WAKEFIELD, Mass. — Alliance Tire Americas Inc. has hired industry veteran Brian Sheehey as vice president of marketing.
Mr. Sheehey moves to Alliance from Hankook Tire America Corp., where he was senior director, commercial tire division, for the past eight years. In all, he was with Hankook for 13 years.
Prior to joining Hankook in 2004, Mr. Sheehey was with Bridgestone/Firestone's North American commercial tire sales group as a territory manager for seven years. He began his tire industry career with Englewood Tire Distributors in New Jersey.
"Brian has worked for both large and small companies and he's been a salesman, a marketing executive and a top manager," Jim Clark, president of Alliance Tire Americas, said in a press release.
"Those positions have given him insight and experience that will be a great asset to the Alliance Tire Americas team. His energy, deep knowledge of the commercial tire industry — which is a large and growing part of Alliance Tire's business — and his entrepreneurial spirit will help take Alliance Tire and our customers to new heights."
Alliance Tire is a business unit of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.