TGI expands sales team

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MIAMI (Jan. 17, 2014) — Tire Group International L.L.C. is expanding its international and domestic sales teams with three new hires.

TGI hired Nelson Garces as manager, off-highway division, to lead TGI’s OTR sales initiatives throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Mr. Nelson has more than 10 years of OTR experience, TGI said, having been an integral part of positioning the Michelin brand throughout the region while employed by Michelin Panama Corp. 

Luis Betancur joins TGI as a territory manager and will lead sales efforts for Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay. Mr. Luis brings more than 19 years of tire-industry experience to his new job.

On the domestic side, TGI hired Perry May as manager for its off-highway division. Mr. May will spearhead TGI’s Astro Solid line launch for the North America market. He brings more than 37 years of tire-industry experience having worked as vice president of sales for various manufacturers throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

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