COGNEX CORP. - Arvin Creef Jr. to director of end-user sales for the Modular Vision Systems Division. He was vice president of sales for Square D Co., an electrical equipment, motor control and automation products manufacturer.
Cognex of Natick, Mass., supplies machine vision systems used on automated automotive assembly lines.
VENTRA GROUP INC. - Richard Stanley, 36, to president and COO. He was executive vice president of the Ventra Plastics Division.
John McFarlane to general counsel. He is a member of the board and a partner in the law firm of McGuire, McFarlane.
Ventra Group of Oakville, Ontario, supplies engineered mechanical assemblies and high precision molded and painted plastic systems and components for the automotive industry.
PGAM ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. - Les Parris to CFO. He was financial manager for both the TWR Technical Services and KBD Design Ltd. subsidiaries of TWR Group Ltd. of England.
Jerry Stalo Jr. to executive manufacturing manager. He was co-principal of Rapid Prototype Management Inc.
Mary Stalo to executive manager of business development. She was also a co-principal of Rapid Prototype Management Inc.
PGAM Advanced Technologies of Troy, Mich., supplies tooling and prototypes for automotive products, including instrument panels, center consoles, interior trim, acoustics, and sheet metal and plastic parts. It is a unit of PGAM Advanced Technologies AG of Germany.
JOHNSON CONTROLS INC. - Darrell Lloyd to vice president of area management for the North America Systems and Services business in Milwaukee. He was the area general manager for Johnson Controls in Florida.
John Murphy to vice president of marketing for the Controls business in Milwaukee. He was senior vice president and general manager for Beloit Corp.'s Manhattan Division.
Johnson Controls is a seating and interior systems supplier in Milwaukee.
AUTOLIV INC. - Said Nakhla to general manager of test operations. He was director of test services at Breed Technologies Inc.
Martin Ryder to director of new Ford Motor Co. programs. He was director of Ford European sales for Autoliv.
Christina Morris to senior system engineer within the System Optimization Group. She was a research engineer for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Ray Pekar to vice president of finance and gen- eral manager of Detroit operations. He was North American finance manager.
Autoliv of Auburn Hills, Mich., supplies automotive occupant protection systems and components.
SIEMENS AUTOMOTIVE CORP. - Scott Whetter to vice president and Ford Motor Co. account executive. He was director of North American sales.
Siemens Automotive of Auburn Hills, Mich., supplies electrical and electronic distribution systems and components.
HALDEX BRAKE PRODUCTS CORP. - Duane Stocksdale to director of original equipment marketing for the Brake Systems Division. He was OEM product/market group manager.
Haldex Brake Systems Division of Kansas City, Mo., supplies truck components and integrated brake systems.
BEERS & CUTLER PLLC - Marc Crumback to partner. He was a senior manager in the Automotive Services Group.
Beers & Cutler is a business advisory, tax and accounting services firm based in Washington. The Automotive Services Group serves primarily automotive dealers.
PRO-GUARD INTERNATIONAL INC. - James Ickes to operations manager. He is also operations manager for Pro-Guard International's sister company, Newport Mutual Insurance, of Laguna Hills, Calif. He was director of consumer affairs for the Western General Group of Cos. of Encino, Calif.
Pro-Guard International of Laguna Hills, Calif., administers service contracts for automotive dealerships.
JOHN BAILEY & ASSOCIATES INC. - Lee Ann Welsh to vice president. She will be responsible for overseeing public relations activities for several of the firm's automotive accounts, including Delphi Automotive Systems, Tenneco Automotive and the global automotive division of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. She was an account supervisor.
John Bailey & Associates is a public relations firm in Troy, Mich.
GENERAL MOTORS ACCEPTANCE CORP. - Anne Marie Sylvester to manager of corporate communications, media relations and community relations. She was media relations manager for sales and dealer activities within GM's North America Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing group.
FORD MOTOR CREDIT CO. - David Korman to general counsel. He was the assistant general counsel and national practice group manager for the law department for Bank One Corp.
Ford Credit of Dearborn, Mich., is the automotive finance company of Ford Motor Co.
STARCRAFT CORP. - Michael Schoeffler to the board. He is president and head of the Starcraft Automotive Group.
Starcraft of Goshen, Ind., produces mid-sized shuttle buses and conversion vans, including those for people with limited mobility.