Dennis Slagle will succeed Paul Vikner as Mack Trucks Inc. president and CEO, effective April 1. Since 2003, Slagle has served as Vikner’s counterpart
Dennis Slagle will succeed Paul Vikner as Mack Trucks Inc. president and CEO, effective April 1. Since 2003, Slagle has served as Vikner’s counterpart at Volvo Construction Equipment North America, Asheville, N.C. He has more than 25 years of experience in the North American construction equipment industry, including serving as president of L.B. Smith, Inc., VCE’s largest North American dealer at the time. He will be based at Mack’s Allentown, Pa., headquarters. Vikner, who has been at helm since 2001, will become vice chairman of the Mack board of directors, and continue to represent both Mack and its parent company, the Volvo Group, in their work with various federal government entities and industry organizations affecting the Group’s North American truck operations.
Elematic Inc., Milwaukee, has named Della McDonald sales and marketing director. Among her various senior sales and marketing roles within the precast industry, McDonald’s most recent was cofounder of a management group to oversee supply of batching equipment for projects aiming to alleviate poverty worldwide. Her service on numerous trade association committees has involved working with the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute and National Precast Concrete Association&serving on latter’s board.
Mike Crandall has been named business development manager for Propex Inc., responsible for identifying, developing and managing business relationships with owners and developers of properties with a national or large regional presence. Crandall will also target additional market penetration for Propex’s complete line of construction products, including geogrids, geotextiles, turf reinforcement mats and fibers for concrete reinforcement.
Production of a water-based chemical admixture that integrally waterproofs concrete and inhibits corrosion of steel reinforcement has earned Hycrete Inc., Carlstadt, N.J., recognition among the World Economic Forum’s 39 Technology Pioneers for 2008. Technology Pioneers are companies identified as developing and applying highly transformational and innovative technologies. Candidate companies must be involved in the development of life-changing technological innovations that have the potential for long-term impact on business and society, Hycrete officials affirm.