VISTEON CORP. - Gordon Cole to global director of public affairs. He was president of Levenson Public Relations in Dallas. He will succeed Denise Bither, who has left the company.
Ruth Bruch to vice president and chief information officer. She was president of ZoneTrader.com, an equipment business-to-business exchange in Chicago.
Visteon of Dearborn, Mich., supplies climate control systems, instrument panels, suspension and powertrain control systems, and automotive glass.
BUDD CO. - Daniel Burden, 52, to Stamping & Frame Division vice president of quality. He was quality manager for the division. He joined Budd in 1975.
Budd of Troy, Mich., supplies sheet metal automotive doors, fenders, roofs, hoods and decklids, and sheet molded composite aluminum, gray iron and ductile iron castings. It is a unit of ThyssenKrupp Automotive AG of Bochum, Germany.
BENTELER AUTOMOTIVE CORP. - Todd Allen to project engineer for the Honda line at the Hagen Drive Plant in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was a manufacturing engineer for Rapid Line.
Silvia Flores to manufacturing engineer for the Jaguar line at the Hagen Drive Plant. She was a suspension systems manufacturing engineer for the former Meritor Automotive.
James He to senior project engineer in Livonia, Mich. He was a product design engineer for Visteon Corp.
Ganesh Iyer to quality engineer in support of the Chassis Operations at the East Michigan Plant in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was an engineering consultant for the Industrial Assessment Center of West Virginia University.
Karthik Karan to finite element analyst in support of the Chassis Operations at the East Michigan Plant. He was an engineer for EASi-Megatech Engineering.
Jena Nooney to corporate communications specialist. She was a marketing specialist for Lilly Industries Inc.
Daniel Veres to DaimlerChrysler account manager II in Livonia, Mich. He was an account manager for Honda, Nissan and Isuzu at Magna International Inc.
Benteler Automotive of Grand Rapids, Mich., supplies chassis systems, steel tubing and other automotive products. It is a unit of Benteler AG of Paderborn, Germany.
HELLA NORTH AMERICA INC. - David Martin to vice president of NAFTA sales and marketing. He was director of sales and marketing for the Ford Motor Co. account at Takata Holdings Inc.
James Bruewer to vice president of global GM sales. He was director of global sales and marketing for the General Motors account at the former Meritor Automotive.
Hella North America of Plymouth, Mich., supplies automotive lighting, electronic equipment, sensors and vehicle front-end modules.
UGN INC. - Derek Ames to NVH project engineer. He was a product engineer for NGK Spark Plugs Inc. in Wixom, Mich.
UGN of Chicago supplies automotive acoustics and interior trim.
HAARTZ CORP. - Tim Jackson to vice president of sales and marketing for interiors in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. He was director of automotive sales for interiors. Haartz of Acton, Mass., supplies moldable interior trim materials and sport-utility and convertible topping fabrics.
MINIATURE PRECISION COMPONENTS INC. - David Hudson, sales manager for the Ford/Visteon account, will assume responsibility for Asian accounts.
Miniature Precision Components of Southfield, Mich., manufactures molded and extruded thermoplastic automotive components and assemblies.