SANTA ANA, Calif. — Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) has hired Stan Chandgie, a former executive at Exide Technologies and Group Michelin, as vice president of consumer sales, succeeding Larry Kull, who was named vice president of sales and business operations.
Mr. Chandgie was vice president of sales and business transformation at Exide for the past three and a half years. Prior to that, he spent 16 years at Michelin North America, holding a variety of marketing and sales positions both international and domestic.
YTC President Jeff Barna lauded Mr. Chandgie for bringing a "wealth of sales and marketing strategy expertise to Yokohama, particularly in the tire industry. He's a dynamic senior executive with 20-plus years of global progressive experience in the manufacturing and distribution sectors, which is why he's perfectly suited to lead our consumer sales division."
According to Yokohama, he developed and launched multiple product and service offerings in the commercial and OTR sectors at Michelin.
Mr. Chandgie, who has an undergraduate degree from Furman University, said, "It's great to be back in the tire industry with such a strong, strategic company."
Mr. Kull, who has 16 years' experience with YTC, was promoted to the consumer sales post in January 2018.