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Issue 2 and Volume 14.

Ridewell Hires Sauriol

Ridewell Suspensions has hired Claude Sauriol as Canadian sales manager to replace Gary Wasney, who retired at the end of 2008 after seven years in the position.

Sauriol, formerly of Hendrickson International, has 20 years of industry experience managing technically complex products. “We are excited to have Claude on board,” said Rick Rickman, vice president of sales for Ridewell. “His experience in the industry and with Canada in particular will allow him to make an immediate positive contribution.”

Ridewell manufactures truck, trailer, bus and RV suspensions and supplies.

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Seigel Joins Zodiac

Zodiac of North America, a leading manufacturer of inflatable boats, has appointed retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Steven B. Seigel to head its military and professional business unit.

Seigel’s distinguished naval career includes enlisted and commissioned service on multiple SEAL and underwater demolition teams. He also served with the U.S. Special Operations Command in the management office responsible for development, testing, production and delivery of craft.

“We’re excited about the experience and leadership Cmdr. Seigel will bring to our team,” said J.J. Marie, Zodiac’s president.

Siegel said he looks forward to joining Zodiac because of its military and government operation support, as well as its dedicated customer service and product line improvement.

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