RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Falken Tire Corp. has promoted Bob Klimm to director of sales, commercial division, responsible for guiding the growth of Falken's truck and bus radial business in North America.
Mr. Klimm, a Falken tire employee since 2009, has been TBR division director since June 2015 when Falken created the commercial division.
Falken's commercial business has expanded "significantly" in the past four years under Mr. Klimm's leadership, Falken said, allowing the business to reach new customers and gain market share.
Darren Thomas, senior vice president, sales and marketing, said Mr. Klimm has "played an incredibly important role in Falken's TBR channel and product strategy, and his dedication to our product and serving our many customers make this appointment an easy one."
Prior to 2015 and the creation of the commercial division, Ohtsu was Falken's featured commercial tire brand, but at that point the company started phasing Ohtsu out as a truck tire brand in favor of Falken.
Mr. Klimm's 38 years in the industry include time spent with TCi Tire Centers Inc., Treadways Corp. and Continental/General Tire.