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NTN Promotes VP of Sales

NTN Bearing Corp. of America has announced the promotion of Kevin Judge to vice president of sales and marketing.

Alliance Names Sheehey VP of Marketing

Alliance Tire Americas Inc. (ATA) has named Brian Sheehey as its vice president of marketing.

An experienced sales professional and former division head in the commercial tire industry, Sheehey brings extensive marketing experience from global tire manufacturers to his new post.

Nitto Welcomes New VP of Sales

Nitto Tire U.S.A. has hired Jeff Bootz to head up its sales team as vice president of sales, effective May 1.

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Richardson Named Tirecraft Canada Head

Todd Richardson, senior director of sales and marketing for Tirecraft Ontario, has been named the new president of Tirecraft Canada, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Richardson will replace current president Corey Miller, of Tirecraft Atlantic Canada, who has served as the company’s president for the last five years. Under Miller’s leadership, Tirecraft grew from 300 to

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

SRI Hires Senior Sales, Marketing VP to Reestablish Falken Brand

Sumitomo Rubber North America has appointed Darren Thomas to senior vice president of sales and marketing to help Falken lead as a tier 2 brand. Thomas will report directly to Richard Smallwood, Falken Tire president and CEO. In his new role, Thomas will be responsible for the passenger, light truck, and medium truck tire sales

Former Goodyear Exec. Named Apollo North America VP

Apollo Tyres has appointed former Goodyear OE sales director Steven Smidlein as senior vice president for North America, Tyres & Accessories reports. “With North America almost being an uncharted territory for us, Steven’s 30+ years of sales management and retail experience, especially in the automotive sector, will help establish both Apollo and Vredestein brands in

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

Tire Discounters Hires New Senior VP of Finance, Treasurer

Kevin Burke has joined Tire Discounters as the dealership’s new senior vice president of finance and treasurer. Tire Discounters’ accounting and finance departments are growing in order to keep up with the company’s expansion, the dealership said. The dealership has been aggressively expanding its footprint over the past few years. Burke will oversee the dealership’s

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Bridgestone Has New Brand Marketing Veep

Bridgestone Americas has promoted Amber Holm to vice president of brand marketing in the U.S. and Canada, and consumer replacement tire for Bridgestone Americas. Holm is replacing Erik Seidel, who was promoted to vice president of sales for Bridgestone Americas earlier in 2015. In her new role, Holm will be responsible for leading the company’s