NISSAN NORTH AMERICA INC. - Jane Nakagawa to director of advanced planning, strategy and administration.
She was corporate manager of advanced planning.
MAZDA NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS - Fred Aikins to manager of product communications.
He was a managing director at the public relations firm of Hill & Knowlton, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Mazda Information Bureau. He also was a member of the Hill & Knowlton automotive group.
EVANS INDUSTRIES INC. - Sal Aliotta to president and COO. He was president and general manager of the company's Darnell-Rose Division in City of Industry, Calif.
Evans Industries of Detroit supplies material handling systems; rubber, urethane and plastics engineering and molding services; and adhesives and rubber molded products, among others.
ROUSH INDUSTRIES INC. -Evan Lyall to president and CEO.
He was executive vice president. He retains his role as CFO of all Roush Industries companies.
Doug Smith to president and COO of Roush Technologies Inc. He was executive vice president there.
Geoff Smith to the board of Roush Industries. He has been president of Roush Racing since 1997.
Roush Industries of Livonia, Mich., is the holding company for several businesses, including Roush Technologies, which provides engineering services, and Roush Racing, a motorsports marketing enterprise.
FREUDENBERG-NOK GENERAL PARTNERSHIP - John VanAlstyne to president of e-commerce and information technology, a new po- sition. He was vice president and general manager for new business development. He remains president of Flexitech Inc., a joint venture for automotive hose assembly production by Freudenberg-NOK, Meiji Rubber & Chemical Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corp.
Freudenberg-NOK of Plymouth, Mich., supplies sealing packages for transmissions, engines, brakes, axles and steering; noise, vibration and harshness components and packages; and components for suspension, electrical and fuel systems.
BUDD CO. - Harold Hoffman to vice president of information technology. He was manager of management information systems.
Marion Helmes to vice president of corporate development. She was director of corporate development.
Budd of Troy, Mich., supplies sheet metal and sheet molded composite automotive doors, fenders, roofs, hoods and deck lids; and aluminum, gray iron and ductile iron castings.