Clif Armstrong knows he has big shoes to fill at Marangoni Tread North America Inc. The company's vice president of business development, Armstrong has been chosen to replace CEO and President Bill Sweatman, who will officially retire on May 1, 2019.
Sweatman has been with Marangoni more than 18 years, the last 16 as CEO and president.
"I started in the tire industry in 1977 and the retreading industry in 1984," said Sweatman. "The industry has been very good for me and my family, and I would like to thank the employers, peers, customers, suppliers and friends for this experience, and I wish all well."
Armstrong joined Marangoni in 2017.
"While working for another company several years ago, I managed a project and got to see firsthand the Ringtread product," said Armstrong. "I came away from that experience in awe of the Ringtread concept and its performance achievements. It truly is different and better! I am excited about this opportunity to lead this great organization."
Armstrong brings more than 35 years of industry experience to his new role. He has served in multiple executive management functions including sales, marketing and operations.
Ringtread, Marangoni’s flagship product, is a double-contoured precured tread molded in a circular shape; as a result, it does not need to be spliced like other precured retreads used in commercial truck tire retreading.
For more information on Marangoni Tread North America's products, visit na.marangoni.com.