Giti said the changes are being made to capitalize on its rapid growth and to take full advantage of its expansion plans in North America.
Mr. Gunn brings more than 15 years' experience at Bridgestone Americas in the sales and marketing of medium/heavy truck tires, as well as off-highway tires and retreading operations. He left Bridgestone in April 2013 has been an independent sales and business development consultant since then, according to his LinkedIn page.
Mr. Allaire moved to Giti last year from Kumho Tire USA L.L.C. In all Mr. Allaire has more than 37 years of industry experience.
Mr. McNamara has been with Giti since 2007.
“We have introduced many outstanding products and have had much success in the North American marketplace, but our journey has just started,” said Dr. Enki Tan, executive chairman of Giti Tire Group. “With our new organizational structure, we have all the conditions in place to deliver the best value proposition to our customers, to continue to grow responsibly and build a world-class company and culture for Giti's long-term success in North America.”
Sylvia Soerijadi will continue as chief financial officer; Julianto Djajadi will also continue as executive vice president of business operations.
Giti Tire (USA) is the North American sales, marketing, and distribution company Giti Tire, handling the firm's GT Radial, Primewell, Dextero, and Runway tires.