CYPRESS, Calif. — Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has made a number of executive appointments in its sales department to support the company's growing business and dealer network.
Toyo hired Rob Lovi as director of sales, national strategic accounts, and promoted Mike Graber to director of sales, commercial tires.
Mr. Lovi brings 14 years of tire industry experience to his new job. Most recently he was vice president of sales and marketing for Vector Fleet Management L.L.C., and before that he worked for Michelin North America Inc.
He joins Sam Felberbaum, director of sales for the west, and Mike Snyder, director of sales for the east, on the Toyo sales team, all reporting to Randy Gaetz, senior vice president of sales.
Mr. Graber most recently was senior product manager for commercial truck tires and prior to that was a member of the Toyo Tires commercial sale team.
In addition, Bill Barfield, former director of sales for commercial tires, has taken on the new role of corporate training manager to support a growing field staff and network of commercial tire dealers. Messrs. Barfield and Graber also report to Mr. Gaetz, Toyo said.
"The Toyo Tires brand continues to grow in the U.S., and we are pleased to announce these new positions within our field sales organization," Mr. Gaetz said.
"We are better positioned to serve our dealers and to support the sales of premium Toyo Tires products."