Autocar completes management restructuring

Autocar Trucks announced Oct. 14 it has completed reorganization of its top management team. The team consists of: Paul Blanchard, vice president of manufacturing; Bill Dolesh, vice president of engineering; Tom Vatter, vice president of sales; Mike Popovich, vice president of marketing and business development; and Victor Birchmeirer, vice president of finance. Blanchard takes the manufacturing post from Autocar sister company GVW Parts, where he was director of materials. Bill Dolesh advanced to his position after working as chief engineer for Autocar since February 2002. Tom Vatter was hired into the sales post from Oshkosk Truck Corporation subsidiary, Pierce Manufacturing, where he was vice president of sales and marketing for the company’s fire and rescue equipment group. Mike Popovich has worked for Autocar since 2001 as vice president of sales and marketing and replaces his sales function with business development responsibilities. Birchmeier came to Autocar from the Fluid Power Division of SPX.