WAALWIJK, Netherlands — OTR tire supplier Magna Tyres Group has hired a commercial sales specialist, Ryan Cusick, to be the sales manager of its U.S. office, which is relocating to Ontario, Calif.
Mr. Cusick brings 18 years of sales experience — including six years of tire industry experience with Michelin North America and Alliance Tire Americas — to the job, Magna said.
Mr. Cusick will be based at Magna's new U.S. office, which opened Aug. 1 in Ontario.
In a prepared statement, Magna said it plans to continue rolling out its growth strategy for North America, which has resulted in a "continuous growing customer base and a number of valuable partnerships" across the continent.
Magna Tyres opened its first U.S. sales office last year in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., but decided in the interim that California was a better location.
Magna also noted that Robert Smith, who was hired last year to head up the office in Florida, is no longer with the company, by mutual agreement.
Magna also operates a sales office in Vaughan, Ontario, under the leadership of Alex Vitale.