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Bridgestone Names New President of Commercial Truck Group

Bridgestone Americas announced Steve Hoeft will assume the role of president of its commercial truck group, effective immediately. The group includes the company’s truck and bus radial (TBR) business. Bridgestone said Hoeft has previously served as chief operating officer (COO) for the commercial truck group. In his new role, he will be responsible for setting

Kumho Tire Promotes Denlein to President of Sales and Marketing

Kumho Tire has promoted Shawn Denlein to the president of sales and marketing for the United States, effective Oct. 31. Kumho said Denlein has over 27 years of industry experience stemming from 1995, when he started with Yokohama Tire then transitioned to Hankook Tire and then Monro. At each company, he held various leadership and

CMA Promotes Valentino Faraone to Regional VP of Sales

CMA Double Coin has promoted Valentino Faraone III to vice president of sales. The company says Faraone is responsible for sales and management objectives in the East and Midwest. “As a consistent producer and key employee, Valentino has led our company by achieving remarkable sales in his region,” says Aaron Murphy, senior vice president of

Auto Care Association Adds Foshee as Sr. VP, Govt. Affairs, General Counsel

The Auto Care Association has added Lisa Foshee to its government affairs team. Foshee will be the senior vice president of government affairs and general counsel. In her role, Foshee hopes to provide leadership and direction for the association’s federal and state legislative and regulatory efforts.  These efforts include educating legislators on issues of importance

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Autel Energy Appoints John Thomas as Chief Operating Officer

Autel Energy appointed John Thomas to lead its newly created North American business unit as chief operating officer. Autel says Thomas will oversee sales, marketing, manufacturing and strategy at Autel and report to Chloe Hung, CEO of Autel U.S.A. According to Autel, Thomas brings over 30 years of automotive, government relations and transportation expertise, including

BendPak Announces Senior Leadership Succession Plan

BendPak announced changes to its executive team effective August 3. President Don Henthorn, who has led the company since establishing it in 1965, will take on a more limited role in its daily operations as chairman emeritus. Jeff Kritzer will be promoted from executive vice president to succeed Henthorn as president and CEO. At the

David Geraghty Appointed President of Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America

Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America, Inc. has announced a change in leadership. Dhaval Nanavati, president of YOHTA,  has made the decision to leave the company after 11 years with Yokohama/Alliance Tire Group. David Geraghty, who is currently global head of OE and Yokohama’s assembly business, has been appointed to serve as president of YOHTA effective July 25.

Goodyear Adds New Face to Manufacturers Association Board

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that Steve McClellan of Goodyear Tire has been named to the NAM board of directors. Goodyear says McClellan will join the NAM board to bolster the association’s leadership in policy advocacy, workforce solutions, legal action, operational excellence and news and insights. According to Goodyear, board members play a