Terry Crump has retired as the director of sales at Samson, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of rope based in Ferndale. Crump had worked at Samson for 18 years. Vince Trotta has been named the new sales director. He started at Samson in June, and has 19 years of experience at General Electric in the locomotive, mining and aircraft engine businesses. His most recent job was working for Boart Longyear, a mining and drilling equipment company, where he was the director of North American Sales.