Jonathan D Rich, formerly president of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co's Chemical Division, has been named president of its North American Tire business. He succeeds John C Polhemus, who is retiring after 33 years with the company. Joseph Copeland has been named to succeed Rich as president of the Chemical Division. Copeland previously served as director of finance for both the Engineered Products and Chemical divisions of Goodyear.
Wayne Krzysiak, vice-president and general manager — parts operations for International Truck and Engine Corp, has been named vice-president — sales and distribution worldwide. He succeeds Steve Koch, who has become dealer principal of City International Truck Inc in Chicago IL. Jack Allen, vice-president and general manager of Blue Diamond Truck Co, has been named vice-president and general manager — parts operations. Mark Stasell, vice-president of product development, has been named vice-president and general manager of Blue Diamond Truck Co. Phil Christman, vice-president — core engineering and product support, succeeds Stasell.
David B Templeton has assumed duties as vice-president of human resources for Hendrickson International in Woodridge IL. He was previously with Hendrickson International Trailer Suspension Systems in Canton OH, where he served as director of human resources.
GNB Industrial Power, the Motive Power Business Group of Exide Technologies, has appointed Richard Conlon vice-president — Motive Power sales and marketing. He previously was commercial director of Motive Power — Northern Europe.
TydenBrammall has named Todd Schmutzler manufacturing engineering manager in charge of the company's Root Cause Analysis Program. He previously held senior manufacturing engineering positions with American Highway Technologies and Handy & Harman Automotive.
Tuthill Transport Technologies has named Mike Cole suspension system sales specialist. His experience includes more than 12 years serving the heavy-duty truck and trailer industry. Although Cole plans to maintain his residence in the Minneapolis MN area, he will have an office at the Brookston IN facility.
Intra Technologies has hired Randy Walker as regional sales manager based in Dallas TX. Most recently, he was vice-president of marketing for American Trucksource, a truck dealership network.
Transportation Technologies Industries Inc (TTI) has appointed Adnan Hiros senior account engineering manager. Hiros previously served as engineering manager — research and development at the Imperial Group, a business unit of TTI in Decatur TX. TTI has appointed Jonathan R Young senior account manager representing all TTI business units at Paccar. He most recently served with Jacobsen and Mosher, where he represented multiple Paccar suppliers.
Elite International Transportation Inc has appointed Michel Loutchaninoff sales manager. He was most recently sales manager for NRS/Interflow TCS in Houston TX.