ArvinMeritor Inc's board of directors has elected Terry O'Rourke president, chief operating officer, and a member of the board of directors. He previously was senior vice-president and president of the company's Light Vehicle Systems business group.

Yorkshire, England-based Syltone plc has appointed Trevor Murch its new group chief executive. He joins Syltone after serving as chief executive of Hadleigh plc, managing director of a trading subsidiary of Rolls Royce's industrial power group, and chief executive of Howden Fans.

Freightliner LLC has named Sung Lee general manager of manufacturing. He comes to Freightliner from DaimlerChrysler's Mercedes-Benz passenger car plant in East London, South Africa, where he had served as head of manufacturing since 1999.

Transportation Technologies Industries Inc (TTI) has appointed four senior account managers. Peter Oldis will coordinate activities for Volvo/Mack companies, and John Schneider will handle Freightliner LLC and its subsidiaries. Lee Swafford has been named manager for the Paccar organization and its subsidiaries Peterbilt and Kenworth. Todd Kassel is responsible for International, as well as account management for all TTI business units except Gunite and Fabco.

Volvo Trucks North America Inc has appointed Scott Kress to succeed Bill Dawson as senior vice-president — sales. Dawson has become senior vice-president — customer satisfaction after Harold Wiegel retired July 1, 2002. Kress most recently served with Mack Trucks as vice president — business development and fleet sales.

Paul D Levering has been named vice-president — technical services for Webb Wheel Products Inc. He served most recently as vice-president — sales and marketing. William E Walther has joined the company as vice-president — business development. Walther has held executive sales, marketing, and business development positions with ArvinMeritor, Volvo GM Heavy Truck Corp, and Eaton Corp.

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