MERCEDES-BENZ USA INC. - Peter Patrone to general manager, product management, light trucks. He will be responsible for product planning, positioning and pricing as well as volume planning, market research and product launches.
He was department manager for advanced product planning.
DELPHI CORP. - Robert Wilson, 37, to the newly created position of product line manager for advanced energy products. He will be responsible for the profit and loss of Delphi's Energen and lithium ploymer battery business lines globally as well as energy products developed for new materials.
Wilson was divisional manager of strategic planning.
John Carney, 45, will replace Wilson. He was Delphi Energy & Chassis division's program manager.
KIA MOTORS AMERICA INC. - Ken Brusca, 48, to director of regional operations in the Eastern region. He was a strategic adviser to the Executive Management Team at Volvo Cars of North America.
Brusca's responsibilies will include retail sales, wholesale operations, parts sales and dealer development.
PILOT INDUSTRIES INC. - Morris Rowlett to chairman and CEO.
He was CEO of aluminum castings manufacturer Ganton Technologies Inc. in Racine, Wis.
Pilot Industries of Dexter, Mich., designs, engineers and manufactures fluid management systems and structural composite components.