s range
of backhoe loaders,
site dumpers and
Kuimjian will also
be responsible for
introducing the lat-
engines and low-carbon technologies as
part of the company’s global emissions
Wilson, Raschi Promoted
HydraForce has announced the promo-
tion of two executives to new positions with-
in the company.
Mark Wilson is now Global Key Accounts
director. In this role, he is responsible for
major account relationships, directing a team
dedicated to providing sales and applications support, as well as coordination for
multinational customer projects. Wilson, who
previously held a senior marketing position at
HydraForce Ltd. in the U.K., will continue to
be based in Birmingham, England, and will
coordinate with supporting locations in North
and South America, Asia and Europe.
Enrico Raschi has assumed the role of
director of Sales, Europe. Raschi has 23
years of experience in the hydraulics industry, including seven years as HydraForce
sales manager for Italy. He will operate
from both the HydraForce European headquarters facility in Birmingham and his
home office in Italy.
Sagel New Head Of KSPG
Alexander Sagel has been appointed
head of KSPG’s Hardparts division, which
Pistons, Bearings and
Castings. The division includes KSPG’s
within the Rheinmetall
Group in the markets
for small- and large-bore pistons as well as
plain bearings, continuous castings, engine
blocks, cylinder heads and structural components. In the future, the companies belonging
to KSPG’s Hardparts division will be marketing
their products throughout the business units
under the core brand of KS Kolbenschmidt.
Sagel joined the KSPG Group in July
2005 as director, Business Development and
Innovation Services, at KS Kolbenschmidt
after taking his doctorate in materials science
and working in various positions at Daimler
AG. Beginning in 2010, he was in charge of
global marketing at KS Kolbenschmidt and
KS Aluminium-Technologie until April 2012,
when he assumed overall responsibility for
the Group’s Small-Bore Pistons operations.
He will continue to head this unit in addition
to his new function as head of the Hardparts
division. The division’s management team
also includes CFO Peter Neu and Volker
Fütterer, head of Hardparts HR.
Three Managerial Appointments
Toyota Material Handling U.S.A. Inc.
(TMHU) has announced three new managerial appointments. Effective immediately,
Michael Heyden will serve as national field
manager, Parts & Service; Chris Olsen
becomes national sales manager, National
Accounts; and Steve Tadd joins TMHU as
national marketing manager.
As national field manager, Parts &
Service, Heyden is responsible for the
oversight and management of TMHU’s
technical parts and service managers.
Heyden brings more than 25 years of experience in field-service management and
parts product marketing to TMHU, most
recently serving as director of Parts for
Navistar Defense Parts.
Olsen was most recently sales manager
for The Raymond Corp. As national sales
manager for TMHU, Olsen will help drive
initiatives for new revenue opportunities.
Tadd joins TMHU as national marketing
manager, overseeing TMHU’s nationwide
marketing and advertising efforts and supporting the Toyota brand. He is responsible
for the brand’s marketing materials, digital
presence, advertising, public relations and
dealer communications. Tadd comes to
TMHU from Nautic Global Group, where he
served as director of Marketing.
LICOS TRUCKTEC: LICOS Trucktec,
part of the Concentric group, has appointed
Bernhard Huurdeman as chief engineer at
its Markdorf, Germany, plant, which manufactures electromagnetic fan clutches, water
pump clutches and belt-drive components
for the truck, bus and off-highway sectors.
Before joining LICOS Trucktec, he spent
15 years with Mann+Hummel in Ludwigsburg,
Germany, reaching the position of manager
of the Thermodynamics Group within the
Advanced Development Department.
Correction: Due to an editing error,
part of the company listing for Westport
Innovations in the 2014 Engine Yearbook
in the June issue of Diesel Progress was
incorrect. The correct information is:
Westport Innovations Inc.
1750 West 75th Avenue, Suite 101
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Tel: (604) 718-2000
Sales: Mark Aubry
Marketing: Jamie Henry
Gaseous Fuel: 75 to 134 hp
Diesel Progress regrets the error.
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