DENVILLE, N.J. (Dec. 5, 2008) — Alliance Tire Co. (USA) Ltd. has hired former Denman Tire Corp. and Kauffman Tire Inc. executive James Tuschner to be marketing director as it gears up to expand its business in North America with agricultural, industrial, OTR and forestry tires.
Alliance Tire, the Denville-based subsidiary of Israel's Alliance Tire (1992) Ltd., also has hired Michael Aguon, formerly with Bridgestone Americas Inc., to be Eastern Region territory manager.
Mr. Tuschner most recently was director of marketing for Denman, having worked up through the Denman organization from Midwest regional sales manager. Prior to joining Denman, he was wholesale manager and marketing manager for Kauffman Tire in Atlanta. He also worked for Allied Discounts Tires in Orlando, Fla.
Manny Cicero, president of Alliance Tire USA, lauded Mr. Tuschner for his “deep understanding of what manufacturers, distributors and dealers can do to create win-win opportunities.”
Mr. Tuschner already is involved in helping Alliance establish a warehouse in the U.S., create new strategies with innovative dealers and distributors and broaden Alliance's footprint in North America, Mr. Cicero said.
Mr. Aguon started in the tire business in 1989 as a staff engineer for Bridgestone before moving on to positions in staff engineering, sales engineering and account management, especially in OTR side of the tire industry.