REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Kenda Tire USA has hired industry veteran Shaun Fitzgerald to handle strategic accounts.
Fitzgerald brings more than 30 years of experience working for tire manufacturers and independent dealers, most recently as general manager, wholesale, for Flynn's Tire Group.
In his new position, he will be help drive growth of Kenda's automotive tire channel sales and identify new partner growth opportunities in the Eastern U.S., the company said.
"Kenda is well positioned for growth within the industry," Fitzgerald said. "This is due to the Kenda lineup of high-quality products positioned to deliver great value to our dealers and their customers. Kenda is truly building premium products that offer our dealers a value priced option they can recommend with confidence to their customers."
Kenda said the appointment is a "clear statement of Kenda's intent to continue delivering value to its customers by growing market share and working with Kenda's retail and wholesale partners to strengthen the message of Kenda's product offerings in the passenger and light truck space."
Fitzgerald will report directly to Brandon Stotsenburg, vice president of automotive for Kenda USA.
"Kenda is fortunate to have committed channel partners who are growing rapidly with our automotive products," Stotsenburg said.
"As we plan for accelerated growth, Kenda is excited to add Shaun to our team, and we anticipate adding additional experienced sales associates to the Kenda family in the coming year."
Kenda Tire USA is the Reynoldsburg-based sales/distribution subsidiary of Taiwan's Kenda Industrial Tire Co. Ltd.