PASADENA, Calif. — YC Rubber Co. (North America) L.L.C., the U.S. distributor of Duraturn tires, has hired veteran tire sales executive John K. Thomas as national sales director.
Mr. Thomas has more than 30 years of sales experience in the tire industry, including his most recent work as director of sales, West Canada, for Sentury Tire North America L.L.C.
"John has a proven track record in successfully managing sales teams and positively impacting sales revenue wherever he has been," YC Rubber Vice President Ken Coltrane said.
"His relationships and credibility with North American dealers will be a tremendous asset as the Duraturn brand continues to grow in North America and gain acceptance from consumers."
Mr. Thomas has experience in both commercial and consumer tire sales, including positions as a regional sales manager, regional fleet sales manager and executive vice president of sales and marketing, the company said.
Other companies he's worked for include Nexen Tire USA, Giti Tire Corp., Treadways Corp., Falken Tire Corp. and Yokohama Tire Corp.