Ashton to Serve as Hi-Rise CEO Swift to Retire from Foster Wheeler

Richard J. Swift, chairman, president and CEO of Foster Wheeler Corp., Clinton, N.J., has announced he will retire by the end of 2001.

Chris Voell, a former Solid Waste Association of North America staff member, has joined SCS Engineers, Reston, Va., as a senior project professional.

Lockwood, Kessler & Bartlett Inc., Syossett, N.Y., has named Matthew G. Lang marketing manager.

Curtis Davies has joined CB Richard Ellis, Los Angeles, as first vice president and regional director of the company's San Francisco office.

Ferrous Processing & Trading LLC, Detroit, has named Andrew M. Luntz president of the company's Cleveland facility.

Marc Gustafson has resigned as president of Volvo Trucks North America, Greensboro, N.C.

Stellar Industries Inc., Garner, Iowa, has appointed Gerard Carpentier as Canadian sales representative for the company's Stellarc power system, and has appointed Gary Hanson as material handling cranes product manager.

Precision Husky Corp., Leeds, Ala., has named Virgil Fullbright regional sales manager for the Western United States.

Waste Holdings Inc., Raleigh, N.C., has hired William Hanley as vice president and corporate general sales manager.

Planet Earth Recycling Inc., Blaine, Wash., has appointed James Dellomo as chief financial officer.

PC Scale, Oxford, Pa., has hired Michelle Miller as manager of field operations.

Vincennes University of Indiana has given an honorary doctorate degree to Gary D. Mitchell, vice president of manufacturing and strategic initiatives for International Truck and Engine Corp., Indianapolis.

Safety Vision, Houston, has appointed Neil Maxwell national sales manager for the company's newly acquired Prima Facie Inc.

American Baler co., Bellevue, Ohio, has promoted Roger Williams to West Coast regional sales manager.

Diane Nagy has joined CTI Associates Inc., Brighton, Mich., as the Brighton office sales manager.

SCS Engineers, Reston, Va., has promoted Greg Helland to vice president, hired Elaine Dilley and Mark Varljen to its environmental services group, and hired John Wright as director of federal programs.

The Waste Equipment Technology Association (WASTEC), Washington, D.C., has given its Sales and Marketing Employee of the Year award to Shawnna Romans, marketing coordinator for Marathon Equipment, Vernon, Ala.

Komatsu America International Co., Vernon Hills, Ill., has named Kenichi Nakamura president and chief operating officer of Komatsu America International Co.

Jim Ashton has agreed to serve as interim CEO of Hi-Rise Recycling Systems Inc., Miami, while the company restructures its finances.

Before joining Hi-Rise, Ashton served as chairman of Poco Graphite Inc., Decatur, Texas, a specialty graphite company. At the same time, he was president of Ashton & Associates, a management consulting business.

Ashton received his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; his Doctorate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.; and his Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School, Boston.