Mack Trucks Promotes Basanez

Mack Trucks Inc., Lehigh Valley, Pa., has named Eduardo Basanez regional vice president for Mexico, to head the company's new subsidiary in Mexico, Mack Vehiculos Industriales de Mexico S.A. de C.V.

James E. Coles, president of Western Peterbilt, Seattle, has been named 2000 Truck Dealer of the Year at the 37th annual convention of the American Truck Dealers (ATD), McLean, Va.

John E. Epperly has been promoted to vice president of Southeast operations for the Louis Berger Group Inc., Richmond, Va.

ENSR International Inc., Syracuse, N.Y., has hired Linda Hickok as senior program manager for the national power market, Scott Saroff as senior program manager of national environmental investigation and remediation, Cynthia Sicherman as senior financial analyst and administrative manager, Scott Brown as industrial hygiene technician and Jeff Williams as program manager for power services.

Chris Thompson has been appointed president and CEO of Harris Group Inc., Seattle.

Harry Simpson has been named president and CEO of, New York.

NTH Consultants Ltd., Farmington Hills, Mich., has hired Nathan Ford as director of corporate business development.

Benjamin Blemker, executive vice president of brokerage for the David J. Joseph Co., Cincinnati, has retired.

Svedala Industries, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, announces the retirement of Robert Stepanek, most recently assistant chief engineer.

Susan McKinney has joined R.W. Beck, Cincinnati, as an environmental analyst.

Red Valve Co. Inc., Carnegie, Pa., has hired Tivona Schlindwein as a marketing assistant.

Harris Press & Shear, Peachtree City, Ga., has appointed Scott Williams vice president of sales and marketing.

John D. "Jack" Loizeaux of Controlled Demolition Inc., Phoenix, Md., has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Demolition Contractors, Doylestown, Pa.

American Ref-Fuel Co., Houston, has named John O'Sullivan vice president of its engineering department.

Gershman, Brickner and Bratton Inc., Fairfax, Va., has hired Kristian Ferguson as a consultant and Margaret Eldridge as a project manager.

Excel Manufacturing, St. Charles, Minn., has promoted Jeffrey Van Galder to director of sales and marketing.

Gerald R. Hosner, former market development manager and national sales manager for Alcoa Wheel Products International, Cleveland, has died. He was 71.