Chris Curfman, vice president of Cat’s Mining Sales & Support Division, will retire at the end of the year. He joined Cat in 1994 and was appointed vice president of the Global Mining Division in 2004. His division will be integrated into the existing Global Mining machine business divisions. The surface mining sales and support teams will join the Hauling & Extraction Division (See Suppliers News, p. 40), which will be renamed the Surface Mining & Technology Division, led by Cat Vice President Tom Bluth. The underground mining sales and support teams will join the Material Handling and Underground Division, led by Cat Vice President Denise Johnson.

Check-6 International appointed Laura Owen as the CEO. She joined the board of directors for Check-6 in December 2014. Previously, she was the founder and CEO of PontSalus.

ALLU Group announced Edgar J. Chavez will take over as their executive vice president and general manager. For the last five years, Chavez has served as director, sales, marketing and product support for PACCAR Inc.’s winch division.

Superior Industries named Mike Schultz its product manager for the company’s new crushing equipment product solutions. Most recently, Schultz was employed at Terex Mineral Processing Systems as a market area director.

BKT USA named Mike Connor as head of OE sales. He held positions as general manager of Mefro Wheels USA and president/COO of Redco Wheel.