A former Mack Trucks Inc. manager is returning to the company to head its Hagerstown powertrain plant starting Jan. 1, company spokesman John Mies announced Wednesday.
Roger W. Johnston, 45, will replace Olivier J. Vidal as general manager, according to Mies.
Johnston will be responsible for all aspects of manufacturing in Hagerstown, including production, quality, material, human resources and facilities, he said.
The Pennslyvania Avenue plant produces heavy-duty engines and transmissions for Mack's on- and off-road trucks.
Vidal, 39, is leaving Mack to oversee quality and service for a new bus and coach company being formed by Mack's parent company, Renault V.I., and Iveco, Mies said.
He has been general manager of the Hagerstown Mack plant since Nov. 1, 1997, when he succeeded longtime general manager Ross Rhoads after 16 months as his assistant.