Peterson to head Heil Environmental engineering group

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Raymond Peterson has joined refuse and recycling vehicle manufacturer Heil Environmental as director of engineering. He is responsible for all of Heil’s engineering efforts, including research and development, manufacturing and process improvement. Peterson’s goals include continuing to integrate input from customers in developing new refuse collection vehicles and updating existing models.

“We are excited about Raymond joining our team and adding to the excellent energy that already resides within the engineering group,” says Michael Jobe, president and chief executive officer of Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Heil. “We have great expectations for what this team will achieve for the entire Heil worldwide enterprise and our customers.”

Peterson joins the company from International Truck & Engine Corp., where he was chief engineer for the electronics and software group. In that position, he was responsible for 50 personnel in the United States and India charged with developing robust electronics and software for mobile applications. Previously, Peterson served in management roles in the engineering departments of Vermeer Manufacturing, Grote Industries and General Motors. He holds several patents for automobile anti-lock brake systems, security systems and a telematics controller.

Peterson — who will work in Heil’s Fort Payne, Ala., location — is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the American Trucking Associations and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.