Walker Group Holdings announced that Steve Beyatte has been promoted to facility manager at Brenner Tank Services' new location in West Memphis AR. He joined Brenner Tank Services more than 11 years ago as a parts manager and has 23-plus years of industry experience.
Betts Industries has named Andrew Beardsley vice-president of sales. An industry veteran with 22 years of experience, Beardsley's past roles at Betts have included customer service, sales and field representative positions, and national sales manager.
Champion Laboratories Inc announced that Pete Haskell has joined its team as director of heavy-duty sales. He joins Champion from Liberty Bell Equipment, Philadelphia PA, where he was an area manager for the company's largest-volume territory, which consisted of southeast Pennsylvania, south New Jersey, Delaware, and central New York.
Gardner Denver Inc has named Michael M Larsen vice-president and chief financial officer, effective October 11, 2010. He succeeds Helen W Cornell, who has served in this capacity since 2004 and is retiring. Cornell will remain with the company during a transition period, which is expected to be completed in November 2010. Before joining Gardner Denver, Larsen was CFO of General Electric (GE) Water & Process Technologies.
OPW, a Dover Company, has named Dave Lyons to the newly formed position of vice-president of business development. Lyons joined OPW in 2005 as chief financial officer for the company's OPW Fuel Management Systems business unit. In his new role, he will report directly to David Crouse, OPW's president.
Cummins has named Thad Ewald vice-president of corporate strategy and business development. He had been executive director for corporate strategy and business development and a member of Cummins' Operating Leadership Team. Ewald will continue reporting directly to Tom Linebarger, the firm's president and chief operating officer.
Fontaine Fifth Wheel and its aftermarket parts subsidiary, Fontaine Parts Connection, announce personnel and organizational changes. Fontaine Parts Connection has established a new customer support department, and Aaron Puckett has been promoted from OEM business manager for Volvo and Mack to director of customer support. Robbie Laney has been hired as a product sales engineer, reporting to Puckett. Laney most recently spent four years as a steel foundry engineer for American Cast Iron Pipe Company. Bert Ellis joins the Fontaine Fifth Wheel sales team to fill Puckett's former role as OEM sales manager, as well as key account manager for the Southeast region. Ellis most recently served as a regional sales manager for a fluorescent lighting manufacturer. Fontaine Fifth Wheel has hired Mike Caggiano to serve dual sales management roles as OEM sales manager responsible for Daimler Trucks North America and Paccar, as well as key account manager for the Midwest region. He spent more than 17 years with Carlisle Corporation, most recently serving as director of sales and marketing for high-speed products at Carlisle Tire and Wheel Company.
The Aftermarket Business Unit of Webb Wheel Products Inc has hired three industry veterans. Nate Nielsen, the new Southeast OES sales manager, joins Webb after nearly 10 years with Paccar, most recently as district parts manager for Paccar Parts. Don Fritz, named Webb's Northeast OES sales manager, served previously as district parts manager for Mack Trucks/Volvo Trucks North America. Robert Lanshe, the new Midwest OES sales manager, most recently was district sales manager for Supreme Corporation managing Truck Body and Equipment Division sales.