Volume 11, Issue 4 - July/August 2009

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COMINGS AND GOINGS

Belron® US Director Takes Position With UK-Based Parent Company
Betsy Blake has joined United Kingdom-based Belron SA as director of purchasing - North America. She will continue to work in the Belron US corporate office in Columbus, Ohio, where she previously served as purchasing director.

“This promotion is in recognition of Betsy’s outstanding contribution to the company,” says Dino Lanno, senior vice president of Belron US’s supply chain. “She has played a valuable role in developing our global supply position over the past 18 years.”

In her new position with Belron SA, Blake will be responsible for direct-spend supplier management for the United States and Canada, and will have a seat on the Belron global supply chain team.


Zeledyne Hires Two
Allen Park, Mich.-based Zeledyne LLC has hired Steve Horaney as regional sales manager for the Eastern region territory, and Jason Provencher as sales and customer service representative in Tulsa, Okla.


DEATHS
BTB’s Steinberg Passes Away

Ronald Steinberg of BTB Tools North America passed away on Saturday, June 20, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Steinberg was 59. He is survived by his wife, Gladys Pratt Steinberg; two sons, Eric and Aaron Steinberg; four grandchildren, Rachel, Hannah, Natalie and Peter; his mother, Joan Ethel Ulman Steinberg; a brother, Robert Steinberg; a sister, Gail Covenah; a niece, Amanda Steinberg; and a nephew, Robert Steinburg.

The family requests that contributions in his honor be made to the American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society and/or the American Kidney Fund.


BRIEFLY …
Jim Shepherd, Pittsburgh Glass Works’ vice president and general manager of automotive-OEM, left the company in May. He had just been promoted to this position in April 2009.


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