Barry Eckel

Barry Eckel has joined Thetford Corp. as vice president of sales and marketing, the company reported in a press release.

Eckel comes to Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Thetford from Meritor Inc., a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. A veteran of 24 years and several Meritor divisions, he most recently served as senior director, OEM sales.

“We’re excited to have Barry join our team,” said Kevin Phillips, president, North America. “He has a breadth of experience, a collaborative style and history of working closely with customers. He is a product guy who is very customer focused.”

Born in Montreal, Eckel was raised in Toronto and earned a business degree from the University of Toronto. He currently resides in the metro-Detroit area.