• Daimler Financial Services Americas has announced the appointment of Juergen Rochert to vp-Daimler Truck Financial USA. The company also named Christopher Kaefer vp-credit and national accounts, taking over for Steven Goodale, who was appointed director of global credit in Berlin.

  • Mack Trucks has named Patrick Meehan vp-northeast region; John Thomas vp-western region; and David Barletta vp-central region.

  • Richard J. Kramer is the new president & CEO of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Robert J. Keegan, Kramer's predecessor, remains as executive chairman.

  • Scott Damon has been promoted to vp of marketing for Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions.

  • Mobile a/c compressor supplier Four Seasons promoted Khris Lord to brand manager.

  • Rick Pontin has been appointed to the position of CEO of AirClic.

  • Transplace has named Sheila Hewitt vp, responsible for the sales and operations of the company's ocean and air forwarding business.

  • Susan Heystee has been appointed vp of worldwide sales for Telogis.

  • After nearly 30 years with Yokohama Tire Corp., Jim MacMaster has announced he will retire, effective June 30.

  • Allen Birmingham, national sales manager for Tommy Gate Co., is the 46th president of the National Truck Equipment Assn. (NTEA). The organization also appointed three members to its Board of Trustees. Jim LoPres, president & CEO of Auto Safety House, and Jeffrey Messer, president of Messer Truck Equipment, join as distributor trustees. Dave Zelis, director of sales and marketing for Buyers Products Co., joins as a manufacturer trustee.

  • Bob Costello, American Trucking Assn.'s chief economist, has been named to the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics, which advises the Dept. of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

  • Rock Tyson has been promoted to vp-sales & marketing, for Ken-Tool.

  • MidContinental Chemical Co. has named Brad Craig and Russ Novosad to its sales staff.