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Pellette Appointed Cat Group President

Pellette-150Caterpillar’s Board of Directors has elected Tom Pellette, currently a Caterpillar vice president and the president of Solar Turbines Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., as group president with responsibility for Construction Industries, replacing Ed Rapp, who will now take over responsibility for Resource Industries.

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Guinn Named President of Deere Construction Division

Guinn-150Deere & Co. announced changes to its senior leadership team that will take place after the retirement of James A. Israel, president of John Deere Financial – the company's global financial services division headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Hitachi America Names New President and CEO

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Hitachi America Ltd.
 announced the appointment of Masaya Watanabe as president and CEO. Watanabe succeeds Kenji Nakamura, who has been appointed advisor to CMO, Corporate Sales and Marketing Group of Hitachi Ltd. The appointments will be effective Oct. 1, 2014.

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Lafarge Appoints Roux

Bruno RouxBruno Roux was appointed president and chief executive officer for the Eastern Canada business unit of Lafarge Canada Inc. In his new role, Roux will serve as Lafarge's senior leader for all market areas and product lines in Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic provinces. Roux will also join the Board of Directors of Lafarge Canada Inc.

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McLanahan Appoints Slonaker VP of Manufacturing

Mark SlonakerAs part of the company’s expansion and growth, McLanahan Corp. has appointed Mark Slonaker as its first vice president of manufacturing.

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