People (February 01, 2004)

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Sterling Truck Corporation announced that Nicholas Cole has been named Southeastern region general manager, and Kevin Martin has been promoted to director of vocational sales. In his new position, Cole will be responsible for working with Sterling dealers and customers across 11 states and in Puerto Rico. Martin has been a member of the Sterling team since its inception in 1997. His most recent position was as Sterling’s vocational sales manager in the concrete and refuse industries. He has over 25 years experience in the commercial truck industry.

Kirk Tilley, vice-president of Tandet NationaLease in Oakville, Ont. has been elected to the NationaLease board of directors representing Canada. Tilley joins the board for a three-year term. Tilley, who founded Tandet NationaLease, was recognized for his 15 years of service on the NationaLease board of directors. He has been with the company for 16 years and was named vice-president in 1998.

Joseph J. McAleese is now both president and chief executive officer of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC. McAleese was promoted to president in March, 2002, He was recently appointed CEO. recently announced the addition of Vincent Mangano as director of market integration. Mangano’s responsibility will be focused at working with’s location partners to promote the service offering and develop marketing initiatives that are complimentary to the business direction of the truck stops and travel plazas offering WIFI. Mangano will also be working with location managers with regard to the delivery and positioning of marketing collateral, Web site development, point-of-presence integration, customer education programs and bundling service programs as well as a host of other related issues.

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