Yokohama’s Rick Phillips Joins Triangle - Tire Review Magazine

Yokohama’s Rick Phillips Joins Triangle

Tire industry veteran Rick Phillips is joining Triangle Tire USA as vice president of sales after 18 years with Yokohama Tire Corp.

Tire industry veteran Rick Phillips is joining Triangle Tire USA as vice president of sales after 18 years with Yokohama Tire Corp.

“We are very pleased to welcome Rick to the Triangle Tire team,” said Manny Cicero, CEO of Triangle Tire USA. “He’s a proven sales leader who has earned widespread respect in the industry. When we announced Triangle Tire USA last year, we said a primary goal was to establish long-term relationships with key distributors and dealers.  Rick will play a central role in making that happen.”

Phillips, the former vice president of sales at Yokohama, joined the tiremaker in 1999 and moved up from district sales manager to manager of commercial sales. In 2011, he was promoted to director of commercial sales, and later senior director of commercial and OTR sales in 2013, before coming vice president of sales in 2015.

Prior to joining Yokohama, Phillips worked at Joe Esco Tire Corp., where he held several positions, including corporate sales manager.

“We sincerely wish Rick well with his new endeavor and thank him for his contributions,” said Jeff Barna, Yokohama Tire Corp. chief operating officer. “Yokohama’s leadership team is committed to maintaining the strong momentum that we are experiencing and will be moving quickly to fill this important position.”

Triangle Tire USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of China’s Triangle Tyre Co., is based in Franklin, Tenn.

You May Also Like

ADD Group to Present Various Product Lines at AM Shanghai 2023

The company is highlighting new complete strut assemblies and air shocks for EV applications.


ADD Group is exhibiting various product lines at Hall 3 Booth 3N35 at Automechanika Shanghai 2023, Nov. 29 to Dec. 2. The group says it is exhibiting its full line of shocks, struts, and complete strut assemblies, along with air shocks, strut mounts, motor mounts and engine sealing parts for passenger cars, SUVs, pickups, light trucks, commercial and heavy-duty vehicles.

Sentury Tire Voluntarily Recalls Batch of Passenger Tires

The recall includes certain Arroyo, Landgolden, Landsail, Lexani, Lionhart, Mavis, Mohave, National, Radar and Vercelli lines.

VIP Tires & Service Executive Chairman’s Five Steps to Keeping Customers for Life

John Quirk says customers do not simply support VIP due to getting great service; it’s because his people build relationships.

Tirebuyer Rebrands as Treadsy, Shifts Business Focus

The company said its first ‘powered by Treadsy’ partnership is with Rent-A-Center.

Treads Partners with Anyline for Enhanced Car Management

Anyline and Treads partnered to include data and analytics via the Treads app, starting with Anyline’s Tread Depth Scanner.

Other Posts

Yokohama-Equipped Lamborghini Wins Super GT Series Finale

A Lamborghini fitted with Yokohama tires won the GT300 class in the 2023 Super GT finale, the fourth victory with Advan tires this year.

Yokohama Off-Highway Tires Launches Pair of New Radial Wheel Loader Tires

Yokohama released two new, extra-deep tread radial tires designed for loaders and dozers in construction, mining and quarry applications.

Bridgestone Honored as Top Company for Women in Transportation

Bridgestone received an award from Women in Trucking for promoting benefits and advancement for female employees.

Falken Tires Earns RTS Top Market Share Increase Award

The award acknowledges Falken’s commitment to innovation and quality in the passenger car/light truck segment.