ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICES INC. - Thomas Neslage to senior vice president of global sales and marketing, a new position. He was president of Texaco Global Products and vice president of marketing for Texaco Inc. in Houston.
Energy Conversion Devices is an advanced energy and information company in Troy, Mich. It develops advanced batteries for hybrid vehicles.
TOYOTA MOTOR SALES U.S.A. INC. - The company has made several management changes. They include:
Jeff Bracken to general manager of the Portland, Ore., region. He was assistant general manager of the Denver regional sales office.
Jim Colon to general manager for the Chicago region. He was general manager of the Portland region.
Nancy Davies to vice president of retail market development. She was general manager for the Chicago region.
Bill Fay to vice president and general manager for the Los Angeles region. He was vice president of retail market development.
Dudley Hawley to president of Airflite, the company's aviation operations subsidiary, and vice president of the Marine Sports Division. He was vice president of Toyota Motor Sales' corporate services.
Chris Hostetter to vice president of long-range product planning, a new position. Hostetter was corporate manager of strategic planning.
Jim Lentz to vice president of Genesis, Toyota's initiative to increase its presence in the youth market. He was vice president and general manager of the Los Angeles region.
Mike Slagter to corporate manager of a special North America project in Toyota's planning department. He was corporate manager for Lexus Division sales and dealer development.
Naoya Taniguchi to vice president of long-range planning, a new position. Taniguchi was general manager of the new product concept planning department within the Product Management Division at Toyota Motor Corp. in Japan.
Mamie Warrick to corporate manager of strategic planning. Warrick was corporate manager for research and planning.
FORD MOTOR CREDIT CO. - Anthony Jennings to vice president of the Nashville Service Center in Franklin, Tenn. He was the Jacksonville, Fla., transition operations manager for Citigroup.
Ford Motor Credit Co. is an automotive finance company in Dearborn, Mich.
REYNOLDS AND REYNOLDS COMPANY - The company re-elected three board members to three-year terms. They are: Eustace Mita, 46, executive vice president of Reynolds Transformation Solutions; Philip Odeen, 65, executive vice president of TRW Washington Operations; and Donald Peterson, 51, president and CEO of Avaya Inc.
Alan Loren, 62, chairman and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet, will retire from the board. Loren, whose term expired this year, joined the board in 1996.
Reynolds and Reynolds of Dayton, Ohio, provides integrated information management solutions to the automotive retailing marketplace. The company's services include retail and enterprise management systems, networking and support, e-business applications, Web services, learning and consulting services, customer relationship management solutions and leasing services.
MARKETHAUS INC. - John Kasmarick to chairman. He was director of the customer service division in the Asia/Pacific and new markets at Ford Motor Co. Before that, Kasmarick served as Ford's technical service operations manager, director of operations planning for product development, director of customer service for Ford Europe and manager of truck parts sales and service. He also was chairman of a joint venture between Ford and B-quik, an automotive service company in Thailand.
Markethaus of Seattle provides Internet-based hosted applications services for the automotive service center industry, including national brand and independent automotive service centers.
J.L. FRENCH AUTOMOTIVE CASTINGS INC. - David Hoyte to president and CEO. He will also be nominated to the board of directors. Hoyte was president of the Ride Control Group of ArvinMeritor Inc. He has also worked in a variety of senior executive capacities at Frigidaire, Cummins Engine Co. and General Motors.
Charlie Waldon to vice chairman, a new position. He was president and CEO. Waldon will retain his position on the company's board of directors.
J.L. French of Sheboygan, Wis., supplies highly engineered aluminum die cast automotive parts including oil pans, engine front covers and transmission cases.