FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Ralson India Ltd. has promoted Jim Mayfield to president of Ralson Tire North America Inc. (RTNA), based in Franklin.
Mayfield previously served as executive vice president for RTNA, which opened late last year and recently began distributing its two TBR tire brands, Ralson and Accelus, in the U.S. market.
Prior to joining RTNA, Mayfield was executive vice president of sales for Giti Tire USA Ltd. from 2018 to 2021.
"Jim's leadership and knowledge of the commercial tire industry have been invaluable for Ralson's entry into this large and very important market," Ralson CEO Manjul Pahwa said.
"We're building our distribution base and look forward to getting our tires rolling on North American roads and highways."
Ludhiana, India-based Ralson India is sourcing the tires from a $350 million plant it opened in mid- to late 2022 in Indore, India, and which is dedicated to producing tires for the U.S. market.