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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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Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?

I wholeheartedly support their action – something needs to be done.
46%
(36 votes)
I think it’s a bad idea that could inevitably tie the hands of domestic tire makers.
13%
(10 votes)
I oppose any duties against tire importers—they only raise costs for distributors and make it harder to obtain inventory.
24%
(19 votes)
I’m kind of on the fence and not sure what’s right, but need more information before deciding.
14%
(11 votes)
I don’t really care whether or not relief is granted.
3%
(2 votes)
Total votes: 78