General Filters Inc.(Novi, Mich.) promotedTim Barton(right) as vice president of sales and marketing. The company also hiredDean Scheurichas the new Eastern sales manager.

Johnson Controls(Milwaukee) was named one of the “40 Best Companies for Diversity” and among the top 15 for supplier diversity byBlack Enterprise Magazine.

M&M Manufacturing Co.(Ft. Worth, Texas) was recapitalized byTGF Management Corp.(Austin, Texas). The company’s existing ownership will remain active shareholders.

Bard Manufacturing Co.(Bryan, Ohio) promotedVaughan Smith(right) to the position of national sales manager, Engineered Products. His responsibilities will include promoting product benefits, developing projects, and expanding distribution channels.

Publication date:07/02/2007