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People (January 01, 2009)

Freightliner Trucks has announced Rich Ferguson will take over as vice-president of sales for the US and Canadian markets.

Freightliner Trucks has announced Rich Ferguson will take over as vice-president of sales for the US and Canadian markets.

He’ll report to Mark Lampert, senior vice-president, sales for Daimler Trucks North America, the company has announced.

Most recently, Ferguson served as president of Daimler Trucks Remarketing Corporation and SelecTrucks of America. He’s been with Freightliner since 1999 when he joined the company as manager, mergers and acquisitions.

Ferguson takes the reins from Alex Bernasconi, who will move on to support Freightliner through several special projects until mid-2009.

Eaton has announced it has hired Ignacio Aguerrevere as senior manager, global marketing for its truck group.

He will be responsible for Eaton’s voice-of-customer and market segmentation initiatives, according to the company. Aguerrevere joins Eaton from Carrier Transicold where he was general manager, Latin America.

“Ignacio’s talents and leadership will be put right to work for Eaton, leading a number of key marketing initiatives and product planning activities across the breadth of Eaton’s commercial vehicle product lines,” said John Beering, director of marketing for Eaton’s Truck Group. “We expect him to add immediately to the synergy and value of our marketing activities here in Kalamazoo and around the world.”

The Ontario Trucking Association’s Education Foundation has announced three recent scholarship winners.

The J. D. Smith and Sons scholarship has been awarded to Veronica Daniel, the daughter of a truck driver employed by Wasteco in Brampton, Ont.

Daniel is embarking on a two-year diploma program at Algonquin College, to become a primary care paramedic, after recently completing a four-year undergraduate program at the University of Waterloo where she obtained her degree in Kinesiology.

Stephanie Roberts of Whitby, Ont., won the Erb Group of Companies scholarship. Roberts is embarking on a four-year degree program in arts at York University, and plans to become a kindergarten teacher.

Terry Aitken of Winnipeg, Man., won the Bison Transport scholarship. Aitken is embarking on a three-year degree program at the University of Winnipeg, after recently completing a business administration program at Red River College in Winnipeg.

Aitken plans to pursue a career in human resources.

In other Education Foundation news, the OTA has announced that Gord Box, president of Provincial Trailer Rentals in Mississauga, has been approved as a member of the Foundation’s board of directors.

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