MIAMI — Tire Group International Inc. (TGI) has hired former Mickey Thompson Tires executive Dominick Montouri to be its chief strategy officer, focusing on TGI's Cosmo brand.
Montouri brings more than 25 years of tire industry experience to his new role with TGI, including six years as president of Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels.
Montouri will be responsible for leading strategic growth initiatives focused on the Cosmo brand, fostering key partnerships, and enhancing TGI's global market presence, TGI said.
TGI CEO Tony Gonzalez said Montouri's "impressive industry knowledge and leadership skills make him the perfect fit for TGI as we continue to evolve and expand our Cosmo footprint in the global tire market. We look forward to achieving new milestones together."
Prior to joining Mickey Thompson in 2014, Montouri worked for 17 years for wholesale distributor Terry's Tire Town, where he held a number of leadership positions.
"I am excited to join the TGI family and continue to drive their strategic growth initiatives," Montouri said.
"TGI's commitment to excellence, innovation, customer satisfaction, as well as its family first culture, aligns perfectly with my professional values and aspirations. I am eager to contribute to the company's continued success and growth."
Montouri left Mickey Thompson earlier this year, and his position was filled by John Bodart.
TGI — named the tire industry's Best Place to Work in 2022 — relaunched the Cosmo brand in 2019 in the U.S. as broad-line tire range, adding UHP, SUV, SUV-UHP and M/T patterns, and has been expanding the brand's scope ever since.
The Cosmo brand had been part of TGI's portfolio since 1994, primarily as a bias-ply light truck tire brand and has marketed it predominantly to its Latin American and Caribbean customer base since while adding radial passenger, light truck, medium truck, etc. lines.
Montouri's hiring comes a few months after other executive moves by TGI: Hiring Joe Rios as chief financial officer, and promoting Enrique Hernandez to chief operating officer.