The Holland Group Inc has named Michael O'Connell director — truck OEM sales for Holland USA Inc. Gary J Schultz has been appointed vice-president and director — truck/bus suspension product management team for The Holland Group. O'Connell came from Volvo Trucks Canada, where he served as president. Schultz's most recent assignment was vice-president/director of truck OEM sales with Holland USA.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co has named Rick Navarro vice-president — business development. He joins Goodyear from Solectron Corp, where he was senior vice-president of corporate development. Brent Copeland has been named as president and chief operating officer of Wingfoot Commercial Systems, the Fort Smith AR-based operation of Goodyear. He replaces Stephen McClellan, who recently was named vice-president of Goodyear North American Tire's commercial tire systems. Most recently, Copeland had served Wingfoot as vice-president — sales and marketing. Donn Kramer has been named director of marketing — commercial tire systems in the North American Tire unit of The Goodyear. Most recently, he served as director of Goodyear consumer tire marketing. Dave Beasley has been named director of sales — commercial tire systems, after briefly heading both the sales and marketing duties in the North American Tire unit's commercial segment.
Smith System has added four new driving trainers: Michael Berry of Ohio, Joseph Maun of Illinois, Donald Converse of California, and George “Stan” Weik of Texas. Lee Evenson joined the company as regional sales manager for the Central Mountain Region and will be a Smith certified instructor. He previously sold products to the traffic safety industry and was formerly a driver and safety committee chairperson for United Parcel Service. Smith has also added Karen Carroll as sales assistant. Kent D Jones has been appointed vice-president of heavy-duty sales and marketing for Delco Remy. He most recently was the firm's vice-president of aftermarket sales and marketing.