LEAR CORP. - The company has named three executives to new positions in its Ford Division. They are:
Daniel Kuzdzal, vice president of advanced engineering. He was director of the division's utility truck trim program.
John Lanier, vice president of human resources. He was corporate director of industrial relations and labor counsel for United Technologies Automotive, which Lear acquired in May.
Gail Miciuda, director of mirror operations. She was commodity engineering manager for the Interiors Group of United Technologies Automotive.
Lear is an interiors supplier based in Southfield, Mich.
EAGLE-PICHER AUTOMOTIVE - Dennis Rodzik to account manager for the Wolverine Gasket Division. He was a regional account manager and regional sales manager for Waldes/Industrial Retaining Rings of Detroit.
Eagle-Picher Automotive is in Inkster, Mich. The Wolverine Gasket Division supplies rubber, metallic and paper-coated gaskets.
GKN SINTER METALS - Paul Gangopadhyay to group operations manager for the Zeeland and Owosso, Mich., plants. He was director of technology for Michigan Sintered Metals, acquired by GKN in July.
Randy Willingham to Zeeland operations manager. He was plant manager of GKN Sinter Metals-Zeeland.
Brian Sietsema to Owosso operations manager. He was quality assurance manager for GKN Sinter Metals-Owosso.
Matthew Yow to Conover, N.C., plant manager. He was assembled-products plant manager for the Burgess-Norton Division of Amsted Industries in Geneva, Ill.
Michael Stumpff to quality customer service representative. He was Conover plant manager.
GKN Sinter Metals produces powder metal components for automotive transmissions, engines, bodies and chassis. It is a unit of GKN PLC of the United Kingdom.
CAMPBELL-EWALD ADVERTISING - Mark Bellissimo to executive vice president and regional account director. He was senior vice president. He will oversee Chevrolet's regional marketing account.
Joel Benay to senior vice president and creative director on General Motors' OnStar account. He was a consulting creative director at Redbook magazine in New York.
James Powell to senior vice president and account supervisor on Chevrolet's affinity marketing. He was vice president. He adds interactive duties related to GM's Olympics activities.
Patricia Morrison Malone to senior vice president and management supervisor on the OnStar account at C-E Communications, Campbell-Ewald's sister agency, in Warren, Mich. She was director of interactive marketing at Bozell Worldwide's San Francisco office.
Campbell-Ewald is in Warren, Mich.
NAVIGATION TECHNOLOGIES CORP. - Richard de Lange to chairman of the board. He is chairman of Philips Electronics Netherlands B.V.
T. Russell Shields to vice chairman. He was chairman.
Navigation Technologies, of Chicago, develops precision digital map databases and enabling technology used in automotive navigation systems.
PENTACOM - David Coffey to associate media director. He was supervisor of new media technologies.
PentaCom, a national media planning and buying agency for DaimlerChrysler, is in Troy, Mich.
ECOSTAR ELECTRIC DRIVE SYSTEMS LLC - Fred Flett to chief engineer of electronics. He was director of product development for the electronic motion systems unit of semiconductor provider International Rectifier Corp. of El Segundo, Calif.
Ecostar Electric Drive Systems, of Dearborn, Mich., is the primary power electronics and electric drives development center for the Fuel Cell Alliance formed by Ford Motor Co., Ballard Power Systems and DaimlerChrysler.
JBA AMERICAS - Carrie Manion to vice president of sales. She was business unit executive for IBM Corp.'s Auto Suppliers/European Motors unit.
JBA, of Rolling Meadows, Ill., provides enterprise management software to automotive suppliers. It is a unit of Geac Computer Corp.
DMB&B PUBLIC RELATIONS - John Cortez to senior writer. He will write speeches, press materials and other documents for various DMB&B clients, including General Motors. He was a senior editor for AutoWeek, a sister publication of Automotive News.
Brigid Riehl to account executive. She will service the Chev-rolet Division account with special-event planning and media relations. She was a marketing assistant for Hungry Howie's Pizza Inc.
DMB&B is a member of MacManus Group of New York, a provider of advertising and communications.