Who’s on the move this week [August 7, 2012]

by MM&D staff

Bret Bruin is the new national dealer development manager at Toyota Material Handling USA. He will be responsible for the company’s dealer network development, market representation, and dealer financial reporting. All 70 authorized Toyota industrial equipment dealers and 220 dealerships in North America will be under his jurisdiction. He joined Irvine, California-based Toyota after working at Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc.

Saphran Solutions, a Detroit, Michigan-based software provider of management planning, demand forecasting and costing solutions, has a new vice-president of operations. Susan Lines was appointed to the position and will be responsible for analyst relations, alliances, marketing communications, delivery and operational support. She was at Deutsche Telekom’s T-Systems before joining Saphran.

Alethea Previte has joined Uxbridge, Massachusetts-based Lenze Americas as the director of human resources. She will be is responsible for all human resource activities, including employee development, recruiting, employee relations, compensation and benefits and organizational performance. Lenze produces electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology for material handling, logistics, robotics and packaging applications.