ARNCO-Barry J. Craft, to national accounts manager and mining marketing manager-was sales representative.
BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE-Jorge Gonzalez, to executive vice president of Bridgestone/Firestone Americas Holding Inc., and president of Bridgestone/Firestone Latin American Tire Operations-was president of Bridgestone/Firestone de Mexico.
Eduardo Minardi, to president of Bridgestone/Firestone de Mexico, S.A.deC.V.-was president of Bridgestone/Firestone de la Argen-tina S.A.I.C. (BFAR). He will be succeeded by Ariel Depascuali, who had been production director at BFAR.
BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE NORTH AMERICAN TIRE-Masao Wada, to executive vice president, manufacturing, effective Feb. 1, replacing Nobuo ``Tim'' Kawakami, who has elected to retire-was plant manager of company's Aiken County, S.C., plant.
Mike Rose, to manager of BFS's Aiken County plant-was operations manager.
CAREFREE TIRE L.L.C.-Norman Smyth, to marketing manager-was sales and marketing representative for New Times Inc.
COOPER TIRE & RUBBER CO.-Doug Corbin, to product manager for tubes, bladders and envelopes, commercial products division-was senior customer service coordinator.
FALKEN TIRE CORP.-Leslie Heine, to manager, advertising and corporate communications-was advertising and corporate communications coordinator for Falken.
Darren Thomas, to director of marketing-was manager of international sales.
GOODYEAR-Peter W. Christoffersen, to general manager, commercial tire systems-was market development manager with Paccar Parts.
Willem Luuk Nijdam, to general manager for Goodyear Aviation Tires for Europe, the Middle East and Africa-was vice president of operations for MSI Cellular Investments Holdings BV in Africa.
Kevin Kramer, to vice president, original equipment sales for Goodyear's North American Tire unit, replacing Bryan Kinnamon who retired-was director of marketing, consumer tires.
Andreas Niegsch, to general manager, Goodyear Dunlop UK, replacing Marco Molinari, who left the company to pursue other interests-was director of marketing and sales for Goodyear's Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
GOODYEAR DUNLOP TIRES NORTH AMERICA LTD.-Diane M. Zwirecki, to communications manager-was public relations and communications manager at Kaleida Health.
HERCULES TIRE & RUBBER CO.-Kevin Breen, to director of sales and marketing for the firm's Tire Division, responsible for the unit's sales and marketing efforts-was marketing director.
Deborah Wise, to the new position of marketing coordinator-was a sales representative for Magnum Logistics, a freight and supply chain management company based in Fargo, N.D.
MIDAS INC.-Alan Feldman, to president and chief executive officer-was president and chief operating officer of McDonald's Americas in 2001.
He succeeds Gary B. Vonk, who had been serving as president and acting CEO following the resignation of former chairman and CEO Wendel H. Province. Mr. Vonk is leaving the company.
O.K. TIRE STORES INC.-Chris Carver, to national manager, hard parts and equipment sales-was regional coordinator for banners and major accounts for NAPA Canada.
SMARTIRE SYSTEMS INC.-Jeff Finkelstein, to chief financial officer-was controller and acting chief financial officer.
Nigel Hammond, to interim general manager of SmarTire's U.K. subsidiary-was U.K. business development manager.
SNAP-ON INC.-Martin M. Ellen, to senior vice president, chief financial officer-was vice president and chief financial officer for Cabot Microelectronics Corp.
TECH INTERNATIONAL-Robert Craig Overs, to chief operating officer-was chief financial officer.
Les C. Mawson, to general operations manager for the company's North American Operations-was senior vice president of Raytheon Appliance's Kitchen Range Business Unit.
Kim Hansen, to chief financial officer-was controller.
VMI AMERICAS INC.-Alex Ofner, to manager of manufacturing and product supply-was production manager at Lord Corp.