CARS AND TRUCKS

FORD MOTOR CO. - Ford Motor Co. has named new managers for its plants in Dearborn, Romeo and Sterling Heights, Mich., effective Jan. 1.

Dan Miller, 46, has been named manager of the Dearborn engine and fuel tank plant in Ford's Rouge manufacturing complex. The plant produces the 1.9-liter four-cylinder engine for the Ford Escort and Mercury Tracer and makes all of Ford's steel fuel tanks used in North America.

Miller was manager of the Essex aluminum plant in Windsor, Ontario.

Dan Miller replaces Linda Miller, 44, who has been appointed director of supplier technical assistance for the Ford Automotive Operations quality office.

The office combines all previous supplier quality organizations worldwide into one group, with emphasis on advanced quality planning and resolution of technical issues.

George Pfeil, 50, has been named manager of the Sterling plant in Sterling Heights. The plant produces axles, driveshafts and I-beams. Pfeil was manager of the Romeo engine plant.

He replaces Rich Tepper, 59, who was named senior technical adviser, chassis operations and engineering, Ford Powertrain Operations. He will help establish a global strategy for product sourcing, design and manufacturing processes.

Replacing Pfeil at the Romeo engine plant is Harvey Byrne, 47, who was manager of Ford's Dagenham engine plant in Great Britain.

The Romeo plant produces the single-overhead-cam 4.6-liter V-8 engine used in the Lincoln Town Car, the Mercury Grand Marquis and Cougar XR7 and the Ford Crown Victoria and Thunderbird. Romeo also produces a high-performance double-overhead-cam 4.6-liter V-8 used in the Lincoln Mark VIII and the new 1995 Lincoln Continental.

GM - ACG - Mark Weber has been named group director of human resource management for the General Motors Automotive Components Group Worldwide. He succeeds Michael Tierney, who will retire Jan. 1 after 40 years with GM.

Weber, 46, has been general director of personnel and public affairs at Inland Fisher Guide Division since 1990.

He joined GM in 1966 and was director of industrial relations for the former Chevrolet-Pontiac-Canada Group before going to Inland Fisher Guide.

Tierney joined Chevrolet in 1955. He served with several supplier divisions before becoming personnel director for the Lansing Automotive Division in 1984. He was named group director of human resources management for ACG Worldwide in 1988.

JAGUAR CARS - Gerald Frick has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing for Jaguar Cars in Mahwah, N.J. He was executive assistant for dealer relations at Ford Division.

He replaces Richard Beattie, who had held the Jaguar post since 1993. Beattie has been named executive director of Ford Motor Co.'s rental distribution and business operations.

Ford Motor Co. owns Jaguar.

Frick joined Ford in 1970. He has served in field posts for Ford Division, as director of commercial vehicle marketing for Ford of Europe and as owner relations manager for Ford Parts and Service Division.

KIA MOTORS AMERICA - Kia Motors America has named Bill Camp director of finance and has appointed John Draheim regional manager for the Western United States.

Camp, 44, was vice president of finance for Hyundai Motor Finance Co. Draheim, 36, was Northwest regional manager for Volkswagen.

MERCEDES-BENZ - Mercedes-Benz of North America has named Carol Goll regional communications manager for its newly opened New York regional office.

Before joining Mercedes-Benz, Goll worked in the corporate news and environmental and safety public affairs department at Ford Motor Co.

Advertising

J. WALTER THOMPSON - Michael Priebe, creative director for the Ford Division account, has been named a senior vice president of the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency. He has been with the company since 1979.

Also named senior vice presidents were Carole Gall, executive producer for diversified accounts, and Stephen Kuehn, director of financial services. All three are in the agency's Detroit office.

Suppliers

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIES INC. - David Beall has joined Automotive Industries Inc. as vice president of the Diversified Group. He was vice president and general manager at Preferred Technical Group in Rochester Hills, Mich.

Automotive Industries of Rochester Hills makes interior trim and under-hood systems and components.

BORG-WARNER AUTOMOTIVE - John Fiedler, president of Borg-Warner Automotive Inc., will add the duties of chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1. He will succeed J. Gordon Amedee, 69, who will remain chairman of the company.

Fiedler, 56, was named president, chief operating officer and a director of Borg-Warner Automotive in June 1994. Before joining the company, he was executive vice president of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., where he was responsible for North American tires. He was with Goodyear 29 years.

Amedee began his career with Borg-Warner (Australia) Limited in 1942 as an engineering apprentice and was chief executive of the Australian unit when he retired in 1983. He came out of retirement to head Borg-Warner Automotive in 1993.

DELCO REMY AMERICA INC. - David Harbert has joined Delco Remy America Inc. in Anderson, Ind., as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He has worked for GenCorp., Tenneco Automotive, System Software and Applied Power.

Terry Pahls has been named director of manufacturing engineering. He was PG260 starter motor program manager.

Delco Remy America makes starter motors and generators and powder metal forge products such as connecting rods. The company is made up of former General Motors operations and plants.

EAGLE-PICHER AUTOMOTIVE - Wayne Wickens has been elected senior vice president of Eagle-Picher Industries Inc. and will be responsible for the company's eight automotive divisions.

He replaces Andries Ruijssenaars, who has been named president and chief operating officer of Eagle-Picher Industries.

Wickens was president of Hillsdale Tool Division in Hillsdale, Mich, one of Eagle-Picher's automotive divisions.

FAYETTE TUBULAR PRODUCTS - George Mach has been promoted to president of Fayette Tubular Products Inc. of Troy, Mich., a maker of automotive air conditioner components.

Mach joined Fayette in 1989 as vice president of sales and marketing in 1989. Before that, he was vice president of sales and marketing with Rockwell international Suspension Systems Co., a joint venture between Rockwell International and Mitsubishi Steel Manufacturing of Japan.

FEDERAL-MOGUL CORP. - Michael Schultz has been named marketing vice president, Worldwide Aftermarket Operation, for Federal-Mogul Corp., effective Jan. 1.

He joined Federal-Mogul in 1992 as sales manager, East, and retail director of automotive sales. Prior to that he was as vice president of sales for TRW's automotive aftermarket business, which Federal-Mogul acquired in late 1992.

Headquartered in Southfield, Mich., Federal-Mogul makes precision parts for cars and trucks for the original-equipment market and the aftermarket.

FOAMEX INTERNATIONAL - Veronica P. Forster Cornejo, 31, has been named to the newly established position of president of Foamex de Mexico SA de CV.

She will oversee all of the company's businesses in Mexico, including Transformacion de Espumas Y Fieltros SA de CV, a subsidiary, and Industrias Enjema SA de CV, a joint venture between Foamex's JPS Automotive LP subsidiary and local partners.

Forster has been an independent marketing consultant for Foamex for 18 months. She also did Mexican market analysis for other American companies. Earlier, she was director of the 1992 U.S.-Mexico Free Trade Conference and director of the Mexican Manufacturers Association.

Foamex makes flexible polyurethane foams for auto trim and accessories. It also makes automotive textiles through JPS Automotive LP.

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