BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE INC.—Junji Yamamoto, to president, manufacturing operations and a corporate vice president, succeeding Norio Wada, who has retired—was division vice president, manufacturing operations for Bridgestone/Firestone de Mexico S.A. GOODYEAR—S. Mark Pillow, to marketing director for farm tires—was marketing manager for corporate accounts.
HAYES LEMMERZ INTERNATIONAL INC.—Robert Herr, to president of the company's North American cast aluminum wheels business unit—was president and COO at CMI International.
J.D. POWER AND ASSOCIATES—Linda Schulz, to partner and director of commercial vehicle research, responsible for overseeing customer satisfaction research and consulting involving commercial vehicles, as well as passenger and commercial tires. Ms. Schulz initiated the firm's commerical and specialty vehicle practice in 1995.
MICKEY THOMPSON PERFORMANCE TIRES & WHEELS—Rick Craze, to regional marketing manager—was national accounts manager at Holley Performance Products.
PENNZOIL-QUAKER STATE CO.—Marc C. Graham, to president of Jiffy Lube International—was president and general manager of Paccar Automotive.
RUBBER MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION—Kim Pregartner-Weber, to director, government affairs—was manager of government affairs.
SOMERSET TIRE SERVICE INC.—Phil Burke, to general manager of STS New York Inc., a new position, responsible for the Bound Brook, N.J.-based dealership's operations in New York's Hudson River Valley and on Long Island—was the owner of a King Bear Auto Center franchise.
Gary Malanga, to director of employee development and recruitment, responsible for overseeing the company's career development center—was in training, recruitment and new-store support with Strauss Discount Auto.
TASCO INTERNATIONAL L.L.C.— Tim Nemec, to president. TASCO International is the managing partner of TASCO Distributing Ltd., based in Waco, Texas, which wholesales tires and batteries statewide. Mr. Nemec is one of four partners who purchased Texas Agricultural Service Co. (TASCO) from the Texas Farm Bureau in early 1998.
TBC CORP.—G. Michael Cox, to senior vice president, a new position—was executive vice presi- dent of Monro Muffler/Brake Inc. and previously served as director of affiliated dealer operations for Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.