AKEBONO CORP.-Bruce Mardar, to eastern regional sales manager for aftermarket sales-was national sales manager at Qualitee International.
ALLIANCE TIRE CO.-George Ronai, to OEM engineering and new projects development manager-was chief engineer for Galaxy Tire & Wheel Inc.'s Ruma, Serbia, plant.
AMERICAN TIRE DISTRIBUTORS INC.-Ralph Bachemin, to equipment specialist for the Mobile, Ala., distribution center covering southern regions of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi-was store manager of a Tire Distributions System Inc. center in New Orleans.
AREA WHOLESALE TIRE CO. INC.-William Potter, to president-was executive vice president.
ARI-Tom O'Brien, to vice president sales, special markets-was vice president of marketing at Dana Brake and Chassis.
AUTO ROAD SERVICES INC.-Joe Novak, to vice president of sales-was display sales representative for Tire Business.
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE ASSOCIATION-John Scully, to executive vice president-was vice president of member services and operations.
BRAKE PARTS INC.-Nancy Andersen, to director of customer relationship management for the Under Vehicle Group-was customer support manager for Raybestos/Spicer and Aimco/ McQuay-Norris brands.
BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE-Joe Barbieri, to manager of motorsports-was a project supervisor in the motorsports department.
COOPER TIRE & RUBBER CO.-Daren Cable, to manager, mold design and technology-was mold production process development supervisor.
Michael Cati, to director, sales and marketing for Asian operations-was European marketing manager.
Jeffrey Forsyth, to manager, quality assurance-was manager, design and technology.
Anne Horinek, to regional credit manager-was senior customer service coordinator for the company's Oliver retreading operations.
Jon Huffman, to divisional manager in the credit department-was advanced regional credit manager.
James Keller, to vice president, competition and enthusiast products-was plant manager for the company's fluid systems plant in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Gary Schroeder, to director of financial planning and analysis for global tire operations-was global director of cost and reporting for Cooper-Standard Automotive.
Curtis Selhorst-to manager, tire testing-was manager of tire engineering in the firm's Texarkana, Ark., plant.
Stacy Sheets-to regional credit manager-was customer service coordinator.
GOODYEAR-Michael Parnell, to vice president, original equipment sales, North American Tire (NAT)-was director of business development and strategic initiatives, commercial tire systems for NAT.
Jeff Vasichek, to general manager, farm tires-was regional manager for Goodyear's Commercial Tire Systems.
JS PRODUCTS INC.-John Wiedemann, to president-was president and chief operating officer of Actron Manufacturing.
KUMHO TIRE U.S.A. INC.-J.Y. Yoon, to general manager and chief operating officer-was general manager of the overseas marketing division/North America team for Kumho Tire Co. Inc.
MITCHELL 1-Dan Kelley, to director of strategic partnerships-was director of the private label business.
Rosana Mellon, to marketing manager-was associate product manager and a marketing associate for the company's print product line.
Maribel Arango Topf, to customer retention manager-was nominations manager of TEC International.
PEP BOYS-MANNY, MOE & JACK-Larry Stevenson, to chairman of the board-continues as CEO.
PIRELLI TIRE NORTH AMERICA INC.-Peter Tyson, to vice president, advertising, public relations and motorsports-was director of global brand support, Pirelli Pneumatici, S.p.A.
SMITHERS SCIENTIFIC SERVICES INC.-Derek Read, to operations manager of the Ravenna, Ohio, lab-was client service manager.
STANDARDS TESTING LABORATORIES INC.-Roger Zingg, to account manager, test machinery sales-was owner of International Coordinators.
TOYO TIRE (U.S.A.) CORP.-Armand Allaire II, to vice president, sales-was executive director of sales for Bridgestone/Firestone Off Road Tire Co.
TREADWAYS CORP.-John Rigney, to chief financial officer-was vice president, finance.
YOKOHAMA TIRE CORP.-Norio Karashima, to president and CEO of Yokohama Tire and corporate officer of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.-was general manager of Yokohama Rubber's original equipment tire planning department.