Toronto, ON — Rick Thomas will be promoted to president of NTN Bearing Corporation of Canada, Mississauga, Ont., effective July 3, 2001.
A 29-year veteran at NTN, Thomas was most recently executive vice-president, sales and marketing. In his new position, he will oversee the strategic development and direction of the unit.
Thomas replaces Shinichi Ikuta, who has been reassigned to NTN’s corporate headquarters in Osaka, Japan.
NTN recently entered into a strategic alliance with bearing manufacturer FAG of Schweinfurt, Germany (see Machinery & Equipment MRO, April 2001, p. 8, for details).