RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. has promoted executives Armand Allaire and Tom McNamara to executive vice presidents and hired veteran commercial tire marketer Pat-rick Gunn as director of sales and marketing, commercial tires.
Mr. Allaire, who joined Giti last December as vice president of marketing, has been promoted to executive vice president of sales and marketing, succeeding Mr. McNamara, who becomes executive vice president of bus-iness development.
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 2013 and has been an independent 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.
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, said Dr. Enki Tan, executive chairman of Giti Tire Group.