Detroit Diesel Reman names Utah plant manager

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Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing has named Dave Atherton vice president and general manager of the company’s “West” remanufacturing plant in Tooele, Utah, responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations.

“With Dave’s engineering and manufacturing background, he’s a great choice to lead one of our five remanufacturing facilities,” said Jim Morrow, the company’s president. The other plants are in Kansas, Michigan, Ohio and Mexico.

Before this appointment, Atherton was product engineering manager for Detroit Diesel Corp., a job that included responsibility for external engine components and exhaust gas recirculation components for Series 60 on-highway truck engines. Atherton began his career in 1981 as a machinist and millwright at Algoma Steel in Canada.

The Tooele plant focuses on diesel engines, especially the Series 60, and is expanding into the remaking of transmissions and axles.