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ArvinMeritor has named John Nelligan its new Canadian regional director, North American field operations. Nelligan will head the sales, service and support of fleets and dealers across Canada, oversee...


ArvinMeritor has named John Nelligan its new Canadian regional director, North American field operations. Nelligan will head the sales, service and support of fleets and dealers across Canada, overseeing eight district managers. Nelligan joined ArvinMeritor earlier this year as director of a specialty business unit. Prior to that, he served as dealer principal and general manager of Harper Truck Centres.

Meanwhile, ArvinMeritor named Rick Decaire its eastern regional sales director for the aftermarket business. Decaire most recently served as eastern area director for the northeast and eastern Canada regions, covering the northeastern US and eastern provinces of Canada.

Manac has shuffled up its sales force and executive ranks. Roger Gendron, formerly vice-president of sales at Manac since 1982 has taken on the position of vice-president, assistant to the president. He’ll be in charge of special projects, relations with major clients and will take an active part in the company’s future growth, Manac announced. He’ll assume his new duties June 28.

Tom Ramsden, sales manager for Ontario, will take on the role of vice-president of sales. Ramsden will oversee the development of sales and market growth, the company announced.

Luc St-Jacques, previously sales manager for the Montreal region, will now direct the sales team for the entire province of Quebec.

Aaron Gorman is rejoining Manac on June 21 and will serve as sales manager, Ontario. He’s currently the sales manager for another industry supplier.

Ancra International has named Todd R. Walker its new central region sales manager for its cargo systems division.

Walker brings over 20 years’ experience in management, customer service and sales to the position. Most recently, he worked for Kinedyne for the past 10 years.

Ancra says Walker has extensive knowledge of current load securement regulations and is active in industry organizations.

“The addition of Todd further solidifies Ancra’s Canadian team and allows for the continued growth of the Ancra line in Canada,” the company said in an announcement. “Our continued success in 2010 confirms that we are providing the right service and value to our customers, and they are taking notice.”

Walker will be based in Hamilton and can be reached at 905-520-9481 or by e-mail at twalker@ancra.com.

Steve Clough has been named president and CEO of Arrow Truck Sales. Clough succeeds Carl Heikel, who is now leading international operations for Mack Trucks.

Clough began his career with White Motor Company in 1980 and later transferred to the Volvo White Truck Corporation. After holding a variety of management positions with the Volvo Group, he has served as Arrow’s chief financial officer since the company was acquired by Volvo.


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