Walter Frankiewicz has been appointed president of Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC, the joint venture of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products LLC. He replaces Kishor Pendse, who will retire from Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake by the end of 2009. Until then, Pendse will serve as general manager while he assists in transferring responsibilities to Frankiewicz. The transition will extend through the end of June, and then Pendse will assist Knorr-Bremse and Bendix in strategic projects for the rest of 2009. Frankiewicz comes to Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake from Alcoa Inc., where he served as president for Alcoa Electrical and Electronic Solutions.
Mack Trucks Inc named Bruce P Hollenbeck to the newly created position of vice president of strategic product programs in the Mack Product Portfolio Management organization. He led product planning activities at Mack for the past 15 years, including the complete renewal of the company's product range.
Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2009 Kenworth Dealer Council members: Chairman — Brent Leach, Custom Truck Sales, Regina, Saskatchewan; Jim Beiderwieden, Inland Kenworth, Burnaby, British Columbia; Harry Mamizuka, NorCal Kenworth, Oakland CA; Tim Murphy, MHC Kenworth, Kansas City MO; Dan Penksa, Kenworth of Buffalo (NY); Alex Sykes, Cooper Kenworth, Durham NC; and Ron Whiteford, Lower Great Lakes Kenworth, South Bend IN. Jim Hartman of Truck Enterprises in Harrisonburg VA serves as the Kenworth ATD line representative.
Continental Tire North America Inc (CTNA) has named Wyatt Hamilton its key account manager for original equipment sales in the commercial vehicle tire division. Based in CTNA's North American headquarters in Indian Land SC, he will service truck and trailer manufacturers for the eastern United States and Canada. Hamilton was previously a key account manager for aftermarket tire sales.