Going Places

Chris Painter has been named CEO of Erlanger, KY-based Transfreight, a group of five North American transportation and logistics companies in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Painter succeeds Masao Hara, who is moving up to the chairman's position. Areki Tsujita is moving over to the position of chief compliance officer. YRC North American Transportation announced Ken Bowman has been named senior vp of

  • Chris Painter has been named CEO of Erlanger, KY-based Transfreight, a group of five North American transportation and logistics companies in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Painter succeeds Masao Hara, who is moving up to the chairman's position. Areki “Alex” Tsujita is moving over to the position of chief compliance officer.

  • YRC North American Transportation announced Ken Bowman has been named senior vp of finance.

  • Kurt Lehmann has been named vp of engineering and product development for Wabco Holdings. Also, Christian Wiehen was named chief technology officer and Alfred Farha chief legal officer and secretary.

  • John Habermann has been appointed telematics product manager for Thermo King Corp.

  • Tenneco Inc. has promoted Neal Yanos to the newly created position of executive vp, North America. In addition, the company announced that Kevin Swint has been promoted to vp & gm, North America original equipment ride control and Joseph Pomaranski has been promoted to vp, North America aftermarket.

  • John Harris has been named director of purchasing and logistics for Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. Harris joined the manufacturer of dry freight vans, reefers, flatbeds and Tautliner trailers in 1988.

  • Lorenzo Simonelli, formerly president & CEO of GE Consumer & Industrial in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has been named president & CEO of GE Transportation.

  • John E. Millsap has been named president of Ridewell Suspensions. Millsap served as vp for the past four years and has been with Ridewell for nearly 14 years.

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