Cars and trucks
GENERAL MOTORS - John Onoda, vice president of worldwide communications, was named to the Business for Social Responsibility board of directors. The group promotes responsible business practices within the business community.
Dennis Minano, vice president for corporate affairs and chief environmental officer, was named to the Keystone Center board of trustees. The center, based in Keystone, Colo., addresses environmental issues.
GENERAL MOTORS POWERTRAIN GROUP - David Essig was named chief information officer. He was manager of the powertrain systems business management department for Ford Motor Co.
Joseph Farinella was named personnel director for the Defiance, Ohio, castings plant. He was manager of organization, structure and executive placement for North American Operations personnel in Warren, Mich.
GENERAL MOTORS INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS - Cheri Alexander was named vice president of personnel, based in Zurich, Switzerland. She was executive director of global leadership development and corporate business support for General Motors in Detroit.
LAND ROVER NORTH AMERICA INC. - Christopher Marchand was named Range Rover model manager. He was merchandising and outfitting manager.
Kim McCullough was named Discovery model manager. She was vice president and Buick integrated marketing director for McCann-Erickson of Troy, Mich.
BUNDY NORTH AMERICA - James Davis was named president. He was president of bearing and bushing supplier Glacier-Vandervell Inc. in Troy, Mich.
Bundy, based in Warren, Mich., supplies small-diameter fluid carrying systems.
BOSCH BRAKING SYSTEMS-AMERICAS - Barry Chapman was named vice president of human resources. He will oversee human resources for the United States, Mexico and Brazil. He was director of employee relations and organizational development for Robert Bosch Corp. in Broadview, Ill.
Bosch Braking Systems-Americas, based in South Bend, Ind., supplies hydraulic brake system components for vehicle makers and the aftermarket. It is a unit of Robert Bosch GmbH of Stuttgart, Germany.
AMERICAN RACING CUSTOM WHEELS - Joel Zeidman was named sales engineer at the Southfield, Mich., sales office. He was a sales engineer at American Bumper and Manufacturing Co.
American Racing, based in Rancho Dominguez, Calif., supplies cast aluminum wheels.
BUDD CO. - Denny Benson was elected chief financial officer. He will remain a vice president. He was vice president and controller.
Thomas Bardsley was elected controller. He was assistant controller.
Donald Kniffen was elected treasurer. He was assistant treasurer.
Bruce Dingwall was elected assistant controller. He was general accounting manager.
Budd, based in Troy, Mich., supplies doors, fenders, roofs, hoods, deck lids and other components, castings and prototypes.
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION - Mark Delaney was named director of marketing. He was sales and finance manager at RK Chevrolet in Virginia Beach, Va.
Judith Ostronic was named grassroots program manager. She was assistant director of marketing for BUILD-PAC, the political action committee for the National Association of Home Builders.
AIADA, based in Alexandria, Va., represents American automobile retailers that sell and service international nameplate automobiles.
GENERAL MOTORS ACCEPTANCE CORP. FINANCIAL SERVICES - Jay Craig has been elected vice president and general auditor. He was partner-in-charge of Deloitte and Touche's St. Louis audit practice.
GMAC is a financial-services subsidiary of General Motors.
ATWOOD RICHARDS INC. - Robert Kosky was named vice president of transportation for the Strategic Acquisitions Division. He was president and owner of RFK Automotive Consulting in Rhinebeck, N.Y.
Atwood Richards, based in New York, remarkets off-lease vehicles.
PRIMUS AUTOMOTIVE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC. - Rich Pauley was appointed executive vice president. He was vice president of marketing, business development and sales.
PRIMUS, based in Franklin, Tenn., provides financial services for customers of Jaguar, Mazda, Suzuki, Subaru, Driver's Mart and others.