MERCEDES-BENZ USA INC. - Jeffrey Fisher to general manager of corporate communications. He was senior manager of public affairs for Mercedes-Benz and DaimlerChrysler in Melbourne, Australia.
MODINE MANUFACTURING CO. - Ernest Thomas to senior vice president and CFO. He was a group vice president. Thomas succeeds Alan Reid, who retired.
Modine Manufacturing of Racine, Wis., provides automotive heat exchangers, including radiators, charge-air coolers, air-conditioning parts and oil coolers.
BSCAMERICA COS. - Butch Royall to vice president of sales and marketing. He was general manager of the Lauderdale-Miami Auto Auction in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
BSCAmerica of Bel Air, Md., operates auto auctions in several U.S. states and provides residual risk coverage and specialized insurance products for the vehicle leasing industry.
MOTORS INSURANCE CORP. - John Boris to senior vice president for specialty markets and products. He was vice president of specialty markets and products.
Motors Insurance of Detroit is a unit of GMAC Insurance Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of financial services company General Motors Acceptance Corp.
MOTOR & EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION - Joseph Magliochetti to chairman of MEMA in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Magliochetti is chairman, president and CEO of Dana Corp. of Toledo, Ohio. Dana supplies drivetrain, structural, engine, chassis, sealing brake and fluid system products. MEMA represents more than 700 North American manufacturers of motor vehicle components, tools, equipment and other supplies used in production, repair and maintenance.
AUTOVIA CORP. - Ken Snyder to vice president of sales. He was vice president and general manager for product sales at Tech Data in Clearwater, Fla.
Shane Gorman to vice president of business development. He was vice president of sales.
Autovia of Sacramento, Calif., connects automotive parts wholesalers with local market repair shops via the Internet.
AUTOBYTEL.COM INC. - Andrew Donchak to senior vice president and chief marketing officer. He was vice president of marketing for Navigation Technologies of Rosemont, Ill.
Autobytel.com is an automotive commerce Internet site in Irvine, Calif., that connects car buyers, owners and sellers.