Solideal Taps Trelleborg Exec as New CEO (Akron/Tire Review) Paul Gaines has been named CEO of Solideal Tire Inc. USA, the Charlotte, N.C.-based industrial and specialty tiremaker. Advertisement ByTire Review Staff on April 13, 2006 Gaines had been managing director of Trelleborg Wheel Systems.Advertisement Gaines succeeds Baldwin Hickey and Thom Harris, who have served as co-CEOs. They were assigned to other executive positions within the company, Solideal said. Advertisement In this article: Click to comment Johnny G & Friends: Tire Discounters’ Jamie Ward: Always Be a Student of the Business Garage Studio: Use The Correct Signage at Your Tire Shop News: Goodyear Increases Q2 Sales, Credits Cooper Tire Merger News: Big O Expansion in Utah Offering Selected Free Services Advertisement WEBINARS Watch a webinar for free on-demand! PODCASTS Listen to the latest episode on "What's Treading". SUBSCRIBE Get the latest news in Tire Review World Tire Report.