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People in the News July 2017

Aug. 4, 2017
News & highlights of people in the tank truck, storage terminaling and truck and tank manufacturing sectors


Dupré Logistics announced the appointment of Timothy Saldok as branch manager in the company’s Strategic Capacity Services business group sales team. He has more than 10 years of experience in the transportation industry serving with C H Robinson Worldwide and G&D Integrated, most recently as a regional sales manager.


Derrick Goddard has been named president of Viking Pump Inc in Cedar Falls IA after serving as interim president since July 2016, in conjunction with his role as general manager for Canadian and European operations for the company.

Derrick Goddard

​Accuride Corporation has realigned its Sales & Marketing organization to better support its global customers after the company’s May 1, 2017 acquisition of KIC LLC. Accuride has promoted Chad Monroe to senior vice-president, Sales & Marketing and Business Development. Monroe served as vice-president, OEM Sales and Business Development for Accuride since 2014. Separately, Jayne Orr has been appointed director, Product Management, Wheels and will also maintain specific aftermarket and fleet account responsibilities. Orr previously was director, sales, Eastern Region.

Firestone Industrial Products LLC announced that Benjamin Rosenblum has been named managing director of sales, Firestone Europe & Asia. He will relocate to Firestone’s Arnhem, Netherlands location to assume the role effective August, 1, 2017. Rosenblum joins Firestone from Bandag, where he served as director of marketing.

Benjamin Rosenblum

Phillips Industries recently launched Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT), and William “Bill” Ellis has been hired as the managing director for PCT. Ellis was most recently a partner at Keystone Transportation Solutions LLC, a transportation service provider to international commodity traders at the Inland Port of Virginia.

Qv21 Technologies Inc announced that Scott Tyson has joined the sales team of the software solution provider, and he will be based in Austin TX. He owned a vacuum truck company for seven years and spent 12 years with an independent oil and gas producer in Texas.

Red Dot Corporation announced the appointment of Ken Montelongo as its new aftermarket regional manager. With more than two decades of sales experience, he most recently served with Genuine Parts Company as the district sales manager in Sacramento CA.

TP Commercial Solutions LLC, an entity of Prometeon Tyre Group, has appointed Alex Vitale as its new CEO for North America. With 20 years of experience working with leading international companies, Vitale most recently was the general manager AGRO/OTR Global for Pirelli Tires.