Navistar International Corp's president and chief operating officer, Daniel C Ustian, has been elected chief executive officer, effective Feb 19, 2003, after the company's annual meeting. He will succeed John R Horne, who will continue to serve as chairman of the board. Robert C Lannert will continue as vice-chairman of the board of directors and chief financial officer. The role of chief operating officer will not be filled.
Cummins Inc has named Jean Blackwell, vice-president — Cummins Business Services, as chief financial officer and chief of staff. Tom Linebarger, vice-president and CFO, will become president of the Cummins Power Generation Business, succeeding Jack K Edwards, who will retire in June after a 30-year career with the company. Susan K Carter, Cummins vice-president and controller, will become vice-president of finance and chief accounting officer.
Bostrom Seating, a business unit of Transportation Technologies Industries Inc (TTI), has hired Michael Bates as director of engineering. Bates was formerly employed by General Motors as system architect and as lead engineer.