MIAMI (April 7, 2014) — Tire Group International L.L.C. (TGI) has named Joaquin Gonzalez Jr. president, effective April 1.
Mr. Gonzalez joined TGI in 2006 after a pro football career, TGI said. He first played with the University of Miami Hurricanes, which won the national title in 2001, then continued his sports career in the NFL playing with the Cleveland Browns and the Indianapolis Colts.
Mr. Gonzalez started as Miami-based TGI's chief operating officer, the company said, where he developed and implemented TGI's current ERP system, increasing sales more than 20 percent in one year, and nearly doubling sales over the next five years.