CYPRESS, Calif. (March 29, 2004) — Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corp. has named Armand E. Allaire II vice president of sales.
Mr. Allaire brings 27 years of tire industry experience to Toyo, having worked for a manufacturer/distributor and at the dealer level, the company said. Most recently, he served as executive director of sales for Bridgestone/Firestone (BFS) Off-Road Tire Co.
Mr. Allaire worked with BFS for 17 years and has extensive experience in the sales and marketing of passenger car, light truck and commercial truck tires, Toyo said. In addition, Mr. Allaire has served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and has operated a Tennessee-based company providing marketing and sales training for businesses.
Mr. Allaire's appointment follows the recent promotion of Toyo's Steve Weinger to senior vice president, sales.
“Having Armand on our team helps position us to continue and extend our delivery of outstanding service to our clients across America,” Mr. Weinger said. “We are very excited about his extensive tire industry experience.”