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Caterpillar’s truck engine group announced that Karl Vandermyde, formerly manager of sales and product support-East, has been appointed manager of original equipment manufacturer sales. Michael D. Dutton, currently district manager for Europe, Africa and Middle East, has assumed Vandermyde’s former job.

In his new role, Vandermyde will lead Cat’s OEM sales and product support team working with the Freightliner companies, International Truck, Ford and several specialty vehicle manufacturers. Dutton will be responsible for on-highway sales activities and all commercial product support efforts in the Hartford, Conn., Columbus, Ohio, Jacksonville, Fla. and Charlotte, N.C. district offices in the Power Systems North America sales organization.