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The RHA public relations committee has appointed E. West (Bursley Garage, nr. Leeds) as chairman for the coming year and E. J. Barber (Essex Carriers Ltd.) and E. H. Patterson (E. H. Patterson (Blackhill) Ltd.) as vicechairmen.
Dennis Johnson has been appointed transport manager of the North-west region of the Cooperative Wholesale Society bakery division. Mr. Johnson, who is 46, was previously an area manager for the Hargreaves Group, Boston Spa, Yorkshire.
T. A. Dunstan has been appointed traffic manager of Hebble Motor Services Ltd.. with effect from July 19, in succession to W. H. Jelpke who, as previously announced, has been appointed traffic manager of East Yorkshire Motor Services Ltd. Mr. Dunstan joined Ribble Motor Services Ltd. in 1956 and has been traffic superintendent. Orrnskirk, since 1961.
Gordon Baldwin has been appointed passenger vehicle sales manager of Albert E. Chatfield (Stoke-on-Trent) Ltd., Ford main dealers.
W. H. Simpson, who has been south-eastern area manager of CAV Ltd. for the past eight years, is to retire on July 31 after 32 years with the company. He will be succeeded by A. R. Mays, currently CAV sales engineer in the area.
On the closure of Reall Coachbuilders. of Slough, key staff under the leadership of A. E. L. Parsons have transferred to a division of the ML Group. Mr. Parsons becomes commercial manager of the vehicle division of ML Industrial Products Ltd., of Slough.
E. T. Hoyes has been appointed general manager of the body-building and repair division at Bligh Bros. Ltd., Canterbury.
John Southgate, assistant editor (features) of MOTOR TRANSPORT, iS on August 2 to join the Ford Motor Co. Ltd. as chief Press officer, commercial vehicles.
W. R. Good, who joined the Michelin Tyre Co. Ltd. in 1925, has retired. He had been head of the company's technical division at Stoke-onTrent since 1956. Mr. Good's successor is D. N. .1. Fielder, who joined Michelin in 1952.
Arthur Morton (Thos. W. Ward, of Sheffield), has been appointed deputy chairman of the Lorry Mounted Crane Association.
In the -People" column on June 24, referring to BMC appointments, it was stated that A. J. S. Langford was now assistant to G. G. C. Churcher, but in fact he is assistant to the new BMC home sales manager, commercial vehicles. W. Rastall. R. W. Elliott, MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North, has been elected president of the National Conference of Road Transport Clearing Houses in succession to Peter Walker, who resigned on being appointed Shadow Minister of Transport. Mr. Elliott, who is 46, is an assistant Conservative Party Whip.
J. Dean has been appointed manager of the BRS Parcels Ltd. depot at Burnley. Mr. Dean, who is 45, has spent all his working life in road transport. joining W. V. Greenwood, of Burnley, when its associate was the Same Day Delivery Co. The two companies were later merged when they became part of the Bouts Tillotson Group.
James Sales, formerly of Unilever Ltd., has been appointed sales office manager of Highway Trailers (Great Britain) Ltd.. of Southampton, taking over from Peter Brushett, who is now service manager. T. Sparks has joined the company from Ford Motors Ltd. as production manager, and C. S. Pinchin, formerly of Dowty Hydraulics, is supplies manager.
A Nottingham and Derby branch of the Transport Managers' Club has been formed following a meeting at Sandiacre, near Nottingham, at which the visitors included W. Lloyd, of Manchester, the national chairman, and C. Starr, president of the Northampton branch. W. Wood, (Road Haulage, Nottingham), was elected club president and G. W. Martin, (BRS, Derby), chairman.
Alan Beecroll has been appointed technical representative in the south-west of England for W. P. Butterfield (Engineers) Ltd.. of Shipley Yorkshire. He succeeds R. H. S. Clark, who is retiring for health reasons after representing the company in the area since January, 1960 R. S. Betteridge, who for four years was manager of the engineering division of Rubery Owen and Co. Ltd., Darlaston, has been promoted to general manager of that division.
J. B. Samson has been appointed managing director of Ransome and Marles Bearing Co. Ltd.. of Newark-on-Trent, succeeding C. G. H. Richardson, who has retired after 48 years with the company. Mr. Samson joined the company in 1938 and became a board member in 1952.