People in the News

Feb. 1, 2010
Fleets Schneider National Inc announced that Shaleen Devgun, vice-president of strategy, planning, and architecture, was recently selected as one of IDG's


Schneider National Inc announced that Shaleen Devgun, vice-president of strategy, planning, and architecture, was recently selected as one of IDG's Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2010. This honor is bestowed annually on 100 leaders from the technology and business sides of companies for exceptional technology leadership, innovative ideas to business challenges, and effective managed IT strategies.


Polar Corporation announced that Craig Fisher has become president of the company's Polar Service Centers (PSC) division. He joins Polar with more than 27 years of experience in the commercial vehicle business. Fisher most recently served as director of marketing and product planning at Thermo King, a division of Ingersoll Rand, in Bloomington MN.

Ridewell Suspensions announced that Ted Griffin has joined the company as western regional sales manager. His territory includes Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Alaska. Griffin has been in the commercial truck and trailer industry for 25 years. He has spent the past 12 years specializing in heavy-duty suspensions.

Fontaine Fifth Wheel North America has promoted Steve Mann to vice-president of engineering. He joined the firm in December 1998 as manager of product engineering and was promoted to manager of research and development in 2004.

J J Keller & Associates Inc announced that Timothy Riebau has joined its executive team as vice-president-product sales. Most recently, he was in an opportunity and business development role with Commercial Horizons in Appleton WI.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has announced the retirement of company chairman Bob Oswald. He was appointed chairman of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems in October 2003, after serving as chairman and chief executive officer since March 2002. Before joining Bendix, Oswald was chairman, president, and CEO of Robert Bosch Corporation.

SkyBitz announced that Craig Montgomery, senior vice-president of marketing and business development, has been appointed to the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Institute Board of Governors. He has more than 14 years' experience in high-technology sectors such as wireless telecommunications, information services, computers, and location-based services.

Steve Robinson has joined Pressure Systems International (PSI) as director of OEM sales and dealer programs. He comes to PSI after 32 years with Alcoa, most recently as national OEM sales manager for its Commercial Vehicle Wheels Division. Robinson was elected in 2006 to serve as chairman of Associates for the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA) and is serving on its Associates Policy Committee.

Sioux Corporation has promoted Meg Bucy to sales and marketing manager. Her career with the firm started in 2007 with a marketing and international business internship, and after completing college, she returned to Sioux as a full-time market segment manager.

John German has joined Velvac Inc as heavy-duty aftermarket market manager. He has experience in executive sales management positions with Federal Signal in its Commercial Transportation division, Siemens Energy & Automation, and Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Peter Whitehead has joined Velvac as vice-president of engineering. He spent the past 14 years as engineering manager/director of product development at two other truck mirror manufacturers and at Magna Donnelly's automotive mirror business. Dale A Wittlieff has joined Velvac as director of quality assurance. He has quality management experience with companies such as Cummins Engine and Anixter Fasteners.