Ralph Burchfield, to export sales manager of Firestone Agricultural Tire Co., responsible for developing and managing a sales and marketing group focused on international markets-was sales and marketing director for Firestone New Zealand. Geoffrey Gallagher, to director of finance for Firestone Agricultural Tire Co.-was manager, financial planning at BFS in Nashville, Tenn.
John Hull, to national manager of GCR Truck Tire Centers, a division of BFS, replacing Ernest Waagner, who retired Jan. 1-was assistant national manager for GCR. Mr. Waagner remains with the company as a consultant.
DENMAN TIRE CORP.-Danny Willett, to manufacturing manager, responsible for tire manufacturing, planning and control-was with Pirelli Armstrong Tire Corp.
FALKEN TIRE CORP.-Mike Brown, to district sales manager, responsible for territory in northern Nevada and California north of Bakersfield-was assistant sales manager, West region, at Pirelli Armstrong Tire Corp.
Robert Delvo, to district sales manager, responsible for territory in Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, Kansas and western Missouri-was new account manager for Sumitomo Tire (U.S.).
James ``Snuffy'' Smith, to district sales manager, responsible for territory in Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri and Illinois-was account manager with Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. He also will serve as account executive for the Western Auto, Tire America and NTW accounts.
Bill Volpe, to district sales manager, responsible for the New England and Virginia area-was territory manager and account executive with BFS.
GABRIEL RIDE CONTROL PRODUCTS INC.-William Lehman, to vice president of sales and marketing, responsible for aftermarket retail and wholesale accounts-was vice president of sales-major contracts.
Michael Leslie, to vice president and general manager of the aftermarket division, responsible for operations in the U.S., Canada and Europe-was vice president of fluid and structural systems at Arvin North American Automotive.
GENERAL TIRE-M. Kirk Kaelber, to director, private brands, responsible for all private brand sales-was national manager in the private brands department.
Edward G. Kalail, to director, communication services, a newly created company department with functions in both communications and advertising-was director, corporate communications.
F. Wayne Mitchell, to director of OTR and farm/export sales-was director of OTR and farm sales.
Sher R. Taton, to director, advertising and marketing programs-was manager of marketing programs.
James C. Yarian, to manager off-the-road original equipment manufacturing sales, responsible for all OTR OE sales accounts-was national manager of warehouse operations.
Andrew Zeisser, to director of automotive engineering at the company's original equipment sales office in Farmington Hills, Mich.-was senior engineering account manager.
KELLY-SPRINGFIELD TIRE CO.-Dane E. Taylor, to secretary, responsible for law department duties-was assistant secretary/attorney.
Vincent G. Yantorno, to financial analyst in the comptroller's division-was accountant senior in the budgets and forecasts department.
PARNELLI JONES INC.-Ed Chrisman, to vice president of marketing-was vice president of sales for Dob's Tire and Auto Centers before the Parnelli Jones-Dob's merger in October.
Richard S. O'Neil, to vice president of the wholesale division-was regional vice president of Safelite Glass Corp.
Ricci J. Ruffinelli, to vice president and chief financial officer-was vice president of finance for Dob's Tire and Auto Centers, prior to the Dob's-Parnelli Jones merger last October. He also will serve as corporate treasurer and secretary.
TARAY INTERNATIONAL CORP.-Bill Conley, to director of sales and marketing, responsible for U.S. programs and international sales development-was marketing manager, special products division for Pirelli Armstrong Tire Corp.
TIRECRAFT AUTO CENTERS LTD.-Mel Hennig, to manager of associate stores-Saskatchewan Region, responsible for existing locations and for developing new associate stores in the Canadian province. Mr. Hennig currently is serving as president of the Western Canadian Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association.
UNIVERSAL TIRE INC.- Brooks Harris, to vice president wholesale, responsible for the company's wholesale operations-was manager of the company's Nashville wholesale operation.