Cars and trucks
GENERAL MOTORS - The company has announced two appointments.
Daniel McNicholl was named chief information officer for North American Operations. He was vice president and general manager for Whirlpool Corp.'s Global Air Treatment business.
Jim Noble was named chief information officer for International Operations. He was vice president and global leader of worldwide information management practice for Gemini Consulting.
CALSONIC NORTH AMERICA INC. - Raymond Corbin was named director of exhaust engineering. He was product manager for small block V-6 and V-8 truck engines for General Motors.
Calsonic North America of Farmington Hills, Mich., supplies exhaust, air conditioning and engine cooling systems and components.
CANADIAN GENERAL-TOWER LTD. - Nathaniel Towle has been named vice president of the Automotive Products Division. He was president of Pebra Inc.
Canadian General-Tower of Cambridge, Ontario, supplies vinyl cover material for interior trim components.
MRM INC. - John Alder has been appointed vice president. He was a territory manager.
MRM, of Novi, Mich., distributes pneumatic components.
MAYFLOWER VEHICLE SYSTEMS INC. - John Wise has been named president and CEO. He was president of South Charleston Stamping & Manufacturing Co.
Mayflower Vehicle Systems, of Farmington Hills, Mich., supplies stamping and subassemblies.
FANUC ROBOTICS NORTH AMERICA INC. - Martin Rola was named account manager in the Paint Finishing Division. He was senior project and lead engineer for paint automation for General Motors North American Operations Robotics Group.
Fanuc Robotics North America is in Auburn Hills, Mich. It supplies robotics for paint finishing, sealing, welding and material removal and handling.
T&N INDUSTRIES - William Pichan has been named president. He was vice president and director of taxation.
T&N, of Ann Arbor, Mich., supplies components, engineered products and industrial materials.
OGILVY & MATHER - The agency has added two employees to its Detroit office.
Tom Bloomer was named associate creative director for the Ford Customer Service Division account. He had been associate creative director at KDB Advertising.
Maureen Marnon was named broadcast manager. She was a broadcast producer for Bozell Worldwide Inc.
Ogilvy & Mather is an advertising agency based in New York.
DEL RE MARKETING INC. - Mark Bukovsky has been named Midwest regional sales manager. He was a senior account executive at Creative Marketing. Del Re Marketing of Chicago specializes in direct marketing and promotions for the automotive industry.
REPUBLIC INDUSTRIES INC. - Robert Dees Jr. was appointed senior vice president of human resources. He was senior vice president of human resources at the Triarc Restaurant Group.
Republic, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has subsidiaries in automotive rental, retailing and financial services.
AUTONATION USA - Fred Zuckerman has been named vice president and director of media services. He was executive vice president and director of media services at Harris Drury Cohen, an advertising agency.
AutoNation USA is a used-car megastore chain based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. It is a subsidiary of Republic Industries Inc.
AUTOMOTIVE INFORMATION CENTER - Helga Lilley has been appointed president. She was vice president of product development for the At Home Division of Information Access Co.
Automotive Information Center of Westborough, Mass., provides new- and used-vehicle information to industry and consumers.
ENGINEERING SOCIETY OF DETROIT - Susan Cischke was awarded the Horace H. Rackham Award for outstanding humanitarian achievements. She is the first woman to receive the award, the engineering society's highest honor. Cischke is executive director of vehicle certification, compliance and safety affairs for Chrysler Corp.
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. The association represents over 100 member companies.
SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS INC. - David Porreca has been named manufacturing and technical program manager. He had been executive director of the National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing in Washington.
SAE, based in Warrendale, Pa., is a 70,000-member educational and scientific group dedicated to advancing mobility technology.