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Wittke Inc. and Leach Co. (People).

Leach Co., an Oshkosh, Wis.-based maker of rear loader refuse bodies, has promoted Bruce Yakley to vice president and general manager. Leach is part of Federal Signal Corp., Oak Brook, Ill., operating under Federal Signal's Environmental Products Group (EPG).

Yakley is responsible for leading Leach's technical Bruce Yakley and production resources, driving continuous improvement, and controlling product cost while ensuring optimum quality. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and 30 years of experience in engineering and operations management.

Also at Federal Signal, John Foord has been named VP/general manager of Wittke, Inc., a refuse collection body maker based in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Wittke is also part of Federal Signal's Environmental Products Group.

Foord's new responsibilities include overseeing the smooth integration of Wittke products and services into the EPG product line. He also leads the continued implementation of lean manufacturing initiatives at Wittke.
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Date:Mar 1, 2003
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