ATLANTA - Tom DeVaux, vice president and general manager of Crown North America, a division of the Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products (CVP) Group, announced that Lee Calkins joined the company May 3. Calkins will oversee sales and marketing of OEM Specialty Vehicles for Crown North America as well as the CVP group.

He will have functional responsibility for Crown's police, public safety, and government/military sales.  Additionally, Calkins will serve as the group's sales manager for all Chrysler OEM programs.  Calkins will be based out of Troy, Mich.

Calkins joins the CVP team after a long and distinguished employment with Canfield Equipment Service, Inc. in Warren, Mich. Calkins spent the past 12 years in the automotive industry serving in sales and marketing roles for OEM, fleet, and distributor operations. Calkins has utilized his expertise in writing articles for Police Fleet Manager magazine and serving on the Chrysler Police Advisory Board.