Dana Corp's board of directors has named president and chief executive officer Michael J Burns to the additional post of chairman. He succeeds Glen H Hiner, who had served in the position since the September 2003 death of Joe Magliochetti, former Dana chairman and CEO. Hiner will continue as a director of Dana.
Mack Trucks Inc has announced recipients of its 2003 Distributor of the Year awards. Roger Kriete, dealer principal of Milwaukee Mack Sales, was selected United States Distributor of the Year. He represents the Central Region. Other US regional winners include: Northeast — Debra Harvey, Harvey Mack Sales & Service, New Castle DE; Southwest — Tom Graddy and Tom Ewing, Houston Mack Sales & Service, Houston TX; Southeast — Ted Steele, Steele Truck Center, Fort Myers FL; and Western — Jack O'Brien, Arizona Truck Center, Phoenix AZ. The Mack Canada Distributor of the Year is Richard “Rick” Mayer, Mack Sales & Service in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Roberto Salinas, chairman and chief executive officer of Salinas Y Fabres, based in Santiago, Chile, was recognized as the Mack International Distributor of the Year.
XATA Corp has named Peter Thayer chief technology officer. He previously was vice-president of engineering for MobileAria, a subsidiary of Delphi Corp.
TODCO has promoted Jay Sloan to customer service representative, responsible for processing door and parts orders for the Marion and Upper Sandusky OH plants and assisting with obtaining ISO certification. He joined TODCO in 2002 as a door assembly technician.
Detroit Diesel Corp has named Jeff Wallis senior vice-president — parts, service, and customer support. He most recently was vice-president — parts sales and marketing. Glenn Lysinger, who most recently served as vice-president — customer assurance, will become chief quality officer.
Webb Wheel Products has promoted Duane Ricketts to vice-president of manufacturing for the Aftermarket Business Unit and David Link to vice-president of manufacturing for Webb's new high-volume OEM facility planned for completion early next year in Tell City IN.
John Prahl has joined the Mobility lift division of Maxon Lift Corp as its vice-president of sales. He has been the Northeast regional director with Maxon for the past six years. Howard Smith succeeds Prahl as Northeast regional director. Smith has been Midwest district sales manager for Maxon since 1997. Nobert Zoglman, who comes from Ricon Corp, will be Maxon Mobility district sales manager for the Southeast Region. Kevin McGuire joins Maxon Mobility from the investment industry and will be district sales representative for the Pacific Region.
Caterpillar Group President Richard L Thompson and Donald M Ings, vice-president of Caterpillar's Building Construction Products (BCP) Division, both will retire July 1, 2004. The firm's board of directors has named Stuart L Levenick group president and Executive Office member. He is now vice-president of the firm's Asia Pacific Division. The board elected Rodney C Beeler vice-president of marketing for the Asia Pacific Division. He serves as global champion of Caterpillar's Rental Services business, as well as general manager of the company's North American Rental business. Richard P Lavin will serve as chairman of Shin Caterpillar Mitsubishi Ltd and assume oversight of operations for the Asia Pacific Division. For the past two years, he has been vice-president of the Human Services Division. Sidney C Banwart, vice-president of Caterpillar's Systems and Processes Division, will head the company's Human Services Division. Edward J Rapp, vice-president of Europe, Africa & Middle East (EAME) marketing, will become vice-president of the BCP Division. Paolo Fellin, industry manager for Caterpillar's North American Commercial Division (NACD), has been named vice-president of EAME marketing. John S Heller, director of Caterpillar's Global Information Technology Solutions group, has been named vice-president of the company's Systems and Processes Division and chief information officer.