EXIDE CORP. - Richard Morris, 54, to vice president of information technology and chief information officer. He was vice president and chief information officer for Wellspring Resources LLC of Jacksonville, Fla.
Exide of Reading, Pa., supplies automotive and industrial lead-acid batteries.
GATES GROUP OF COS. - Jim Wiggins to CEO.
He was president and CEO of Gates' Schrader-Bridgeport unit. He also was responsible for the Stant companies unit.
Gates Group of Denver supplies automotive belts, hoses, engine thermo-stats, gas and radiator caps, windshield wiping systems and blades, pneumatic and fluid control products, tire valves and hardware.
DURAKON INDUSTRIES INC. - William Wade to president and CEO.
He was chairman of truck parts and services distributor FleetPride. Wade succeeds Durakon Industries co-founder David Wright, who retired.
Durakon Industries of Lapeer, Mich., supplies pickup truck bedliners, vehicle cargo protection products and other accessory systems and components.
MERITOR AUTOMOTIVE INC. - Jeff Stoner to vice president of procurement. He was senior manager of Truck Platform Procurement and Supply for DaimlerChrysler.
Meritor of Troy, Mich., supplies automotive components and systems, including roof, door, access control and suspension systems and wheel products.
PERKINS ENGINES INC. - Dominique Volet to regional technical manager. He was technical support manager at Perkins' Paris offices
Jeff Pink to general parts manager. He was parts marketing manager.
Perkins Engines of Novi, Mich., supplies off-highway multicylinder diesel engines. It is a unit of Perkins Engines of Peterborough, England.
TEXTRON AUTOMOTIVE CO. - Richard Gorski, 51, to vice president and general manager of the Trim Division's Ford Business Unit. He was CEO of Irausa American Co. of Southfield, Mich.
Howard Harris, 48, to vice president of mergers and acquisitions. He was director of corporate development for AMP Inc.'s Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
Joseph Nowacki, 42, to vice president and general manager for the Trim Division's General Motors Business Unit. He was platform director for the division's DaimlerChrysler Large Car Group.
Nowacki succeeds David Cataldi, who was named senior vice president of manufacturing systems for Kautex Textron (a division of Textron Automotive) North American Operations.
Textron Automotive of Troy, Mich., supplies instrument panels, cockpit modules, exterior and interior trim, plastic fuel tanks and automotive systems and components.