FAIRLAWN, Ohio (Aug. 27, 2014) — Tire industry veteran Minoo D. Mehta has joined agricultural tire specialist Balkrishna Industries Ltd.’s (BKT) ag tires sales team.
Mr. Mehta becomes vice president of agricultural tire sales for BKT – U.S., and will be based in BKT’s office in Fairlawn. He has more than 40 years of international experience in business, mostly in the U.S. and Canada, according to BKT.
For the past seven years he has been with Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. in Findlay, Ohio. BKT said that under his leadership, Hercules “expanded its international business in various product categories.” Subsequently, as director of commercial tires marketing at Hercules, “he headed strategic product groups resulting into extensive business growth,” according to BKT.
The company said Mr. Mehta “brings an enormous wealth of management experience as well as tire industry expertise. He has proven his acumen in strategic sales and marketing management including competitive intelligence. He is a versatile trainer and an expert in marketing activities.
“During his career, Mr. Mehta has earned immense respect from global industry as a true professional and an amenable business associate.”
In his new assignment, Mr. Mehta will be responsible for agri tire sales in the replacement market in the western U.S., as well as for OE sales in the U.S. He will report to Carl Casalbore, head of BKT’s agri business unit, and to Rajiv Poddar, managing director.
When is the last time you attended one of the national tire industry trade shows, such as SEMA, ITEC or the North American Tire & Retread Expo?
|I try and take in at least one show a year.||
|I usually attend one every few years.||
|There are so many tire maker and distributor meetings each year, I don’t see a need to attend one of the national shows.||
|I don’t find value in these shows and haven’t been to one in years.||
|I’d like to but I am too busy||