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Commercial Vehicle Group juggles leadership team

Successful Dealer Staff August 1, 2013

Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. said Thursday it has realigned its executive leadership team.

Under the new structure, Kevin Frailey has been appointed President of Global Construction, Agriculture & Military; Patrick Miller has been appointed President of Global Truck & Bus, and Timo Haatanen has been appointed President of Global Aftermarket and Structures.

The Company also announced the addition of Geoff Perich as the Managing Director of Asia Pacific, which includes China, India, Southeast Asia and Australia. Perich brings more than 30 years of experience in the construction equipment industry in Asia-Pacific, North America and Australia.  Most recently he served as the Asia-Pacific Product Manager for hydraulic excavators for Caterpillar Inc., located in Beijing, China.

Jerry Armstrong, who served previously as the President of North & South American Markets, will leave CVG as of September 1.  Gordon Boyd, President of Indian & Australian markets, had previously announced his retirement as of September 1, and Greg Wells, who previously served as Managing Director of China, will also leave CVG.

“I am confident that this is the right leadership team to take our business to the next level,” said Rich Lavin, President and CEO of Commercial Vehicle Group.  “These leaders possess a strong understanding of our overall business and bring deep  expertise to their individual areas of responsibility.”

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