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People (December 01, 2002)

David Coghlan has recently been appointed president of Thermo King's Aftermarket division. He will be responsible for service parts, accessories and telematics, ICE and service solutions businesses on...


David Coghlan has recently been appointed president of Thermo King’s Aftermarket division. He will be responsible for service parts, accessories and telematics, ICE and service solutions businesses on a global basis. Coghlan and his team have expanded the focus of the aftermarket business in order to pursue growth opportunities in new products, markets and service solutions. The aftermarket division is a significant contributor to Thermo King’s overall financial performance.

Landstar Logistics recently announced that Vincent Ruppel will take on the position of vice-president for the carrier procurement/development division. Ruppel will be responsible for developing and enhancing relationships with railroads, drayage and over-the-road carriers. He will also develop programs that will allow Landstar to leverage buying power with carriers and the initiation of new logistics projects contracts.

Transportation Technologies Industries (TTI) has appointed Jonathan Young as the new senior account manager. He will represent TTI business units at PACCAR. Young brings many years of experience in the trucking industry to his new post, most recently with Jacobsen and Mosher and prior to that he was a regional sales manager with BorgWarner Automotive preceded by commodity manager at PACCAR and a corporate buyer at Volvo before that.

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named ABF Freight Systems’ Richard Lang the Claims/Loss Prevention Professional of the Year. Lang, who is ABF’s director of customer service, recently accepted the award from the ATA’s Safety and Loss Prevention Management Council. He has been involved in the company’s claims prevention initiatives for 26 years.

Transportation Technologies Industries (TTI) has announced the appointment of Adnan Hiros to the position of senior account engineering manager. Hiros will be responsible for representing all TTI business units supplying products to PACCAR.

Volvo Manitoba Truck Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Shaw as general manager. Shaw possesses extensive knowledge of the heavy truck industry spanning the past 38 years in the Manitoba area. Most recently he was the general manager of Parkside Ford Sales in Winnipeg.

Goodyear recently appointed Walt Weller to its commercial tire division management team. Weller will serve as director of marketing, commercial systems and be responsible for programs in Goodyear’s commercial OE and replacement tire business. He is a 25-year veteran in the tire business. Prior to Goodyear, Weller was president and managing director for Bridgestone/Firestone de Mexico and before this he was vice president for Bridgestone/Firestone commercial truck tires.

Jeffrey Twombly has joined the team at Battelle Transportation as a transportation safety leader, and will be based in Rochester, N.Y. He is experienced in safety analysis, specification, hardware and software deisgn and manufacturing coordination.

ABF Freight System Inc. announced that current president and CEO, David Stubblefield, will be retiring on Jan. 31 and Robert Davidson will take over his post as president. Davidson is currently ABF’s vice president of marketing and pricing. He has been with ABF for 30 years and has been instrumental in the introduction of a number of new services at ABF as well as with the development of abf.com.

Transit Trailer Limited has announced three new personnel changes to its team. Stephen Harvey will take on the position of parts manager, and will be responsible for customer service, operation and expansion of Transit’s parts business in the Kitchener location. Lloyd Armstrong will now be the leasing account manager for Transit Trailer Leasing Limited at the Chatham office. Armstrong will be responsible for servicing and expansion of Transit’s rental and leasing business in southwestern Ontario. The new sales account manager will be 30-year trailer sales veteran, Bryan Watson, and he will be stationed in the Kitchener office.

The Alberta Fleet Maintenance Supervisor’s Association recently presented its apprenticeship awards. The awards go to the top apprentices in the AFMSA sponsored programs at NAIT. The top award in the heavy equipment technology program went to Melissa Alexander. The heavy equipment technicians program awards went to Jeffery Ganast, Raymond Potlsk, Bradley Bilyk, and Kevin Lillingston.


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