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News (January 01, 2002)

Freightliner has parted company with its long-time Canadian vice-president, John Cecconi. The truckmaker has reportedly been in the midst of a massive housecleaning, and the official word is a replace...

Freightliner has parted company with its long-time Canadian vice-president, John Cecconi. The truckmaker has reportedly been in the midst of a massive housecleaning, and the official word is a replacement is expected to be named in the future.

Alan Masters has been appointed vice-president of Hino Diesel Trucks Canada. Masters joined Hino Canada nearly 20 years ago as the national service manager due to his many years of parts and service experience working with major North American and off-shore auto manufacturers.

Joseph Kuchar, founding president of Recochem, has announced the appointment of four senior managers to positions of increased responsibility and authority. Ralph Carmichael has been promoted to the position of senior vice-president, International and Industrial Division. Paul Morgan received the position of senior vice-president, Consumer Division. Kert Teblum is now the senior vice-president, Automotive Products, Consumer Division. James Campbell is now the vice-president, Finance and chief financial officer for the Recochem Group of Companies, worldwide.

Frank Halbert recently joined the Karmak sales team as the regional manager covering Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. He most recently worked as a general manager for Industrial Power in Longview, Texas. Halbert has been a longtime industry consultant and supporter of Karmak business systems.

Dana’s Commercial Vehicle Systems announced the promotion of Vicky Black to general manager of Dana’s Commercial Vehicle Service Parts Division. Black will be responsible for developing and executing global service parts business growth strategies for the division.

Al Palladini’s Commercial T.C. is pleased to announce the addition of Larry Clement to its sales and leasing team. Clement invites all his friends and customers to visit him at his new location at 7777 Weston Rd. and Hwy. 7 in Woodbridge or call 416-798-4777 to say hi.

Webasto Thermosystems has named Joe Kirby truck group director. Kirby will lead the Truck Group in serving truck OEMs, distributors, fleets and owner operators. Kirby comes to Webasto with more than 17 years of sales experience as well as marketing expertise in the heavy truck industry, working with truck OEMs, truck distributors and truck fleets.

Day & Ross has named Kevin G. Price as the new Ottawa terminal manager. He will be responsible for the management of daily terminal operations. Price was the terminal manager for Day & Ross in London, Ont., in 1998 and moved to Windsor as terminal manager in 1999.

ExxonMobil Lubricants and Petroleum Specialties Company welcomes Dan Larkin, a recognized engine, fuels and lubricants technical expert and 32-year veteran of Detroit Diesel Corp., to its Vehicle Lubricants Technical Team as fleet optimized drain interval coordinator. Larkin will provide truck fleets and original equipment manufacturers with technical support relating to optimized oil drain intervals and lubrication recommendations. Also, Warren W. Eckert, a certified lubrication specialist with more than 24 years in research, engineering and field work relating to commercial vehicle lubricants, has been named Application Engineer for Exxon and Mobil Vehicle Lubricants in North America. Eckert will provide technical support including product application recommendations to off-highway customers involved in construction, mining, agriculture and other heavy-duty market areas. He will also support original equipment manufacturers.

The United States Freight Exchange Inc. has named Dino D. Moler as chief operating officer and member of the board. He will also serve as president of GlobalFex, USFEX’s international e-market service provider. With 16 years of experience within the logistics/transportation industry, including five years intergrating transportation e-market solutions, Moler is responsible for shaping and developing USFEX’s public and private open auction marketplaces. He will continue to drive the strategic direction of USFEX private exchange solutions, manage the vision of USFEX, and continue to establish key external relationships.

The Used Truck Association (UTA) recently elected a new board to serve for the next two years: chairman, Steve Nadolson, Arrow Trucks, Columbus, Pataskala, Ohio; president, H.E. Walker, Best Used Trucks, Fort Worth, Tex.; vice-president, Doug Dressen, Dressen Truck and Trailer, Afton, Minn.; secretary, Justina Faulkner, American Trucker, Indianapolis, Ind.; treasurer, Vince Anselmo, National Truck Protection, Carlstadt, N.J.; Director – David Kolman, Newport Communications, Hampstead, Md. The board of directors is comprised of Lee Chapin, Marty Crawford, Al Hess, Bruce Jodarski, Mike Jackson, Paul Spokas, Jim Sundy and Terry Williams.

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