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Paul Harper has assumed the role of dealer principal of Harper Truck Centres, replacing former dealer principal John Nelligan, the company has announced. Harper already served as co-president of the c...


Paul Harper has assumed the role of dealer principal of Harper Truck Centres, replacing former dealer principal John Nelligan, the company has announced. Harper already served as co-president of the company. Harper will be charged with commercial, operational and strategic growth responsibilities for the Harper Truck Centre operations in Mississauga, Oshawa, Milton and Woodbridge, according to the company.

Harper is co-owner of the Harper Group of companies and has 25 years experience in the truck service and support business.

Arrow Truck Sales has added automotive industry veteran Jerry Jarosz to its Toronto sales team.

“He has been proudly serving the trucking community since 2000, and building strong relationships with his many long-term clients in the heavy truck industry,” said Arrow officials in a release. “His clients are always satisfied to have Jerry helping them out with the best deals and exceptional service.”

Jarosz can be reached at 416-566- 8405 or jjarosz@arrowtruck.com.

Continental Tire North America has appointed Deborah Whiton as regional manager for Continental Tire Canada. Whiton previously served as a territory sales manager, district manager and regional manager for Continental, covering the US western region. In her new role, Whiton will be responsible for overseeing replacement commercial tire sales to dealers and commercial vehicle fleets throughout Canada, including further development of the Continental dealer and distributor networks. She will manage, train and supervise field sales personnel throughout the country. Whiton will also continue to develop Continental’s new ContiTread retread tire product sales to the Canadian market, according to the company. Whiton will work under the direction of Shaun Uys, director of replacement tire sales for Continental -The Americas. She will be based in Toronto.

ATBS Canada continues to round out its management lineup, most recently hiring industry veterans Stan Morris and John Groot to lead sales and marketing efforts.

Morris has been in the trucking industry for 47 years, working for companies such as Taggart Service, Listowel Transport Lines, Sureway Transport and TST Truckload Express. He has an extensive background working with owner/operators, according to ATBS, and promoted the Power to Drive program at TST Truckload Express.

Groot has been in the trucking industry for more than 35 years, working for companies such as Huron Grain which later became Greenway Transfer. He also worked as an owner/operator and driver for Southwestern Express and later with MacKinnon Transport.

Ace Rivet and Fastener has appointed Jim Wagner as its transportation specialist. Wagner has more than 20 years of experience within the transportation industry at both the OEM and aftermarket levels.

In addition to Wagner’s appointment, Ace Rivet has also become a certified tool centre, allowing the company to service all makes and models of installation tools for the industry.


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