Heavy Duty Trucking

AUG 2014

The Fleet Business Authority

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28 HDT • AUGUST 2014 www.truckinginfo.com hotline Trucking's Most Respected Business Report and Elisabeth Barna , vice president of image and outreach advocacy, to senior vice president of com- munications and public affairs. Rich Freeland will assume the role of president and chief operating officer at Cummins, report- ing to Tom Linebarger , who will remain chairman and CEO. Dave Crompton will succeed Freeland as president of the engine business, moving over from heading the Heavy Duty MidRange Light Duty segment of the engine business. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of Amer- ica promoted Larry Smith to director of fleet operations after five years as district sales manager for the upper Midwest. He replaces Jack Morris , who recently retired. Maxion Wheels named Bill Wardle vice president, global sales and marketing. He was global vice president of sales and marketing for Magna Exteriors, Interiors and Seating. Grote named longtime Grote executive Eric Thor- stensen to a newly created position of director of business development. Kent Bode will replace him as director of OEM sales. Giti Tire Ltd. promoted Armand Allaire to executive vice president of sales and marketing and Tom McNamara to executive vice president of business development. Phillips Industries announced the retirement of Steve Davis , national OEM truck sales manager, effective July 2014. Commercial Vehicle Group hired Caterpillar veteran Ulf Lindqwister as chief administrative officer. Its North American Aftermarket business is now headed by Pat Miller in his capacity of president of Global Truck & Bus. Hadley named Tim Lampen fleet and dealer ac- count manager, responsible for developing new business within the fleet and dealer industry. New Jersey-based I.D. Systems named Norm Ellis chief operating officer. Known for his 16 years at Omnitracs (previously Qualcomm), he will be responsible for On the Move Stephane Babcock has joined the Heavy Duty Trucking editorial team as senior editor. A journalist since 1998 with extensive experience in B2B pub- lishing, he comes to HDT from Bobit Busi- ness Media's Fleet Group, where he was senior editor for Green Fleet , Automotive Fleet , Work Truck, and Fleet Financials . American Trucking As- sociations promoted Chief Economist and Vice President Bob Costello to senior vice president Eric Thorstensen Larry Smith Larry Smith www.monroeheavyduty.com Replacing worn shocks may help prevent costly, abnormal wear to a new set of steer and/or drive tires. Protect your investment with the premier name in ride control. Monroe ® Shock Absorbers. ©2014 Tenneco Tires Are Expensive. Shocks Are Not. A smart decision now may save money later. Bob Costello Bob Costello Circle 115 on Reader Action Card Tim Lampen Tim Lampen

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