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USTMA Adds New VP of Public Affairs

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) has appointed Kimberly Kleine to be its new vice president of public affairs.

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Goodyear Names Helsel as new VP, CTO

Goodyear Tire has announced that Christopher Helsel has been named vice president and chief technology officer, effective Sept. 1, 2017. Helsel, 52, currently serves as director, North America commercial and global off-highway technology.

AMRA Names Jeff Cox Vice President

The Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association (AMRA) has announced Jeff Cox as its new vice president.

In this position, Cox will be developing and driving the overall strategy, which includes new member recruitment and current member engagement and marketing.

LWG Adds VP of East Coast Operations

The Leeds West Group (LWG) – an automotive franchise management company that operates under the Midas, Big O and Speedy brands – has appointed Tim Moran to the new position of regional vice president of east coast operations.

Stotsenburg Promoted to Vice President of Kenda’s Automotive Business

Effective Jan. 1, Brandon Stotsenburg will succeed Bob Phoenix as vice president of American Kenda Rubber’s North American Automotive business. “We are excited to have Brandon’s skills to partner with our independent dealers and distributors as Kenda accelerates its PCR and LTR growth with our unique value proposition offering Tier 2 performance at a Tier

Hagan Joins Nexen as Sales Head

Industry veteran John Hagan has joined Nexen Tire America as the company’s executive vice president of sales. Hagan will be responsible for replacement market growth and will lead Nexen’s internal and external sales teams. “I’m excited to join Nexen in this new role,” said Hagan. “We have a great team with lots of potential to

Bridgestone Hires New VP of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Luis Solana has joined Bridgestone Americas as the company’s new vice president of logistics and supply chain management. “Luis is a great addition to the Bridgestone team, and his strategic leadership will take our supply chain organization to the next level,” said TJ Higgins, president of the integrated consumer tire group at Bridgestone. Prior to

Nexen Hires New VP of Sales

Industry veteran John Thomas has joined Nexen Tire America Inc. as its new vice president of sales for the U.S. market. In his new position, Thomas will lead a growing sales force that includes outside sales reps, a sales management team and an inside customer service team. Thomas has more than 32-years industry experience. Prior to

Murphy Joins TBC Corp.

Industry veteran Aaron C. Murphy has joined TBC Corp. as its vice president of commercial truck tire sales. In his new role Murphy will be responsible for the continued development of truck tire sales in the wholesale, retail, OE and national account channels, TBC said. Murphy has more than 20 years of experience in the

Bridgestone Names New VP

James “Jim” DeMouy has been named vice president of Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) for Bridgestone Americas. In his new role, DeMouy will provide EHSS strategic and operational leadership as well as lead and direct all EHSS-related activities for the Americas region, including manufacturing and retail locations overseas, the tiremaker said. He will also

ChemChina Chairman Now Heads Pirelli Board

Following its acquisition by China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina), Pirelli & C. SpA has announced a new board of directors.  Heading up the new board is Ren Jianxin, chairman of ChemChina. Marco Tonchetti Provera, previous board chairman, will serve as executive vice-president of the board and CEO of Pirelli. “I am delighted to welcome Ren Jianxin as Chairman of Pirelli. The

Kukui Promotes New VP, Expands Marketing

Kukui Corp. has promoted Caitlyn Williams to serve as the company’s vice president of client services. In addition, Kukui has also added Kiley Fasano as its director of marketing and production and Omar Avalos as graphic design and marketing coordinator. In her new role, Williams will manage client satisfaction and retention and oversees all client-facing