BIG O TIRES INC.—Greg Roquet, to vice president of business development—was re-gional vice president for northern California.
Alan Wilson, to vice president of the southwest and western re-gions—was vice president of the southwest region.
BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE INC.—Humberto Gomez, to president of Bridgestone/Firestone Venezolana—was vice president of sales and total quality at Bridge-stone/Firestone de Mexico.
Jorge Gonzalez, to president of Bridgestone/Firestone de Mexico and corporate vice president of BFS—was president of Bridgestone/Firestone Venezolana. He replaces Walter J. Weller, who is leaving to return to the U.S.
COOPER TIRE & RUBBER CO.—Michael Linhart, to director of Mastercraft and associate brand sales—was Mastercraft brand sales manager.
FALKEN TIRE CORP.—Rich-ard Smallwood, to vice president of sales and marketing—was director of sales and marketing.
GOODYEAR—Steve Buckus, to director of global infrastructure—was director of distributed systems for FedEx Services.
JOHN BEAN CO.—James Graninger, to vice president of sales and marketing—was managing director of John Bean International Equipment Group.
MICHELIN NORTH AMERICA INC.—Nancy Banks, to director of public relations—was head of Group Michelin corporate public relations in France.
NOKIAN TYRES INC.—LaDonna Bowers, to manager of customer service/distribution—was a customer service representative.
O.K. TIRE STORES INC.—Ken MacLeod, to senior vice president—was vice president of sales and marketing for a division of Bombardier Inc., a snowmobile and watercraft maker.
SERVICE TECHNICIANS SOCIETY—Robert Pattengale, to 2001 president of the Service Technicians Society Board of Governors—will continue as sales manager for Ease Diagnostics.
Gregory Murphy, to president-elect of the STS Board of Governors—continues as national service development manager for the Eaton Truck Components Operations Group.
SMITHERS SCIENTIFIC SERVICES INC.—Raymond Farmer, to vice president of Smithers Automotive Testing Division—will continue as managing director of all Smithers' tire and automotive testing activities.
David Schwarz, to vice president of Component and Materials Testing Division—will continue as general manager of Akron laboratories.
TREADWAYS CORP.—Barry Blocher, to vice president of sales and marketing for Laramie Tire—was regional vice president of Merchant's Inc.
Walt Buettner, to eastern regional sales manager for Eldorado Tire—was mid-Atlantic states territory sales manager for Continental Tire North America.
James Lyke, to sales operations manager—was marketing manager.
Skip Viola, to vice president of sales operations—was vice president of sales and marketing for the Laramie Tire division.