TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (May 10, 2016) — Singapore-based international tire distributor Omni United Pte. Ltd. has named former Michelin North America Inc. executive Brett Martin president of the distribution division of its Omni United USA Inc. subsidiary.
Mr. Martin will head the division with responsibility for the company's “rapidly growing” distribution business in the U.S., according to Omni.
A tire industry veteran with more than 36 years of experience, Mr. Martin's resume includes 23 years of handling various key roles in the distribution sector. He last held a position as senior vice president of distribution for Michelin's TCi Tire Centers L.L.C. subsidiary, where he oversaw 85 distribution centers in the U.S.
He previously held a number of positions with TCi, including regional director West Coast and distribution center manager. Omni added that Mr. Martin also has experience in tire retailing.
The company said it is rapidly expanding its distribution business in the U.S. and — with its recent acquisition of Interstate Tire Distributor (ITD), a Commerce, Calif.-based wholesaler that operated six locations in four Western states — Omni currently manages seven warehouses with access to a network of more than 3,500 retailers. Omni also recently set up a mixing warehouse in Riverside, Calif. — with a capacity of 80,000 square feet — that will serve the needs of ITD customers.