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Volvo Trucks North America Inc has appointed David Mayoras vice-president-industry relations, transport services, and powertrain development. Mayoras most recently was senior vice-president in charge of heavy-truck, bus, and coach sales for Detroit Diesel Corp.

R-O-M Corp has hired Mike O'Donnell as manager of the company's newly created Pacific Northwest sales territory. Based in Seattle WA, O'Donnell will manage sales in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. His most recent position was as eastern region business manager of an electronics company.

Michael J Aherne has been named vice-president of sales and marketing at Consolidated Metco. Aherne had been plant manager at the Clackamas OR plant. Brice W Barker has been appointed vice-president of operations for ConMet facilities in Clackamas, Portland OR, and Monterrey, Mexico. Barker most recently was general manager of the Rivergate facility. C Wayne Duncan has been named vice-president of operations at the Monroe NC facility, responsible for ConMet's Monroe and Secrest Machining facilities; St Thomas, Ontario, Canada Distribution Center; and the Drum Machining operation in Etowah TN. Duncan had been plant manager at Monroe. Steve O Norman has been named vice-president of operations at the Bryson City NC facility, responsible for operations at both Bryson City and Cashiers NC facilities. Norman most recently was general manager of plastics for the Bryson City facility. James D Stapp, previously operations manager at Clackamas, has been named plant manager. Timothy T Griffin, a manufacturing engineer at Monroe, has been appointed operations manager at Etowah.

TIP Intermodal Services, a unit of GE Capital, has appointed John "Jack" A Merritt manager of finance, based at corporate headquarters in Devon PA. Since 1995, he has served in several capacities with GE Capital.

NTE, formerly called the National Transportation Exchange, has appointed John Martin senior vice-president of sales and marketing. Martin previously was senior vice-president of global supply chain management at BAX Global.

Dominic Grote has been named director of product development for Grote Industries Inc's OEM Division. He had served as marketing services manager the past three years.

Ridewell Suspensions has named Justin Cravens as regional sales manager for the north central United States and Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada. He comes to Ridewell from Hutchens Industries, where he was a regional sales manager.

Magline Inc has appointed Steve Perry director of engineering and manufacturing. His previous experience includes several years of engineering management, manufacturing support, and distribution and operations management.

Trailmobile Canada Ltd's president, Mark Burgess, has tendered his resignation. Thomas E Wiseman, vice-president-sales and marketing for Trailmobile Corp, has been named interim president, pending completion of a search for Burgess' replacement. Burgess, who will take on a senior position with an automotive OEM in the midwestern United States, will remain on the Trailmobile board of directors.

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