EAST NORRITON, Pa. (Nov. 12, 2003) — Treadways Corp. has promoted Jim Hannon to vice president of business development from vice president, sales and marketing for its TreadXpress division.
In his new post, Mr. Hannon will be responsible for overseeing the company's Treadmasters program as well as acquisitions and opportunities for company growth.
Treadmasters is marketed by three of Treadways' four divisions: TreadXpress, which handles the Laramie brand, and Eldorado and Jetzon/Telstar/Centennial. The fourth division, Sumitomo, does not participate in the program. In March Treadways announced a first-time partnership with Pirelli Tire North America Inc. that couples Pirelli tires with one of Treadways' three custom brands, depending on geographic region.
The tires are distributed from East Norriton-based Treadways' 14 distribution centers or its warehouse in Missouri.
In addition to the brands, the Treadmasters program offers services for dealers' customers, including a Web-based member locator, a nationwide tire and automotive service warranty, a retail credit card program, point-of-purchase materials and other support material.
Treadways also named Bob Klimm national sales director for the TreadXpress division. Based in Dallas, he will be responsible for sales growth of the TreadXpress Distribution Service Centers in the U.S. Most recently, Mr. Klimm served as central regional manager for the passenger, light truck division of Continental Tire North America Inc.
Treadways markets the Sumitomo, Laramie, Eldorado, Jetzon and Telstar brands.