GM - ALLISON TRANSMISSION - John F. Smith has been appointed president of General Motors' Allison Transmission Division in Indianapolis. He has been general manager of the division since Jan. 1, 1994. He is not related to John F. 'Jack' Smith Jr., GM president and chief executive officer.

Before joining Allison Transmission, Smith, 44, had been vice president of planning for General Motors Europe since 1989.

He joined GM in 1968 and served with the GM Assembly Division, the financial staff, Pontiac and the former Buick-Oldsmobile-Cadillac and Chevrolet-Pontiac-Canada groups.

GM - LANSING AUTOMOTIVE - John Donahoehas been named assistant manager of the Lordstown, Ohio, fabrication plant of the Lansing Automotive Division of General Motors. He succeeds Martin Laurent, who was named plant manager on Nov. 1.

Donahoe was director of plant and manufacturing engineering there. Succeeding him is John Berestecki, who was superintendent of manufacturing engineering.

GMAC - MOTORS INSURANCE - Steven DiPeri, 43, has been named director of international insurance for Motors Insurance Corp., a subsidiary of General Motors Acceptance Corp.

DiPeri joined General Motors in 1982 as managing director of the company's reinsurance activity in Bermuda. Since 1990, he has been executive vice president of MIC Re Corp., a Motors Insurance subsidiary that handles the sale of reinsurance for MIC.

SUBARU OF AMERICA - Thomas Doll, 40, has been named chief financial officer for Subaru of America Inc.

Doll was vice president of business and strategic planning. He joined Subaru of America in 1982.

MACK TRUCKS - Pierre Jocou, 58, will be proposed to the board of directors of Mack Trucks Inc. for election as chairman, president and chief executive officer, effective March 1. He will succeed Elios Pascual, who has been promoted to senior executive vice president of Mack's parent company, Renault Vehicules Industriel of France.

Jocou is the Renault Group's senior vice president for quality management. From 1983 to 1986, he was managing director of American Motors' Parts and Service Division.

VOLVO GM HEAVY TRUCK - Phil Mayes has been named director of the vocational business unit, North America, for Volvo GM Heavy Truck Corp., and Tom Johnson has succeeded Mayes as president of Northern WhiteGMC in Columbus, Ohio, an operating company of Volvo GM Heavy Truck.

Johnson was manager of new-truck marketing at Northern WhiteGMC.

Volvo GM also named Jack Bedrosian manager of dealer systems. He has been with the company since 1983, most recently as general manager of a company-owned WhiteGMC dealership in Portland, Ore.


DMB&B - Karen Swartz has been promoted to account supervisor on the Pontiac advertising account at D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and Michael Harrington has joined the agency as account executive on the Cadillac account.

Swartz joined the agency in 1990 and has been an account executive since 1992.

Harrington was a senior account executive on the Chevrolet truck account at Lintas Campbell-Ewald.


DANA CORP. - Marilyn Marks has been elected to the board of directors of Dana Corp. in Toledo, Ohio. Marks is president and chief executive officer of Dorsey Trailers Inc. in Atlanta.

FMC CORP- Martin Nash has been named sales engineer with vehicle manufacturers in Detroit for FMC Corp.'s Automotive Service Equipment Division in Conway, Ark.

He also is in charge of the division's new training center in Garden City, Mich.

GOODYEAR - Terry Persinger, 49, will return to Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Jan. 4 as vice president and general manager of engineered products to replace Ned Kendall, 57, who will take on a special assignment in the tire sector.

Persinger was vice president of Goodyear's Polyester Division before it was sold to Shell Chemical in December 1992. Persinger left Goodyear to join Shell as a vice president at that time.

Kendall headed engineered products for 31/2 years. He remains a Goodyear vice president.

Donald Masters, vice president of product supply for Goodyear's Engineered Products Division, will retire Dec. 31 after 44 years with the company.

The division's products include belts, hose and custom molded and extruded rubber products for the auto industry.

INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN - The company has integrated its centers in Dearborn, Mich., and Huntington Beach, Calif. Carl Meyers, director of U.S. operations, heads the combined center. He was vice president of the Dearborn location.

Steve Brooks has been named general manager of the West Coast center. He has been with the company since 1990.

International Automotive Design is part of England's Mayflower Corp. PLC.

ITT AUTOMOTIVE- Gary Lehman has been appointed general manager of structural systems and components for ITT Automotive in Auburn Hills, Mich. He was director of worldwide marketing and general manager of the NAPA Division for Federal Mogul Corp.

ITT Automotive makes brake, wiper and electrical systems; switches and lamps; air-management, fluid-handling and structural systems and die castings.

SPX CORP. - William Trubeck, 48, has been elected senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer for SPX Corp. He was senior vice president and chief financial officer for Honeywell Inc.

Trubeck succeeds R. Budd Werner, 63, who was named senior vice president of planning and development for SPX.

SPX of Muskegon, Mich., makes service tools and original-equipment components.

TALON DESIGN & ENGINEERING - Lewis Duff has been appointed general manager of Talon Design & Engineering Co. in Chesterfield, Mich. The company is a joint venture of Talon Automotive Group and Eurotech Design Inc. Duff also was named vice president of Talon Automotive Group.

TRW INC. - Peter Hellman has been elected president and chief operating office of TRW Inc., effective Jan. 1.

He succeeds Edsel Dunford, who will retire after 30 years with the company. Dunford has been president and chief operating officer since 1991.

Last February, Hellman was elected executive vice president and assistant president as part of a transition process. He was executive vice president and chief financial officer from 1991 to 1994.

Hellman joined TRW in 1989 and vice president and treasurer.


HIGHWAY USERS FEDERATION - William Tell Jr., senior vice president of Texaco Inc., has been elected chairman of the Highway Users Federation in Washington. He succeeds John Doddridge, chairman and chief executive of Intermet Corp. Tell also served as chairman in 1991.

Lester Lamm continues as president of the group. Vice chairmen are Ronald Boltz, vice president of product strategy and regulatory affairs for Chrysler Corp., and Alan Ockene, president and chief executive of General Tire.

SCHERER TRUCK EQUIPMENT - Cliff McWilliams has joined Scherer Truck Equipment in Kansas City, Mo., as vice president of sales. He was specialty accounts manager at Midway Ford Truck Center. Scherer is a distributor of truck bodies and accessories.

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