Triangle Adds Vice President to U.S. Team

Aug. 9, 2016

Christopher (Chris) Kennedy has joined Triangle Tire USA as vice president of finance and operations.

He will be responsible for financial reporting and analysis, financial controls, banking relationships, warehouse operations, logistics and inventory control. 

“Chris helps us round out our key management group and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to two important functions: finance and operations,” says Triangle Tire USA CEO Manny Cicero. “It is rare for someone to be proficient in both finance and operations, so we feel very fortunate to have Chris join our growing team.”

Kennedy’s previous position was controller for Resource Label Group, a printing company based in Franklin, Tenn., with offices throughout the U.S. and Canada.  He has 16 years of experience in the tire industry, including positions as finance director of the off-road tire sales division for Bridgestone Americas and controller for Firestone Industrial Products-Netherlands. Kennedy also served as senior buyer and then inventory analyst for B.A. Pargh Company, an office supply company in Nashville.

Triangle Tire USA is the wholly owned subsidiary of Triangle Tyre Co. Ltd. On the commercial side, the company says it offers a broad range of medium radial truck tires and a full range of off-the-road (OTR) radial and bias products, including giant radials for the construction, mining and aggregates industries. On the consumer side, Triangle Tire USA offers passenger and light truck tires, including ultra-high performance (UHP), winter and specialty trailer tires.

Triangle Tyre Group, China’s largest privately owned tire manufacturer, established its U.S. headquarters in Franklin at the beginning of 2016. The company opened a technical center in Akron, Ohio, in 2011 to help develop consumer and commercial tires specifically for the U.S. market.

Triangle Tyre Group celebrated its 40th year in business in 2016 and is headquartered in Weihai, a major seaport city located in the eastern part of China’s Shandong province.  The company operates five plants in China. Its R&D center in Weihai has been awarded by the Chinese Government the status of National Engineering Laboratory and National Industrial Design Institute

For more information about Triangle Tire USA, call 1-888-TIRE-745 (888-847-3745) or 615-610-5050, or email [email protected].