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Peterson Manufacturing has appointed Jim Rowden as the company's new vice-president engineering. Rowden, a Peterson associate since 1996, moves up to replace Tim Murphy, a prominent industry figure wh...


Peterson Manufacturing has appointed Jim Rowden as the company’s new vice-president engineering. Rowden, a Peterson associate since 1996, moves up to replace Tim Murphy, a prominent industry figure who is retiring after more than 21 years with the company.

Rowden will direct the product and system design as well as DOT compliance for Peterson’s full line of LED and incandescent ground vehicle lighting products.

“When I first came to Peterson, LEDs were just taking off,” said Rowden. “For the first few years, most of my emphasis was on expanding our LED line to match our long-time incandescent coverage. Today we’re second to none in LED offerings, and our Piranha brand leads the industry.”

Rowden’s predecessor, Murphy, will continue to serve Peterson on a consulting basis through 2007.

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Kinedyne Canada has appointed Phillip Wilkins as the new Central Canada sales representative for Steadymate, a line of premium securement products and accessories for all powersport equipment. Wilkins will be responsible for building relationships with customers, educating users on proper securement techniques, and helping create a solid presence for Steadymate in Canada.

“As a premier product line of Kinedyne, Steadymate shares the same mandate of exceeding customers’ expectations. With Phillip now joining the team, we are more than equipped to respond to the growing number of companies seeking Steadymate products,” said Larry Harrison, general manager of Kinedyne Canada.

Phillip joins Steadymate after an extensive career in the Northern Ontario’s financial service industry working as a sales team supervisor, a branch manager, and an area sales rep. “My goal is to use my diverse experience working with people to make Steadymate the fastest growing line of securement products in Canada,” Wilkins said.


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