Suppliers

Jim Hawk to Lead Toyo's Automotive Parts Business in the U.S.

Posted on November 30, 2017

Jim Hawk is taking over leadership of Toyo's automotive parts business in the U.S.
Jim Hawk is taking over leadership of Toyo's automotive parts business in the U.S.
Jim Hawk is adding another job title to his Toyo business card. The chairman of Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. and Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. has been appointed chairman and CEO of another Toyo subsidiary, Toyo Automotive Parts (USA) Inc.

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. says Hawk, a tire industry veteran of more than 40 years, will maintain his current responsibilities as leader of Toyo's tire business in the U.S. Hawk additionally serves as president of Toyo Tire North America Original Equipment Sales LLC.

Toyo's automotive parts business supplies anti-virbation rubber parts and bushings to original equipment manufacturers from its plant in Franklin, Ky.

Hawk joined Toyo in 2004 to oversee planning and then management of the tire maker's plant in White, Ga. In 2016 he was elected chairman of the Rubber Manufacturers Association board of directors.

Related Topics: executive appointments, Jim Hawk, Toyo

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
"Sumitomo Rubber is not aware of any U.S. tire manufacturers advocating for the imposition of tariffs under Section 232," said Smallwood.
News Tariffs on Auto Parts Will Be Harmful, Says Sumitomo's Smallwood

The United States Department of Commerce hosted a government hearing on the Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Automobiles and Automotive Parts on Thursday, July 19, 2018. One tire industry executive made sure his voice was heard.

Richard Edwards, mayor of Bowling Green, Ohio, was flanked by TravelCenters executives Barry Richards, left and Skip McGary at the ribbon cutting ceremony.
News TravelCenters Celebrates the Opening of Its First Retread Facility

TravelCenters of America LLC recently held the grand opening for its first TA Commercial Tire Network Retread Center. Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, the center uses the Goodyear UniCircle and precure processes to retread an average of 110 truck tires a day.

In Grand Prairie, Texas, near Dallas, BestOne opened its first facility. The retread facility was built with space to add two more curing chambers for the future.
News BestDrive Continues Expansion and Opens 2 Locations in Texas

BestDrive LLC, a Continental tire and ContiLifeCycle commercial tire dealer and retreader, has entered the Texas market and opened two locations, one near Dallas and another in San Antonio.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from MTD delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the tire industry and don't miss a thing!