Supplier's News: November 2014
Kenworth takes T680 Advantage on the road
Kenworth Truck Co., Kirkland, Wash., took its Kenworth T680 Advantage truck on the road this summer as part of its “Efficiency in Motion” tour, which visited numerous Kenworth-dealer-hosted events throughout the United States and Canada to show the truck’s fuel efficiency and cost savings. The company completed the tour Oct. 1.
New Bremen, Ohio-based Crown Equipment Corp. opened a Crown Lift Trucks sales and service location in Wichita, Kan. The 22,000-square-foot Crown Lift Trucks facility brings customers an enhanced connection with Crown for their material handling product needs as well as expanded customer service offerings and opportunities for technician and operator training, the company says. Crown Equipment Corp. also relocated its Thailand head office to a larger, more strategically placed facility in the high-growth eastern seaport area of Bangkok. At more than three times the size of Crown’s previous Thailand headquarters, the new facility gives Crown extra space to accommodate a significantly expanded workshop area and spare parts holdings. In addition, the relocation positions Crown to better support its growing customer base in terms of capacity and service response times and enables the company to implement a number of new environmental initiatives, it says.
Farmington Hills, Mich.-based NTEA, the association for the work truck industry, announced that The World Truck Show will return to Indianapolis for 2015 and 2016. The tradeshows will take place March 4-6, 2015, and March 2-4, 2016, at the Indiana Convention Center.
Karen Carter, global strategic marketing director for the packaging and specialty plastics business of Midland, Mich.-based The Dow Chemical Co., was named to the Forty Women to Watch Over 40 List for 2014.
Dallas-based Beverage Metrics Inc. named Bob Fenley president.
UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., acquired New England Industrial Truck Inc., Woburn, Mass. In addition, UniCarriers Americas realigned its U.S. field salesforce and territories to better support the growing needs of its dealerships, it says. UniCarriers Americas’ field salesforce consists of five regional sales managers for new equipment for the Nissan Forklift by UniCarriers brand and two regional sales managers for the TCM by UniCarriers brand. Regional aftermarket managers will support both brands. The Nissan Forklift by Unicarriers brand regional sales managers are Brad Moore for the Northwestern region, Carl Palumbo for the Northeastern region, Lewis Buyers for the Southeastern region, and Greg Jones for the South Central region. The TCM by UniCarriers brand regional sales managers are Vic Moore for the Western region and Tom Sewell for the Eastern region. Chris DiLucia will serve in a dual role as regional sales manager for both UniCarriers Americas brands and as regional aftermarket manager for the North Central and Canadian regions. The regional aftermarket managers that support both UniCarriers Americas brands are Ed Hull for the Western region and Don Miller for the Southeastern region.
Scholle Packaging Inc., a Northlake, Ill.-based subsidiary of Scholle Corp., hired David Mondrus as vice president of its beverage market sector group.
Jim McMurphy joined Scranton, Pa.-based Kane Is Able Inc. as senior vice president of technology. McMurphy leads the strategy and execution of all technology responsibilities across 21 nationwide offices and distribution centers and reports to President and Chief Executive Officer Pete Westermann.
Marlton, N.J.-based Acsis Inc. hired Jeremy Coote as its new chief executive officer. Prior to accepting the position, Coote served on the Acsis board for three years.
The Austin Co., Cleveland, made the following new appointments to its team: John C. Sosnowski as director of preconstruction services, Steven J. Francis as manager of architecture and engineering, Edward K. Wright Jr. as project executive, David K. Oshins as senior project manager, Charles H. Albertone as manager of continuous improvement, Jim Eckelberry as project superintendent, Tom Unterwagner as purchasing agent, Peter Waldinger as location consultant with Austin Consulting, Lisa Malak as expeditor, Josh Doubrava as IT support with Kajima USA, Pat Martino as project superintendent, Daniel Beal as area superintendent, Jeff Carter as unit superintendent, Shane Miller as purchasing agent, Heidi Hartfield as administrative assistant, Tim Woodson as project coordinator, and Chris Duckett as senior architect with Austin Healthcare. In addition, the company announced that Structural Engineer Nick Tinl received his Professional Engineer license and design specialist Billiejo LeSage achieved certification in Revit Architecture 2014.
Myers Industries Inc., Akron, Ohio, promoted Todd Smith to vice president and general manager of Akro-Mils, a core material-handling business for the company. The company also hired Alex Williamson to fill Smith’s previous role as vice president and general manager of the company’s distribution segment.