NISSAN NORTH AMERICA INC. - Mark Christovale to director of public companies. He also is responsible for the minority dealer initiative for both the Nissan and Infiniti divisions. He was manager of national market representation.
LAND ROVER NORTH AMERICA INC. - Chris Marchand to Freelander model manager. He was Range Rover model manager.
Curt Imber to Range Rover model manager. He was the Southern Region field marketing manager for BMW of North America.
Andrew Polsinelli to relationship marketing manager. He was Xterra SUV model line manager for Nissan North America.
Larry Rosinski to market research and planning manager. He was director of automotive syndicated services for Maritz Marketing Research of Toledo, Ohio.
DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA INC. - Doug Patton to vice president of business development. He was director of the Denso DaimlerChrysler Sales Group.
Terry Helgesen to director of the DaimlerChrysler business' Customer Support Division. He was assistant general manager for international sales at Denso's headquarters in Japan.
Thomas Esser to senior manager within the Customer Support Division. He will have responsibility for the company's Ford Motor Co. business. He was manager for Denso's DaimlerChrysler business.
Denso International America of Southfield, Mich., supplies advanced technology, systems and components.
TEXTRON AUTOMOTIVE CO. - William White to president of the McCord Winn Division of Manchester, N.H. He was general manager of North American aftermarket operations for both Euclid Industries LLC and Meritor Automotive Inc.
Textron Automotive is in Troy, Mich. The McCord Winn Division supplies seating comfort systems, integrated fluid reservoir systems and powerwash systems for headlamps.
TIMKEN CO. - Vinod Dasari to president of the rail unit. He was managing director of Timken India.
William Burkhart to senior vice president and general counsel, effective April 1. He is director of affiliations and acquisitions. Burkhart will succeed Larry Brown, who will retire March 31.
Timken Co. of Canton, Ohio, supplies bearings and steel.
LEAR CORP. - Cynthia Henderson to vice president of quality for Lear's Ford Motor Co. Division. She was director of global supplier development.
William McLaughlin to vice president of taxes. He was director of taxes.
Lear is an automotive interiors supplier in Southfield, Mich.
JOHNSON CONTROLS INC. - William Nonnamaker to vice president of national accounts, sales and marketing. He was national account sales manager for the Retail Division of Coo-per Tire.
Bob Velano-vich, 63, to corporate vice president and an officer of the company. He is group vice president of manufacturing technology and quality for the Automotive Systems Group.
Johnson Controls of Milwaukee supplies seating and interior systems and batteries.
AUTONATION INC. - Jonathan Ferrando, 34, to senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. He was senior vice president and general counsel of AutoNation's Automotive Retail Group.
AutoNation is a publicly owned automotive retailer in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
AMETEK INC. - Stephen Hoiles to vice president and general manager of the Test & Calibration Instruments Division. He was director of the Calibration/Monitoring Business Unit of the division.
Ametek of Paoli, Pa., supplies electronic instruments and electric motors for the heavy-vehicle market.