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Paul L Vikner, who has served since July 2001 as president and chief executive officer of Mack Trucks Inc, will become a member of Volvo's Group Executive Committee effective Jan 1, 2004, reporting to Leif Johansson, president and CEO of the Volvo Group. Vikner will continue to serve as president and CEO of Mack.

Joseph J McAleese has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC. McAleese, who was promoted to president in March 2002, assumes the CEO position previously held by Robert S Oswald, who will continue to serve as Bendix chairman.

Steve Andrews has moved from being managing director with Hendrickson Europe to serve as general manager of Hendrickson International truck suspension systems division in Woodridge IL. Mike Keeler, general manager of auxiliary axle systems in Hebron OH, assumes the added responsibilities of managing Hendrickson Europe.

Nick Panza has been promoted to senior vice-president of Paccar Inc and will relocate to Bellevue WA. He will be replaced as Paccar vice-president and Peterbilt Motors Co general manager by Dan Sobic, who had been assistant general manager of Peterbilt.

Dave Nelson, regional service manager for Western Pacific Leasing Inc in Seattle WA, has been named PacLease's Service Manager of the Year. The award was presented at Paccar Leasing's annual maintenance management seminar in Seattle.

Ed Wentz has joined Webb Wheel Products Inc as vice-president of business development, and Michael Krassick has been named director of materials. Krassick replaces Jim Barmettler, who retired in September after more than 24 years with the company. Wentz comes from Fontaine International, where he held several executive sales and marketing positions. Krassick most recently was materials manager at Webb.

Chris Hines has been appointed president of the transportation division at Pegasus TransTech. Hines comes from Terion Inc and formerly served as president of TIP, the trailer leasing business of GE Capital.

Lyn Anglin has been named president of Maxi-Seal Harness Systems Inc, a subsidiary of Peterson Manufacturing Co. Before joining Maxi-Seal, Anglin served as general manager for Panelite. Maxi-Seal has named Aimee Koch national sales and engineering manager. She previously was sales engineer for Bear Plastics and Square D Co.

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