People (April 01, 2010)

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Kinedyne Canada president Larry Harrison has been promoted to the position of vice-president of sales and marketing for Kinedyne’s global operations, the company announced. The move was part of a shake-up intended to strengthen the company’s global sales and operational structure.

Harrison has been with Kinedyne Canada since 2001, first as general manager and later as president. The company says Harrison was instrumental in the Canadian operation’s success. Harrison will now oversee global sales initiatives, developing new markets, and implementing a unified strategic approach to the company’s marketing activities.

Meanwhile, Steve Atzeni has been named vice-president of operations for North America. He has been with Kinedyne for 22 years, most recently overseeing operations at the company’s New Jersey, Alabama and Kansas locations.

Romolo DiVito has been named the new general manager of Kinedyne Canada and will report to Atzeni.

Hankook Tire Canada has promoted two of its executives while expanding its operations. William Hume has been promoted to vice-president of Hankook Tire Canada. He has been with Hankook since 2007.

And Jeff Bullock has been promoted to national sales operations director. Bullock is the longest-serving employee at Hankook Tire Canada and will now focus on further developing the company’s sales and distribution network, Hankook announced.

Hankook has also expanded its sales force, adding Michael Flynn and Daryl Gray. Flynn will serve Ontario-based customers while Gray will expand the company’s Truck Based Radial network.

Lubecore has named John Drewery its district sales manager for Ontario. Drewery will be promoting Lubecore’s Au t o m a t e d Lubricating Systems in the southwestern Ontario market. Previously, he worked for Pe r f o r m a n c e Equipment, representing the Volvo product line, the company says. He can be reached at

Bill Buckham, owner of Buckham Transport, passed away Feb. 3 at the age of 52 following a battle with cancer. Buckham was active in the industry and once served as an Ontario Trucking Association board member. Condolences can be sent to:Catherine Buckham;1660 Mount Pleasant Road; Cavan, Ont.; L0A 1C0;

William Parker Easson, one of the founding partners of Eassons Transport, was laid to rest at a funeral service in Nova Scotia Feb. 12. Easson passed away at Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville.

In addition to founding Eassons Transport with his brother Philip, Bill Easson was also a director of the Canadian Trucking Alliance and a past president of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association.

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