Cars and trucks
GENERAL MOTORS POWERTRAIN GROUP - James Flower, director of powertrain preproduction manufacturing, will retire July 1 after 42 years with General Motors. Mary-Jane Spinazze, director of powertrain laboratories, will succeed him, effective May 1.
PONTIAC - Mary Boland to Pontiac Bonneville brand manager. She was director of business planning for General Motors North American Operations.
FEDERAL-MOGUL CORP. - James Keller to assistant treasurer. He was treasurer for the Americas at T&N Industries in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Thomas Martin to finance director for economic value-added implementation. He was assistant treasurer.
Kevin Backus to director of the powertrain systems center for process excellence. He was director of aftermarket sourcing.
Federal-Mogul, based in South-field, Mich., supplies nondiscretionary parts for cars, light trucks and heavy trucks.
TEXTRON AUTOMOTIVE CO. - Jovita Thomas-Williams to vice president of human resources. She was director of human resources at AlliedSignal Inc.'s automotive sector.
Textron Automotive Co., based in Troy, Mich., supplies trim and components. It is a subsidiary of Textron Inc.
ALLIEDSIGNAL INC. - Brad Hays to senior vice president of sales, aftermarket Americas, for the Automotive Products Group. He was senior vice president of sales and distribution for Pennzoil Products Co.
AlliedSignal's automotive aftermarket unit, based in Rumford, R.I., supplies oil, air, transmission and fuel filters, friction materials, brake products and spark plugs.
PERKINS TECHNOLOGY INC. - David Gill to design manager. He was a senior design engineer for Ricardo Inc.
Based in Troy, Mich., Perkins Tech-nology is the design engineering consultancy of Perkins En-gine Co.
ESSEX SPECIALTY PRODUCTS INC. - George Braendle, president and CEO, will retire at the end of 1998.
Bill Donberg to president, effective immediately. Braendle will serve as an adviser to Donberg until year end. Donberg was business vice president for adhesives, sealants and coatings for Dow Chemical Co.
Essex, based in Auburn Hills, Mich., supplies glass bonding systems; reinforcing composites; noise, vibration and harshness systems; structural adhesives; sealers and acoustical damping systems. It is a subsidiary of Dow Chemical Co.
BOSAL NORTH AMERICA - Hans-Joachim Emmelmann to group research and development director. He was director of technical development for Karmann GmbH in Germany and president of Karmann USA Inc.
Bosal, based in Ann Arbor, Mich., supplies exhaust systems and catalytic converters.
WALBRO CORP. - Manouchehr Kambakhsh to director of manufacturing and engineering for the European/South American region. He was vice president of South American Operations and general manager of Walbro's fuel tank plant in Cacapava, Brazil.
Sydney Del Gaudio to general manager of South American operations. He was vice president of sales and marketing for Dana Corp. in South America.
Walbro, based in Cass City, Mich., produces precision fuel systems.
BOSCH BRAKING SYSTEMS-AMERICAS - Mike Bieganski to vice president of information systems and services. He was executive director of information technology for Cummins Engine Co.
Bosch Braking Systems Ameri-cas, based in South Bend, Ind., manufactures hy-draulic brake-system components.
DURAKON INDUSTRIES INC. - John Montagna to vice president of engineering and technology. He was manager of manufacturing and product engineering.
Durakon, based in Lapeer, Mich., produces and distributes pickup truck bedliners and other products.
CONTINENTAL DESIGN CO. - Tim Wellman to senior systems administrator, a newly created position. He will be based in Troy, Mich. He was computer operations manager at Mayflower Vehicle Systems.
Continental Design Co. is an engineering and design firm based in Anderson, Ind.
SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS - Douglas Read to manager of the Washington office. He was program manager for engine oil licensing and transportation standards certification system coordinator at the American Petroleum Institute.
The Society of Automotive Engineers is an international scientific and technical society based in Warrendale, Pa.
ADT AUTOMOTIVE INC. - David Young to vice president of operations. He was Eastern regional director of operations. Young replaces Nick Drzayich, who retired.
Kelly Conger to Eastern regional director. Conger was general manager of the Northstar Auto Auction in Shakopee, Minn.
Wayne Stroud to Western regional director of operations. He was general manager of Metro Auto Auction of Kansas City in Lee's Summit, Mo.
ADT is a vehicle redistribution company based in Nashville, Tenn.
FALCON FINANCIAL LLC - Lewis Glassman to vice president in the Baltimore office, for the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. He was an auto dealer commercial business development manager for World Omni Financial Corp.
R. Scott Mahl to vice president in the San Diego office, for the Western United States. He was Southern California district manager for Bank One's auto wholesale finance unit.
Tom Hanley to marketing representative in the Baltimore office. He was commercial credit manager with Primus Automotive Financial Services.
Kathryn Guimard to vice president and senior underwriter. She was vice president with Heller Business Credit.
Joseph Kirk Jr. to vice president and senior underwriter. He was vice president with Webster Bank.
Farzad Tabtabai to vice president and senior underwriter. He was workout relationship manager with First Union National Bank.
Falcon Financial, based in Stamford, Conn., serves new-car and truck dealers.