Brianna Wright has joined Real Racine as social media manager. In this new position, she will promote Racine County events and attractions through social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. She will also share authentic Racine County experiences on the Real Racine website www.realracine.com. Wright is co-founder of What’s Up Racine, a social branding initiative with a goal of making the Racine area a destination for young professionals, students, creatives and entrepreneurs.
Joel Casterton has been promoted to the position of vice president, vehicular thermal solutions at Modine Manufacturing Co. Casterton will lead the continuing execution of the global vehicular thermal solutions business segment strategy. He joined Modine in 2005, and during his tenure with the company has held a variety of leadership roles including engineering manager — EPG, engineering director — EPG, North America sales director, engineering director — Asia, and most recently director — global program management and quality. Prior to Modine, Casterton was with Ford Motor Co. and Visteon Corp. for 10 years where he held positions in process development, program management, and product development.
Matt McBurney has assumed the newly created position of vice president, strategic planning and business development at Modine Manufacturing Co. McBurney will direct all aspects of Modine’s strategic planning process; support the creation of business unit and company objectives, strategies and plans; coordinate data collection and analysis; and lead key cross-enterprise initiatives. In addition, he will manage the business development process in support of Modine’s analysis of potential acquisitions. He joined Modine in 1992 as an application engineer in the aftermarket division. Following that, he has held numerous leadership positions at the company in engineering, program management, and operations in the automotive and building HVAC businesses including vice president, building HVAC. Most recently, he led the integration management office for the Luvata HTS acquisition.