Truck-Lite Announces Executive Appointments

first_imgFALCONER, NY — Truck-Lite, a producer of lighting, wiring harnesses, mirrors, turn signal switches and safety accessories for the heavy duty truck, trailer and commercial vehicle industries, has announced several executive appointments this week. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Tim Walker, formerly senior vice president of worldwide sales for Truck-Lite, has been named executive vice president, sales, for Europe and Asia. In this role, Walker will be responsible for coordinating sales activities of Truck-Lite’s operations in Birmingham, England; Flexible Lamps in Harlow, England; and FER in Eisenach, Germany. In addition, he will drive new sales initiatives for Truck-Lite throughout Asia, with special emphasis on commercial vehicle market opportunities in China and Japan. Walker began his career with Truck-Lite in 1979, and advanced to the position of vice president, sales and marketing in 1984. He has since taken on many roles for Truck-Lite and has been active in many key industry associations including, TMC, CFS, HDDC, TWNA and CVSN. He is a member of the Heavy Duty Business Forum, the Overseas Automotive Council and a past chairman of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association. Walker is a graduate of Northwestern University and of the American Graduate School of International Management, Thunderbird. Truck-Lite also announced today John Howells has been named vice president of sales the Americas. Howells began his career with Truck-Lite in 1995 as a regional sales manager in the Chicago area. He has since taken on the roles of OE sales manager for both truck and trailer markets, area sales director and more recently held the position of national sales director focusing on Truck-Lite’s aftermarket sales and national fleet activities. In this new role, Howells will be responsible for OE, aftermarket and fleet activities, coordinating customer driven sales efforts for all of North America, South America and Canada. Advertisement Howells graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor of business administration degree with magna cum laude honors. Howells has been active in many key industry associations including, TMC, CFS, HDDC and CVSN. He will report directly to Brian Kupchella, president of Truck-Lite, and will reside in the Western New York area close to Truck-Lite headquarters. In addition, Daniel McCann has joined Truck-Lite’s Sales Team as its new national sales director for North America. McCann has more than 30 years experience in global sales and marketing of products similar to Truck-Lite for the commercial vehicle industry. McCann will be adding value to sales activities directed towards the U.S. and Canada and will reside near Truck-Lite’s headquarters. McCann has been active in many key industry associations including Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, Transportation Safety Equipment Institute and the Council of Fleet Specialists. He will report directly to John Howells.last_img

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