MUMBAI, India (Oct. 18, 2106) — Alliance Tire Group (ATG) has realigned some of its technical departments and leadership following the acquisition of ATG by Yokohama Rubber Corp. earlier this year.
The promotions include:
- Toru Nakamura as chief technical officer in charge of ATG's R&D and project management functions, as well as driving activities related to procurement, technical, production and sourcing functions;
- Vidit Jain to chief technology and R&D, responsible for product development, plant technology and field technical support globally. He also was named to ATG's management committee and will report to Mr. Nakamura;
- Dhaval Nanavati will lead ATG's independent business unit in Central and South America as president, Latin America, reporting directly to the CEO. From his base at Alliance Tire Americas' (ATA) headquarters in Wakefield, Mass., Mr. Nanavati will continue to handle aftermarket sales for some parts of North America and serve as senior vice president for ATA. He also will report to ATA President James Clark; and