• Barbara Pilarski has been named executive director, mergers & acquistions for North and South America at DaimlerChrysler.

  • Schneider Transportation Management has appointed Tyler Ellison vp and gm.

  • Gary Gerstenslager is now president & COO of Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems; Perry Bahr is vp & gm; Roger Hatten is director of operations; and Dave Armold is Lebanon, ID, plant mgr.

  • Robert Eldridge has been appointed director of marketing for Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems.

  • Caterpillar has appointed George Taylor director of Caterpillar Power Systems North America.

  • Bruce Seay has rejoined The Holland Group as national fleet accounts manager; Jeff Peterson has been appointed mgr of global marketing services.

  • Thermo King has named Craig Fisher director of marketing.

  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber has named Johann Finkelmeier as vp & gm of original equipment tires for the North American unit.

  • James Keenan has been named vp-sales for ABF Freight System, succeeding Arthur Lynch, who is retiring on Jan. 31.

  • Ray Amlung has been appointed vp & gm for fuel systems at Cummins Inc.

  • Federal Signal Corp. has hired Michael Wons as vp & CIO.

  • Wright Express has named Jamie Morin sr. vp, client service operations.

  • Penray has promoted Howard Laga to vp & gm; Tina Pawelczak has been promoted to marketing manager.

  • American Trucking Assns. has named Michael Robinson director of legistlative affairs.

  • Ryder System has named Airton Gimenes sr vp-sales & marketing for the Supply Chain Solutions Div.