Brian Peretin a été promu au poste de vice-président des ventes et du marketing pour National Crane. Dans ses nouvelles fonctions, il sera responsable de tous les aspects des activités de mise en marché pour la gamme de camions-grues de National Crane.

Monsieur Peretin secondera Dave Birkhauser, vice-président senior des ventes de Manitowoc pour les Amériques.

Brian Peretin remplace John Lukow, qui est désormais directeur général des activités de Manitowoc en Australie et en Nouvelle-Zélande. Auparavant, monsieur Peretin était directeur des ventes pour les grues à tour et autodépliables Potain pour l'Amérique du Nord.

Source: The Manitowoc Company




Bridgestone Firestone Off Road Tire Company (BFOR), a division of Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT), announces two key personnel appointments. Mike Poirer and Wilhelm Brau join BFOR to support marketing, sales and distribution responsibilities for Continuum brand retread materials.

Mike Poirier joins BFOR as general manager Corporate Accounts and Original Equipment. Mr. Poirier served most recently as North American OTR sales manager, Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions in Muscatine, Iowa.

Wilhelm Brau joins BFOR as General Manager Continuum Retread and Recycle Solutions. Mr. Brau served most recently as vice president of Sales and Operations for RDH Tire & Retread Company in Cleveland, North Carolina.

"The addition of Mike and Willie to the BFOR team is an important step in our ability to deliver a one-stop, integrated new and retread tire service solution to fleets," said Shawn Rasey, vice president, BFOR.

Source: Bridgestone Firestone Off Road Tire Company


Olof Persson will assume the position of president of Volvo Construction Equipment on November 1, 2008. He replaces Tony Helsham who will remain in the Volvo Group Executive Committee, with a responsibility to support the growth of soft products in the Group.

Olof Persson is currently president of Volvo Aero. He will, as of the same date, be replaced by Staffan Zackrisson, who is presently head of Marketing, Programs, and Sales in Volvo Aero. Olof Persson has been with Volvo since 2006 and has previously held executive positions within the Bombardier Group, ABB and the Daimler-Chrysler Group.

Olof Persson's successor as president of Volvo Aero will be Staffan Zackrisson. He will, as of November 1, also become a member of the Volvo Group Executive Committee.

Source: Volvo Construction Equipment


Geomodeling Technology Corp. is pleased to announce that Jeff Donnellan has joined the company as vice president of Research & Development and CIO, and John Sherman has joined as vice president of Marketing and Business Development.

Jeff Donnellan has over 25 years of experience in the energy and high technology industry sectors, including proven expertise in the positioning of both products and services to drive growth, and was an instrumental member of the management teams at both Halliburton Company and Landmark Graphics. Most recently, Mr. Donnellan was the CTO, Oil and Gas for EDS in Houston, Texas. Other previous positions include vice president, Information Technology at Halliburton and vice president, Information Technology and CIO at Landmark Graphics.

John Sherman brings 19 years of experience in software development and marketing to Geomodeling. His previous positions include executive vice president of Marketing for Landmark Graphics, director of Global Tools and Architecture for Dell, CTO for Energy Solutions and vice president of Business Development for Digital Earth. Mr. Sherman is well-known in the upstream energy industry as the driving force behind the development and success of Landmark's Openworks platform, the long-time industry standard for data and application integration.

Source: Geomodeling Technology Corp.

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