Central Division from 1999 to 2000 in Texas.
Kitao succeeds Satoshi Iida, presi-
dent of Kubota Tractor Corp. in 2009 and
2010. Iida was promoted to general man-
ager of the Machinery Division International
Operations in Osaka, Japan.
Kubota Tractor Corp. is the U.S. market-
er and distributor of Kubota-branded equip-
ment, including a line of tractors up to 118
PTO hp, implements, compact and utility-
class construction equipment, consumer
lawn and garden equipment, commercial
turf products and utility vehicles.
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Clarke joined Navistar in January 2010 as
senior vice president, strategic initiatives, fol-
lowing a 35-year career at General Motors.
In 1973, he joined GM’s Pontiac division
and held numerous roles of increasing
responsibility, including president and man-
aging director of GM’s Mexico operation,
vice president of manufacturing and labor
relations and president of GM Asia Pacific.
Last September, Navistar signed joint
venture agreements with Anhui Jianghuai
Automobile Co. Ltd. (JAC) to develop, build
and market advanced diesel commercial
engines and advanced commercial vehicles
in China. Formation of the joint ventures is
subject to finalization of certain procedural
steps and the finalization of certain ancillary
commercial agreements among the parties.
Wedekind New Marketing VP
At Volvo CE
Eberhard Wedekind has been appoint-
ed executive vice president, sales and mar-
keting at Volvo CE, effective May 1. He will
be based at the Volvo CE headquarters
in Brussels, Belgium, and succeeds Scott
Hall, who will leave Volvo CE to take up
the position of president of Volvo Rents in
Wedekind has 16 years experience in a
number of senior roles within the compa-
ny, including vice president of marketing
and sales within the Compact Equipment
business, senior vice president of glob-
al marketing and senior vice president
of processes and systems. Since 2005,
he has been president of Region Asia,
based in Singapore. Prior to joining Volvo,
Wedekind held senior roles in Arthur D.
Little and the Linde Group in Italy and
Germany. In his new role, Wedekind will
report to Volvo CE President Pat Olney.
Tuthill Controls Group is now
Cablecraft Motion Controls –
your international choice for
motion transfer solutions.
Clarification: A story that appeared in the
March issue of Diesel Progress on Bosch
Rexroth Oil Control’s Green Valves did not
reflect organizational changes that occurred at
the company between the time of writing and
publication. During that period, Alessandro
Carmona was named director of sales and
product management for Compact Hydraulics
at Oil Control, while Norbert Dick has moved
to another position within Bosch Rexroth.
Diesel Progress regrets the error.
While we’ve been with Tuthill
since the 1960’s our experience
runs long and deep. Cablecraft
Motion Controls roots date back
to 1920 when we shipped our first
linkage. So, while our name is
new, our people and our products
still provide you with the quality
Then. Now. Tomorrow.
Clarke Named Head Of Navistar’s
Navistar has named Troy Clarke as head
the company’s Asia Pacific Operations.