GITI Tire (USA) Ltd. has named Armand Allaire vice president of marketing and Daniel Gajewski director, supply chain.
In his new position, Allaire will be responsible for marketing Giti Tire passenger, light truck and medium truck brands in both the U.S. and Canada, including GT Radial, Primewell, Runway and Dextero.
Allaire has extensive experience in the sales and marketing of passenger, light truck, medium truck and giant off road tires. The 36-year tire industry veteran previously held the position of national vice president of sales at Kumho Tire USA for all replacement tires in the U.S. Prior to Kumho, he served as vice president of sales at Toyo Tire USA.
“Giti Tire is delighted to have Armand’s wealth of industry experience, and we look forward to his contribution as we aggressively grow our Giti Tire family of brands,” says Tom McNamara, executive vice president, sales and marketing, for Giti Tire USA.
Gajewski will be responsible for logistics, forecasting and inventory replenishment for Giti Tire’s North American operations.
Prior to joining Giti Tire, Gajewski served as global supply chain leader at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. before leaving for an assignment with the U.S. military in Afghanistan. Gajewski managed factory direct programs and automotive OEMs, as well as lean and Six Sigma projects at Goodyear. He has an additional 28 years of experience as a US Army Officer in global logistics and in various supply chain/procurement roles in the metals and retail industries.
“Daniel will play an important role in helping Giti Tire fulfill our goal of consistently delivering the right tire at the right time in the right place,” says John Waite, vice president of DC operations. “His outstanding experience and expertise will be tremendous assets in helping us achieve supply chain excellence in North America through improved process, personnel and programs.”
Giti Tire USA and Giti Tire Canada are the sales and marketing operations in North America for Giti Tire Pte. Ltd., which manufactures GT Radial brand tires for passenger, SUV, light truck, truck, bus, and high performance vehicles. For more information, visit www.gtradial.com.
Bob Ulrich was named Modern Tire Dealer editor in August 2000. He joined the magazine in 1985 as assistant editor, and has been responsible for gathering statistical information for MTD's "Facts Issue" since 1993.