CYPRESS, Calif. (April 30, 2008) — Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has hired industry veteran Joe Jordan as national sales manager for high-performance and specialty truck tires.
Mr. Jordan will manage sales and training programs for ultra-high performance (UHP) and specialty light truck tires as well as support marketing and promotional efforts for those products. New UHP product development also will be among his responsibilities.
He previously worked for Toyo from 1991-2000 and was involved with the development and release of the Proxes FZ4T UHP passenger tire, the Proxes RA1T DOT-approved R-compound tire and the Proxes S/T high-performance tire for light trucks and sport-utility vehicles. Most recently, Mr. Jordan operated his own tire and wheel accessory outlet—called Wheel Store—in Oceanside, Calif. That business is now closed.
In addition to his tire industry experience, Mr. Jordan is a veteran race driver with experience managing a road racing team in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and IMSA series.
“We welcome Joe Jordan back as a member of Team Toyo,” said Armand Allaire, Toyo's vice president of sales. “The combination of his past contributions during his previous tenure at Toyo, with his more recent 'hands on' experience as an independent tire dealer, will help to guide our future efforts in the super-competitive UHP segment.”