STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Sept. 10)—Trelleborg A.B. named George Caplea, president of its automotive division, an executive vice president in the corporation. Last year, Caplea spearheaded the acquisitions of BTR P.L.C.'s anti-vibration systems business and Laird Group P.L.C's non-sealing automotive component operations. The automotive group contributes 60 percent to Trelleborg's consolidated, global sales of nearly $1.7 billion, the company said in the announcement.