Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp has appointed Robert E McDowell president and chief executive officer of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc (MFTA). Most recently executive vice-president and chief operating officer, he replaces Isao Toda, who will return to Japan to become president of Chiba Mitsubishi Fuso.

Michael E Delaney will join Freightliner's Executive Committee as senior vice-president of marketing, a newly created position. Most recently, he has been a partner in two Greensboro NC-based marketing firms and served as vice-president — commercial operations, for Unifi. John Merrifield, senior vice-president — Sterling and Western Star Trucks, will become senior vice-president — distribution for Freightliner LLC. Mark Lampert, senior vice-president — Freightliner Trucks, will also direct development of sales for the Sterling and Western Star brands, as well as for the Detroit Diesel on-highway engine business unit and the company's proprietary components sales. He will also oversee the company's used-truck operations managed by the Freightliner Market Development Corp business unit.

Bobby Greene is the new sales manager for Thermo King's District 9, covering Colorado, Louisiana, and Texas. He most recently was with Dallas TX-based W&B Service. Thermo King's new national account manager-Western Region is Mike Roberts, who previously served as the District 9 sales manager. John MacDougall is the new sales manager for District 6, covering Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Canada. He returns to Thermo King after three years away. Dave Forsmark was named District 7 sales manager, covering Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Most recently, he served as product service manager-marine solutions. The new District 2 service manager is Freddy Munoz, covering Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, eastern Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. He replaces Tom Bernat, who was named national account service manager-global and national accounts. Munoz previously served as field service engineer for Hussmann Corp.

Mark Eaton joins W & B Service Co as a regional sales manager. He worked for Carrier Transicold most recently as director of service truck/trailer — Americas.

Kemlite Co Inc announces the retirement of Richard W Schueller, president of the Crane Composites Group and Kemlite, and the appointment of Daniel L Colbert as Kemlite president, Kemlite. Schueller, who retired July 1, has been president of Kemlite since 1990. Colbert served previously with Sears Roebuck as vice-president-continuous improvement.

Vincent Fortier has been promoted to technical director for New World Zanotti Transblock. He previously worked for truck leasing company Locam, as well as truck refrigeration dealers.

John Hinesley, ArvinMeritor's Western Area director — North American field operations for commercial vehicle systems, has been named president of the national board of directors of SkillsUSA, whose members support developing a highly skilled workforce through public career and technical education.

Hutchens Industries has hired Jim Downey as its new Southeast Territory sales manager, covering Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. He previously worked as a district sales manager for Hayes Lemmerz International.

Matt Ruth, previously TMW Systems' director of client services, has been promoted to vice-president of professional services. Keith Mader has been promoted from director to vice-president of development services. Senior implementation specialist Reed Dallman has been elevated to manager of client services. Shelli Weisz, formerly director of implementation services, has assumed the newly created post of vice-president — business development, Europe.

Randall Nord has been appointed president and chief executive officer for Horton Holding Inc and all its subsidiary companies. Hugh K Schilling, who founded Horton in 1951, has stepped down as CEO to enter partial retirement. He will continue to serve as chairman of the board for the company and its subsidiaries. Nord had been president and chief operating officer of Horton Holding since 1999.

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