People (September 01, 2010)

Kinedyne has named Robert Mitchell Hynes its new sales representative for eastern Canada.

Hynes will cover the Ontario, Quebec and Maritime Provinces, providing leadership and coordination of company sales, pricing and marketing functions, the company announced.

He will work alongside Robert J. Spooner, Kinedyne’s director of sales for Canada. Before joining Kinedyne, Hynes held sales positions with companies including Tenaquip Canada, Bell Nexxia and Atlantic Braids.

“With his extensive professional background, I’m confident Robert will be a major asset for our sales team,” said Spooner. “I’ve been particularly impressed by his insights related to developing new sales strategies in his territory.”

Peterson Manufacturing has announced Kristen Goodson has been promoted from product manager to director of product management.

Goodson has been a Peterson associate for 15 years, the company announced, joining the company as a customer service rep in 1995.

“My new position is actually an expansion of my previous duties as product manager,” Goodson said. “I report to Steve Meagher, vice-president sales, and will be working closely with our design, engineering and sales departments to prioritize and develop new products for all the markets Peterson serves. A major part of my position will be filtering information from those markets to support our engineers in designing the right products, and also coordinating the planning of inventory levels with our production control staff.”

“Kristen has been a great asset to our company,” added Mark Assenmacher, Peterson’s director of marketing. “Her contributions are even more important as we work through these tough economic times. And in addition to her company responsibilities, she also represents Peterson within several industry organizations -one of which she’ll lead as president in 2012.”

Bryan Thorne has been named general manager of GW Driver Training in Riverview, N.B. He will manage the day-to-day operations of the truck training division as well as the car division and a new safety services division in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, the company announced. Previously, Thorne worked as general manager of Foundation Career College and he has also worked with Commercial Safety College where he led the truck training division. He can be reached at 800-363-1194 or

Henry Bell has been named the new global president of Fontaine Fifth Wheel. He has been with the company since 2007. Bell will now head all global OEM relations, strategic sourcing and product development.

He will also set the overall direction for Fontaine Fifth Wheel and lead the team that works with OEM customers around the world, the company announced. Bell will also retain responsibility for Fontaine Fifth Wheel -North America.

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