People (October 01, 2002)

Truck News

National Truck League (NTL) has expanded its Ontario General Insurance Division with the addition of experienced insurance professional, Stephen Thomas. Thomas has 25-years of insurance experience behind him, working both on the broker and company sides. He is an experienced underwriter, focused on customer needs and service, according to NTL.

Freightliner LLC says John Thomas III, president of Thomas Built Buses since 1992, has decided to leave his position to take a new role in the company’s business. John O’Leary has been tapped as his successor. Thomas Built Buses is a leading North American manufacturer of school buses.

As part of its strategy for product development and manufacturing, Haldex has named three new vice-presidents to its team. John Bowyer, formerly the director of the Anchorlok business unit, David Bolt, with his extensive experience in the valve and pneumatic field and Paul Chappell, formerly a product manager of ABAs will be the new global representatives for Haldex. Each will be responsible for one of Haldex’s major product lines, actuators, valves and automatic brake adjusters, respectively.

Tuthill Transport Technologies has appointed three new sales representatives to its team. Jim Box and Geoff Williams will be the new district sales managers and will be based out of Grimsby Ont. Box will represent Ontario and the Northeastern U.S. Williams will be responsible for a portion of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and B.C. Ron Garby will be taking over the position of national sales manager for Tuthill, and will be working out of Grimsby and Woodstock, Ont. In addition, current sales coordinator for the company, Debbie Moneypenny will also wear a new hat. She has been elected to the Heavy Duty Distributor Council (HDDC).

The Day and Ross Transportation Group has named Manitoba native, Don K. Achtemichuk, to the manager post at the Calgary terminal for the Day and Ross Inc. division. Achtemichuk will respond to the western regional operations manager, Mike Cluff.

Workhorse Custom Chassis recently promoted Jim Johnson to vice-president of purchasing. Johnson began working for Workhorse at its Union City plant in 1998. With a strong background in purchasing and procurement management, Johnson also teaches at Ivy Tech State College in Richmond, Ind.

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