Feb. 1, 2008
Polar Tank Trailer Corp has named Cynthia Anderson director of sales-truck division, responsible for expanding that division. She most recently served

Polar Tank Trailer Corp has named Cynthia Anderson director of sales-truck division, responsible for expanding that division. She most recently served as vice-president of sales-truck division for Werts Welding.

Mack Trucks Inc. announced that Dennis R. Slagle will succeed Paul L. Vikner as president and chief executive officer of the company effective April 1, 2008. Slagle has served since 2003 as president and CEO of Volvo Construction Equipment North America, headquartered in Asheville NC. He will be based at Mack's headquarters in Allentown PA. Vikner, who has served as president and CEO since 2001, will become vice-chairman of the Mack board of directors. He will also continue to represent both Mack and its parent company, the Volvo Group, in their work with federal government entities and industry organizations affecting the Volvo Group's North American truck operations. Mack has named Matthew Walsh vice-president-export for its International Operations business, effective immediately. He joined Mack in 1996 and has held positions within International Operations, most recently as director of international parts sales, logistics, and CKD (completely knocked down or disassembled trucks for export) operations.

Heil Trailer International has appointed Bernie Riggin sales product manager. He has 23 years of trailer experience working for Heil as a product engineering manager, product manager, and manufacturing manager.

OPW Fueling Components has named Rahul Deshmukh vice-president and general manager of its OPW Dispensing Products division. Prior to joining OPW Fueling Components, he was director of marketing and strategic planning for Daniel Measurement & Control Inc., a division of Emerson Electric Co. OPW has named Brandon Grote product manager of its OPW Dispensing Products division. Most recently, Grote was product manager with oversight of the AST and POMECO product groups.

Sokolis Group has named McKenzie D. Egender senior account manager/consultant. Formerly with a key product-services affiliate of Morgan Stanley, Egender has supply chain, procurement, and fuel logistics experience.

Jeff Zawacki is the new general manager of the Hendrickson Bumper and Trim business unit in Joliet IL. A 13-year veteran of Hendrickson, he most recently served as director of marketing and engineering for bumper and trim since 2003. Sean Coleman has taken on duties as director of marketing in addition to overseeing program management for Hendrickson Truck Systems Group. Coleman served as director of truck OEM sales for the past three years.

Eaton Corp. has named Dave Bennett vice-president and general manager for the Truck Group's new Asia-Pacific division, where he will be responsible for all operations and growth initiatives. He most recently was general manager Light- and Medium-Duty Transmission Division for Europe and Asia. Dimitri Kazarinoff will fill the newly established role of general manager for emerging technologies and business development. He most recently was director of engineering for the Heavy-Duty Transmission Division. John Coll will move into the Truck Group's newly created role of vice-president-sales. He had been general manager for the Truck Group's Aftermarket and Vehicle Solutions Division.

Accuride Corp. has promoted Leigh Wright to senior vice-president of Accuride Wheels. The company also has hired Edward Gulda as senior vice-president of Brillion and Gunite. Wright previously served as Accuride's vice-president of steel wheels. Gulda most recently served as principal for Kinnick Group LLC, a business-consulting firm focused on mergers, acquisitions, and business turnarounds. He replaces Robert Nida, who departed Accuride to pursue other career opportunities.