GENERAL MOTORS - Nobuyuki Idei to the board of directors, effective Nov. 1. He has been CEO of Sony Corp. since June. Before that, Idei held positions as co-CEO, president, COO, representative director and managing director at Sony.
MAGNAWORKS LLC - Gary Benninger to vice president. He was executive vice president of engineering, research and development for Magna International Inc.
MagnaWorks, of Farmington Hills, Mich., supplies advanced vehicle navigation systems. It is a joint venture of Magna International Inc. and Magellan Corp.
PULLMAN INDUSTRIES INC. - Fred Schoen to president and CEO. He was president and CEO of Active Tool & Manufacturing Inc. (recently purchased by Tower Automotive).
Pullman Industries, of Troy, Mich., manufactures roll-formed metal products and assemblies for the automotive industry.
WORLD AUTO PARTS INC. - Richard Massaro to vice president. He retains his responsibilities as product manager for the company's Heavy Duty Division.
World Auto Parts, of Buffalo, N.Y., supplies engines, transmissions, air compressors and other automotive and heavy-duty parts.
ULTRA-FIT MANUFACTURING INC. - Malcolm Sissmoreto vice president of sales and marketing. He was vice president of operations for remanufactured engines supplier ATK North America.
Ultra-Fit Manufacturing, of Toronto, manufactures prebent direct-fit and universal-fit exhaust pipes for the automotive aftermarket.
ADESA CORP. - William Seidel to director of transportation operations. He was president and owner of consulting firm Logistics Solutions.
ADESA, of Indianapolis, provides wholesale vehicle remarketing services. It operates 29 auto auctions throughout the United States and Canada.
AMERICAN PORT SERVICES INC. - Douglas Tipton to executive vice president and COO of the Seaport Division. He was president and CEO of Contship Container-lines Inc.
Tipton succeeds Brendan O'Malley, who was named vice president of special projects.
American Port Services, of Baltimore, provides automobile seaport processing.
NATIONAL INDEPENDENT AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION - Michael Linn to executive vice president and chief staff officer, effective Nov. 1.
He was executive director of the Independent Automobile Dealers Association for North Carolina and South Carolina.
The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, of Arlington, Texas, is a trade association that represents independent used-car dealers.