People (November 01, 2003)

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Kristin Persson has joined Ridewell Suspensions as Advertising Director. She will be responsible for marketing Ridewell’s full line of truck, trailer, bus and motorcoach suspensions. Her responsibilities will include public relations, Web site management, event management and advertising. Persson brings more than 10 years of marketing, advertising and market research experience to the position. She comes to Ridewell from the Springfield, Mo. News-Leader where she was Market Development Manager.

Eric Richer, president of Richer Systems Group is pleased to announce that Ted Barnicoat has joined the management team as executive vice-president effective immediately. Barnicoat’s role will be to oversee all operations of the business and drive continued improvements in the quality of both the Enrich product and support offerings. Barnicoat has been involved in technical and executive positions in the field of information processing since 1966. Prior to his appointment, he was the Chief Information Officer for Trimac Corporation, one of the largest industrial transportation services corporations in North America, providing services in highway transportation of bulk materials. Ted holds the Government regulated Information Systems Professional (ISP) designation and is a professional member of the Canadian Professional Logistics Institute.

Tuthill Transport Technologies recently announced the appointment of John McKinnis to VP of manufacturing, Brookston, Ind. In his announcement, Tuthill Transport’s president Jim Wilfore said, McKinnis will be solely responsible for the manufacturing segment of the Hydraulic and Powered Vehicle Value Streams for the Brookston, Indiana facility. Christopher Batz, engineering manager at Tuthill Transport Technologies, recently announced that Debora Brown has accepted the position of Product Designer at the Missouri facility. Prior to joining Tuthill Transport, Brown worked as Design Engineer at Superior Gearbox Company in Stockton, Mo. Tuthill Transport Technologies has recently combined their separate departments of Sales and Marketing. The integrated departments are led by Tim Gilbert, VP Sales and Marketing. Wayne Powell continues to serve as liaison between the departments as Powered Vehicle Sales Specialist and Marketing advisor. Claude Sauriol manages Marketing for the Grimsby, Ontario office.

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