People (May 01, 2003)

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Autocar LLC has announced the addition of Mark Neale as sales engineer. Neale is primarily responsible for developing and managing data book information for Autocar’s Xpeditor low-cab-overengine truck models. He will also be implementing new systems, which will enhance Autocar’s truck specification and ordering processes. Neale has a strong background in design of vocational vehicles and prior to Autocar worked with Western Star Trucks.

Douglas A. Carty has been appointed senior vice-president and CFO of Laidlaw Inc. Carty took over the post of CFO in January. Prior to this position, he was CFO of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings in Purchase, N.Y. Carty spent a decade with Canadian Airlines, serving in both senior financial positions and as CFO.

Dana Corporation’s Commercial Vehicle Systems has announced the appointment of Frank Sheehan to vice-president of global sales and marketing and product planning. He will be directly responsible for these functions on a global basis for Commercial Vehicle Systems. Currently Sheehan is vice-president at large for the American Trucking Association, and a board member for the ATA, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and Truckload Carriers Association. He is past president of the Allied Committee for Trucking and has served as board member for the Truck Renting and Leasing Association.

Concord Transportation, a division of Clarke Inc., recently announced the promotion of Rick Robertson to the position of Toronto terminal manager. Robertson has been with Concord for the last three years and his most recent position was central dispatch manager and he was a key player in the development of its dispatch department. In his new role, Robertson will have overall responsibility for Toronto terminal operations. He will oversee terminal administration, city dispatch and dock activities. He will also focus on providing customer service, staff training and terminal enhancements.

Freightliner Trucks has appointed Rick Eubanks to the position of general manager for Western region sales. Eubanks will be responsible for working with dealers to serve customers in the division’s Western U.S. sales region, which encompasses 13 states. He has held a variety of sales management positions since joining Freightliner in 1980. Alex Bernasconi has been named vice-president of sales for Freightliner Trucks. In this position, he will oversee all Canadian and U.S. heavy- and medium-duty truck sales initiatives for Freightliner. Bernasconi was most recently general manager of Freightliner Trucks’ Western sales region. He joined the team in 1997 as a manger of vocational sales.

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