GENERAL MOTORS POWERTRAIN - Gary Smyth to director of advanced propulsion system controls within the Advanced Engineering group. He was manager for the Dilute Combustion Systems Group, where he managed the global direct injection-gasoline project.
Chris Meagher to total integration engineer for Gen III V-8 engines, within the Quality and Product Assurance group. He was total integration engineer for the PV6 engine.
SIEMENS AUTOMOTIVE CORP. - John Sanderson to vice president and general manager of the Powertrain Fuel Components Division, in Newport News, Va. He also will oversee the related business operations of two other companies: Kemsco, a Siemens joint venture with Daewoo; and Synerject, a Siemens joint venture with Orbital Engine Corp. Sanderson was vice president and account executive for the Ford Motor Co. and General Motors accounts.
John Olson to vice president of production and quality within the Powertrain Division. He was vice president and general manager of the Powertrain Fuel Components Division.
Siemens Automotive, of Au-burn Hills, Mich., supplies electrical and electronic systems and components.
SOLVAY AUTOMOTIVE INC. - Timothy Judy to business unit director for Solvay's DaimlerChrysler Tech Center programs. He was a senior account manager for Valeo/ITT Automotive.
Steven Everett to director of program management for Air Intake Systems. He was a senior project engineer in the fuel systems department of Textron Automotive Co.'s Kautex Division.
Solvay Automotive, of Troy, Mich., supplies plastics used in automotive fuel systems.
NEW VENTURE GEAR INC. - Philip Rettig to vice president and general counsel. He was a managing partner for Harness, Dickey and Pierce PLC.
John Russell to vice president of quality and continuous improvement. He was vice president of information technology and chief information officer.
Lizabeth Chimenti to manager of public relations and communications. She was senior commodity management specialist.
New Venture Gear, of Troy, Mich., supplies four-wheel-drive transfer cases, manual transmissions, automotive traction control devices, and driveline systems and components.
GKN SINTER METALS - Robert Langdon to manager of Six Sigma Quality programs. He was a senior statistical engineer for Delphi Automotive Systems in Flint, Mich.
Kenneth Hibbler to materials management specialist for the Chicago facility. He was purchasing manager for Lau Industries of Indianapolis.
Beth Krise to materials manager for the DuBois, Pa., plant. She was a master scheduler for Clarion Sintered Metals.
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.
METAL COATINGS INTERNATIONAL INC. - Mary McKerrell to account executive for the Dacromet and Geomet lines of corrosion resistant coatings. She was an account executive for the American Iron and Steel Institute's Automotive Applications Committee and the Auto/Steel Partnership.
Andrew Pfeifer to senior sales account representative for the Dacromet and Geomet lines. He was a sales account representative.
Ted Mazurek to application engineer for the Dacromet and Geomet lines. He was a fastener applications engineer for MNP Corp.
Metal Coatings International, of Chardon, Ohio, supplies corrosion resistant coatings, sealers and topcoats.
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. - Edward Plomer Jr. to general sales and marketing manager for the ITW Shakeproof/Anchor/Medalist Division. He was director of sales and marketing for Progressive Stamping Co. of Royal Oak, Mich.
Illinois Tool Works, of Chicago, supplies fasteners, components, assemblies and systems. The ITW Shakeproof/Anchor/Medalist Division, of Troy, Mich., is part of the ITW Global Automotive Group.
BBDO WORLDWIDE - Pat Howay to vice president at the Southfield, Mich., office. She will continue her work as account supervisor on Dodge Dealer Association business.
BBDO World-wide, of New York, is an advertising agency.
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP - Ravi Nayar to partner for management consulting services within the global automotive division. He was a partner and national director of manufacturing consulting services at BDO Seidman LLP of Chicago.
PricewaterhouseCoopers is an accounting, auditing and consulting firm based in New York.
MANHEIM AUCTIONS INC. - Hal Logan to senior vice president of marketing. He was a principal for consulting company Third Set Partners of Oakland, Calif.
Diane Barton to director of marketing communications. She was manager of corporate communications.
Manheim Auctions, of Atlanta, operates wholesale automobile auctions in North America, the United Kingdom and France.
COAST-TO-COAST FINANCIAL CORP. - John Payne to Tennessee market area sales manager for Coast-to-Coast Automobile Lending and Leasing Corps. He was a district manager and dealer representative for Dura Lube ESP.
Scott Fuechsel to Connecticut area sales manager for Coast-to-Coast Automobile Lending and Leasing Corps. He was a finance manager for Berlin Motorcars Inc. LLC.
Coast-to-Coast Financial, of Orangeburg, N.Y., provides vehicle financing services.