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People in the News June 2017

July 5, 2017
News & highlights of people in the tank truck, storage terminaling and truck and tank manufacturing sectors


Dupré Logistics has named Randy Robles as Fort Smith AR branch manager. He joins the firm from USA Truck Inc, where he most recently served as director of yield management.

The board of directors of Comcar Industries announced the appointment of Michael P Ryan to president and chief executive officer. He will also hold a seat on the firm’s board of directors. With more than 35 years of experience in freight transportation, Ryan most recently was president and CEO of US Shipping Corp (USSC) in Edison NJ.


Navistar International Corporation announced that Phil Christman has been promoted to president, operations, effective immediately. He has been with Navistar for nearly 30 years, most recently serving as senior vice-president, Joint Strategic Operations & Planning.

Chris Clark

American PetroLog LLC has added West Point graduate and combat veteran Chris Clark to its team. Clark will be based in Los Angeles CA, and his primary focus will be on developing the firm’s customer base for petrochemical logistics and transloading operations.

DENSO Products and Services Americas Inc, an affiliate of global automotive supplier DENSO Corp, has named Brett Lowie as director of Americas Operations. Before joining DENSO in February, Lowie spent more than eight years at Mercedes-Benz USA as its department manager of parts distribution.

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has appointed Jeff Allen and Stefan Kurschner to its Operating Committee. Effective August 1, Allen becomes DTNA’s senior vice-president of production, quality and specialty vehicles and will be based in Fort Mill SC. As of July 1, Kurschner will lead DTNA’s aftermarket business units as senior vice-president and will be based at the company’s headquarters in Portland OR. Allen is currently vice-president of operations at Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) in Redford MI. Kurschner is president and CEO of Daimler Vehículos Comerciales Mexico.

Haldex has temporarily appointed Andreas Ekberg chief financial officer, effective by June 1, 2017. Ekberg previously served as CFO of Haldex and was succeeded by Åke Bengtsson in autumn 2015. After Bo Annvik’s resignation, Bengtsson was appointed acting president and chief executive officer and Ekberg was named to fill the CFO role.

Arrow Material Services has named Bill Henderson chief commercial officer (CCO). He previously held a variety of executive and managerial positions with RJ Corman Railroad Group near Lexington KY, and with Ashland Inc.  ♦