Cars and trucks
ROVER GROUP - The company has announced two appointments.
William Baker has been named director of Land Rover Communications Programs. He had been vice president of corporate communications for Land Rover North America Inc.
Jeff Curry has been named product manager for the Land Rover Defender. He was brand champion for the Range Rover and Defender vehicle lines for Land Rover North America Inc.
MITSUBISHI MOTOR MANUFACTURING OF AMERICA INC. - Art Zintek was named vice president and general manager of human resources. He was director of human resources at Harley-Davidson Inc.
PEREGRINE INC. - The company has announced five appointments.
David Kott has been named vice president of planning and control for Exterior Systems. He was director of business analysis at Kelsey-Hayes Co.
Robert McLane was named vice president of manufacturing for Exterior Systems. He was group plant manager for Bundy North America in Warren, Mich.
Gary Broda has been named vice president and general manager for Interior Systems. He was managing director for clutches and transmissions for Valeo in Livonia, Mich.
Richard Unrath has been appointed vice president of marketing for Exterior Systems. He was director of sales and marketing for wheel end products at Bosch Braking Systems in Farmington Hills, Mich.
Steven Manning has been named director of mechanisms engineering for Interior Systems. He was engineering group manager at Delphi Interior & Lighting in Warren, Mich.
Peregrine, based in Southfield, Mich., supplies interior and exterior products including door trim and panels, bumper fascias and metal stampings.
MASCOTECH INC. - The company has announced two appointments.
David Liner has been named vice president and corporate counsel. He was associate corporate counsel at Masco Corp.
Denis Bardou was named general manager for European forging, a new position. He was general manager at Gevelot, a Paris-based forging company.
MascoTech, based in Taylor, Mich., supplies metalworked components to the automotive OEM market and some products to the automotive aftermarket.
SINTERCAST INC. - Douglas Brown Jr. has been named president. He was vice president of sales and marketing at Itermet Corp.
SinterCast, based in Auburn Hills, Mich., supplies technology and equipment for the manufacture of compacted graphite iron used in engines.
GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO. - Debra Walker has been appointed vice president and chief information officer, a new position. She was vice president of retail stores for Goodyear's North American tire operations.
Goodyear, based in Akron, Ohio, supplies tires and engineered products.
HAYES WHEELS INTERNATIONAL INC. - Skip Vermilya has been named corporate controller. He was director of investor relations and business planning.
Dennis Richardville has been named director of investor relations and business planning. He was group controller for Hayes Wheels' North American aluminum wheel group.
Hayes, based in Romulus, Mich., designs, engineers and manufactures steel and aluminum wheels and brake drums and rotors.
AMERICAN AXLE & MANUFACTURING INC. - Richard E. Dauch, president and CEO, was named 1997 'Michigan Manufacturer of the Year' by the Michigan Manufacturers Association. The award honors outstanding leadership and community and state contributions.
Dauch was cited for his leadership in industrial education, product innovation and community improvement efforts. American Axle & Manufacturing, based in Detroit, supplies driveline systems, axles and forged products.
FEDERAL-MOGUL CORP. - The company has made three appointments.
Rick O'Neal was named human resources manager for U.S. manufacturing. He was human resources manager for engine, transmission and general products.
Luis Diaz, human resources manager for the international aftermarket, has been given additional responsibility for international manufacturing operations.
Claude Mencotti was named plant manager of the Van Wert, Ohio, plant. He was managing director for South African operations.
Federal-Mogul, based in Southfield, Mich., manufactures and distributes a range of nondiscretionary parts including bearings, bushings, washers and gaskets.
J.D. POWER AND ASSOCIATES - Paul Ballew was promoted to senior director of the newly formed Automotive Analysis Group. He will continue in his position as chief economist.
J.D. Power, based in Agoura Hills, Calif., provides marketing information services in the market research, forecasting and customer satisfaction sectors.
AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY ACTION GROUP - Frank Bay has been named an associate director. He is on loan from Deere & Co. of Moline, Ill., where he was a systems research associate. He will manage the AutoSTEP pilot, a program aimed at standardizing CAD/CAM data exchange.
The Automotive Industry Action Group, founded in 1982, is a trade association that represents more than 1,300 manufacturers and suppliers.
COUGHLIN - Donald McBride has been promoted to director of the General Motors/Transnationals Customer Center. He was an account executive for the packaging and automotive supplier groups.
Coughlin, based in Taylor, Mich., supplies transportation services.
RUBBER MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION - Donald Shea was elected president, succeeding Thomas Cole. Shea was president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Shipping.
The Rubber Manufacturers Association, founded in 1915, is the national trade association of the rubber industry. It represents over 100 member companies.