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Jeff Wallis has been named general manager of parts sales and marketing for Freightliner. Wallis comes to Freightliner from Detroit Diesel Corp, where he most recently was senior vice-president of parts, service, and customer support.

Dawn Rosebrough has joined TODCO as inside customer service representative.

Volvo Financial Services announced that Martin (“Marty”) Weissburg will become president and chief executive officer of Volvo Commercial Finance (VCF), its North American captive finance company. He succeeds Jim Ryan, who is retiring. Weissburg previously was president of Great Dane Financial and a senior vice-president of Orix Financial.

Holland USA, a subsidiary of The Holland Group Inc, has announced that John Marquette has been named OEM account manager for its truck sales team. He most recently was national fleet accounts manager.

Nissan Diesel America (NDA) has promoted Kent Thompson to national sales training manager. He was formerly district manager in NDA's Capitol District.

Alcoa Wheel Products has named Samantha Gerhardt account manager and relocated her to Portland OR to focus on OEM commercial vehicle business in the region. She worked most recently in the southeastern United States. Merrick Murphy has also been named account manager and has been relocated to North Carolina to focus on that region. Murphy previously served Alcoa as a market manager for commercial vehicle wheels.

Horton Holding Inc has hired Steve Wardleworth as vice-president of manufacturing. Most recently, he was executive director — strategic procurement and manufacturing at McQuay International, a manufacturer of HVAC products.

The OEM Truck Business Unit of Webb Wheel Products Inc has hired Philip J Caplan as OEM account executive. He comes from SKF Automotive Business Unit, where he most recently was corporate purchasing manager. Webb also appointed Mike Self director of manufacturing, Jeremy Zills engineering manager, and Dwayne Smith controller.

TSE Brakes Inc has added Roger McEvoy as marketing manager, and he will be based at the firm's Fresno CA headquarters. He most recently was in sales and marketing with the Volvo Group.

Spray Control Systems Inc has hired Jason Johnson, for a full-time sales/product specialist position.

Karl Vandermyde, formerly manager of sales and product support — East, has been appointed Caterpillar's manager of OEM sales. Michael D Dutton, district manager for Europe, Africa, and Middle East (EAME) residing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has assumed Vandermyde's former job.

Federal Signal has appointed John Gruber vice-president of corporate development, replacing Duane Doerle, who retired earlier this year. Gruber joins the firm from Grand Vehicle Works Holdings LLC, where he assisted the chairman with strategic activities and business transactions.

McLeod Software Inc has appointed Tom Madison regional sales manager — Pacific Northwest territory. He most recently built Scatterpoint, a consulting business that combined computer and network security fields.

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