MIAMI — Tire industry veteran John K. Thomas has joined Zafco International as vice president of sales in the U.S. West.
Mr. Thomas brings more than 35 years of experience in the tire industry, according to Zafco, including sales positions at YC Rubber North America, Nexen Tire America Inc., Sentury Tire USA and Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., among others.
In his new role, Mr. Thomas will be tasked with helping Zafco grow its multi-tier brand portfolio, which includes the Accelera, Armstrong, Forceum and Zeetex brands.
"I look forward to joining the Zafco team, which has an excellent reputation of providing quality tires at value pricing to dealers and distributors," Mr. Thomas said.
Zafco hired tire industry veteran Chris Tolbert in December to be its vice president of sales, East Zone, North America, tasked with similar responsibilities.