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the company’s global commercial food
and beverage equipment division. Prior
to his career at Manitowoc, he served as
director of global sales for John Deere
JOHNSON MATTHEY: Gary D. Keefe
has been appointed the new regional
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has more than 20 years of experience in
commercial vehicle air brake components
and systems. He joined Bendix in 2001
as manager of technical sales for antilock
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sales manager for the Southeastern U.S.
for the Stationary Emissions Control (SEC)
North America Business Unit of Johnson
Matthey. Keefe, who will be based in
Atlanta, was most recently marketing
director at Miratech Corp. and has sales,
engineering and marketing experience in
emissions control products at EmeraChem
and Argillon. Also at Johnson Matthey’s
SEC business unit, Charles F. Salotti
has been appointed regional sales manager for the Southwestern U.S. Formerly
national sales manager for Alturdyne,
he has worked at Hawthorne Power
Systems, Cummins Northwest, Miratech
and Siemens/Argillon. He will be based
G. Keefe C. Salotti
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MEGGITT: Meggitt Sensing Systems,
a Meggitt group division, has promoted
Sharon Nelson to the position of vice
president – contract management. In this
role, Nelson is responsible for the overall
management of a newly established contract management function to include customers, partners and supplier relationships
across all development sites of Meggitt
A more than 30-year Meggitt employee,
Nelson began her career at Allied-Signal
as senior contracts manager and, following the acquisition of Endevco Corp. by
Meggitt, her role was further expanded to
include overall management of the customer service department. In 2003, she
was promoted to director of contracts and
customer service, a position she has held
for the past eight years.
IDLE FREE: Idle Free Inc., a Madison,
Wis.-based supplier of idle elimination technologies for trucks and buses,
announced two appointments to its management team. Greg Hansen has been
named director of operations and will manage supply chain and production. He will
be responsible for the manufacturing of
Idle Free’s APU system. He brings with
him more than 20 years of production and
operations experience, including 10 years
in engineering and manufacturing with GE
Healthcare and nine years as plant supervisor with Winslow Industries. Hansen
will oversee production at Idle Free’s
Watertown, Wis., facility.
Jason Hufford has been appointed
as central region sales director. Hufford
has worked in the APU and refrigerated
transport market since 1996. He began his
career in engineering and his most recent
position was vice president of regional
sales for Glacier Bay Technology. He will
be based in Rockford, Ill.