Santa Fe Springs, CA
Jeff Elder has been promoted to chief operating officer at Trojan Battery. He has been with Trojan for more than three years and was previously chief financial officer. Before joining Trojan, he worked for Dynamic Cooking Systems as chief operating officer and chief financial officer. He has worked for Arthur Andersen, Emerson Electric and Avery Dennison.
Bryan Godber has been promoted to vice president of renewable energy and new business development at Trojan Battery. He was previously director of new business development. He has worked for the company for eight years in planning, purchasing and customer services.
Irvine, CA, US
lan Dotts has been appointed manager of aerial work platforms for Toyota Material Handling. Dotts has 18 years' experience in the aerial lift business. He has been general manager of Aichi USA since 2006. Before that, he worked for Haulotte US Inc.
Chicago, IL, US
Sauer-Danfoss has appointed Sven Ruder as president and chief executive officer. Ruder takes up the position on January 1, 2009. He succeeds David J Anderson, who is retiring. Ruder has been president of the Danfoss A/S Motion Controls Division since 2001 and a member of the Sauer-Danfoss board since July 2008. Before that, he managed Danfoss's Latin American operations for 10 years.