Steve Disney, president of Disney Tire Co. in Louisville, Ky., became president of the Tire Association of North America (TANA), replacing Nick Hodel, CEO of Northwest Tire Factory L.L.C. in Portland, Ore.
Manfred Wennemer, previously head of Continental A.G.'s ContiTech non-tire group, was named Conti chairman, replacing Stephan Kessel, who resigned.
John Fahl, president of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s tire unit, retired and was later replaced by D. Richard Stephens, former president of Cooper's International Tire Division.
John Serumgard, executive vice president of the Rubber Manufacturers Association and its Scrap Tire Management Council, left the organization.
Marvin Bozarth, executive director of the International Tire & Rubber Association, will retire at year-end. He eventually will be replaced by Ross Kogel Jr., who will preside over ITRA's merger with TANA, if accepted by a vote of both groups' memberships.
Steve McClellan became president and COO of Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems L.L.C. in August, replacing Michael Thomann, who was re-assigned-also is temporarily serving as CEO and chairman, succeeding John ``Bob'' Meyers, who resigned.
Jacques Nasser was replaced as Ford Motor Co. CEO and president by Chairman William Clay Ford Jr.
Tom Raben of Raben Tire Co. in Evansville, Ind., was selected president of ITRA, a post he will hold until the group merges with TANA on July 1.
Ken Dick, previously executive vice president of sales, was named president of TBC Corp.'s newly created private brands division.
Richard ``Dick'' Johnson, previously president of Heafner Tire Group's Southeast division, replaced Donald Roof as Heafner president and CEO.
Dan Hunter, formerly Yokohama Tire Corp.'s vice president of sales and consumer products, was tapped to replace Bob Gardner, who will retire as president of Del-Nat Tire Corp. Jan. 1.
Dennis Cates, formerly Del-Nat Tire Corp.'s North American sales manager, was named vice president of marketing, replacing Don Helker, who retired.
Ulrich Wellen was named Continental Tire North America Inc.'s first chief operating officer. He previously was vice president of Continental A.G.'s OE unit worldwide.
Kyu S. Cho, previously a vice president, overseas, of the sales division of Kumho Industrial Co. Ltd., was named president of Kumho Tire USA Inc., replacing Jong Kahng, who retired.
Sam Ferrise resigned as president of Bandag Inc.'s Tire Distribution Systems Inc. subsidiary to become president of Baldwin Filters; John McErlane, previously vice president of marketing and sales, replaced him.