Cars and trucks
GENERAL MOTORS NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS - Lawrence Burns to vice president of GM Research and Development and NAO Planning. He was executive director in charge of GM's NAO Planning.
Kenneth Baker to vice president and general manager of GM's Micro-Turbine Generator business unit. He was vice president of the GM Research and Development Center.
AMERICAN ISUZU MOTORS INC. - Gary Tucker to vice president of asset management and business development. He was business leader for GE Capital Autolease Canada Inc.
Shiro Nakamura to general manager of the design center for Isuzu Motors Ltd. in Fujisawa, Japan. He was vice president of planning and design for Isuzu Motors America Inc. and vice president of strategic and product planning for American Isuzu Motors.
Joe Totaro to vice president of sales operations and vehicle supply for the commercial vehicle business. He was director of sales operations and vehicle supply there.
Mark Darling to vice president of strategic planning and analysis. He was director of strategic planning and analysis.
Dave Barneich to vice president of sales for light vehicles. He was a director of regional operations.
Steve Kerho to director of SUV product planning. He was SUV national brand manager.
MAZDA NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS - Brian Betz to manager of product and technical information, a newly created position. He was a senior instructional designer for the technical training department.
MACK TRUCKS INC. - Garrick Hu to senior vice president of the group construction vehicles project. He was vice president of vehicle engineering.
FEDERAL-MOGUL CORP. - Kevin Baird to vice president of sealing systems for Europe, effective June 1. He was vice president of logistics.
Richard Dun-nett to director of inventory science and aftermarket sourcing. He was director of inventory science.
Federal-Mogul, based in Southfield, Mich., supplies a broad range of parts for the automotive and light truck market.
MERITOR AUTOMOTIVE INC. LIGHT VEHICLE SYSTEMS -Thomas Lewis to vice president of operations. He was general manager of the light vehicle systems motors business.
Ken Schang to director of commercial marketing. He was commercial director of sales and marketing for BTR Sealing Systems of North America.
Bob Patrician to temporary general manager of the light vehicle systems wheels business. He has been vice president of Meritor's Suspension Systems Co.
Meritor, based in Troy, Mich., supplies a broad range of components and systems for light and heavy vehicles.
LEAR CORP. - Robert Seed to vice president of sales for Ford Division. He was sales manager of Ford program administration and sales for J&J Production Serv-ices.
Lear, based in Southfield, Mich., supplies interior systems.
SOCIETY OF MANUFACTURING ENGINEERS - Patrick Northrop to chairman of the Association for Finishing Processes. He is senior group leader at BASF Corp.'s Coatings and Colorings Division.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers, based in Dearborn, Mich., is an international professional society that serves the manufacturing community by promoting professionalism, knowledge and learning.
J.D. POWER AND ASSOCIATES - Michael Van Nieuwkuyk to director of automotive accounts. He will be based in Troy, Mich. He was advanced product research director for the PACE Division of M.O.R.-PACE Inc. (now MORPACE International Inc.)
J.D. Power and Associates, based in Agoura Hills, Calif., is an international marketing and information services firm.
CLEAN DIESEL TECHNOLOGIES INC. - Douglas Bailey to director. He is president and CEO of business acquisition and development company American Bailey Corp.
Clean Diesel Technologies, of Stamford, Conn., is a development company with patented products that reduce emissions from diesel engines and improve fuel economy and power.